Montpellier vs PSG
France- Ligue 1
Date: Tuesday 30th April 2019
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Mosson (Montpellier)
In many ways Montpellier needs a win much more than PSG when the teams meet on Tuesday night for their game in hand.
PSG as usual will start off as the favourites to win but even though the club claimed the league title last week they have many problems behind the scenes.
The first concerns how they imploded in the Coupe de France final at the weekend after leading 2-0 they were pegged back by unfancied Rennes to 2-2 and then lost on penalties in incredible scenes. There is a cloud of disappointment that engulfs the team because of this loss and after the game video footage emerged of striker Neymar pushing or even hitting a fan- although we don’t know what the fan said to him.
Also PSG come here in poor form, they have won just 1 game from their past five in all competitions and this is a difficult ground to play at.
Montpellier are chasing a European place and come here in 6th place on 51 points. However the club are 8 points behind Saint Etienne to qualify for the Europa League. This could be 5 with a win here and if they don’t win then their European hopes end right now.
The club have won back to back home games and overall have lost just 3 times at home all season.
Montpellier vs PSG: Head to Head
Earlier this season in the reverse fixture PSG beat Montpellier 5-1.
Last season this fixture ended 0-0.
PSG have not won at Montpellier since 2015.
Montpellier vs PSG: Prediction
We think every fan in the ground will be trying to create an atmosphere to make life difficult for PSG and Montpellier have a quality side that will have lots of chances.
PSG are the better team but let’s be honest just a few days after their cup final defeat are they really in the right frame of mind to play this game?
We think not and that is why we will be backing the home side to get a win, they have all of the motivation to win this, and PSG’s stars just want their break now.
Montpellier vs PSG: Bet Tips
Montpellier to beat PSG at 3.75 (11/4)
Correct Score: Montpellier to win 2-0 or 2-1 at 19.00 (18/1) and 12.00 (11/1).