Montpellier vs Strasbourg
2017/18 French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 19th August 2017
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Mosson.
The league’s newcomers successfully bounced back after a horrendous opener to their Ligue 1 campaign and a 4-0 defeat to Lyon.
Strasbourg boosted up their confidence with an impressive 3-0 victory over Lille last weekend and they will travel to Stade de la Mosson for the clash with Montpellier in high spirits.
La Paillade played two very tight matches at the start of the new season. The team led by Michel Der Zakarian picked up a narrow 1-0 win over Caen in front of their fans in the opener, but only to suffer a second round defeat to Toulouse with the identical scoreline.
The team’s main strength is defensive line as Montpellier did not concede more than a single goal in any of their last six matches in all competitions.
Grimm, Lienard and Marton produced goals for Strasbourg in a surprisingly high victory over Lille last Saturday at Stade de la Meinau.
Thierry Laurey’s side is among the main candidates for the drop to Ligue 2 at the end of the season and it will be very interesting to see if they will be able to produce more displays similar to the one from the previous weekend.
Montpellier vs Strasbourg: Head to head
Strasbourg have entirely dominated this match-up historically as they have lost no more than two of 20 meetings with Montpellier.
Draw has been by far the most common of the outcomes in previous meetings at Stade de la Mosson as it happened on six occasions in ten matches.
Montpellier vs Strasbourg: Prediction
This is not going to be the most beautiful match of the week as we expect both sides to sit at the back and wait for their chances from counter attacks.
The only logical betting option under such circumstances would clearly be Under 2.5 goals FT at the surprisingly high 19/20 odds.
Montpellier vs Strasbourg: Bet Tips
The main pick will be Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 19/20 @ Betfred.
Braver tipsters can try with a goalless draw at 10/1.