Nantes vs Montpellier
France – Ligue 1
Date: Tuesday, 8th January 2019
Kick-off at 18.00 UK/ 19.00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Beaujoire (Nantes).
After both their matches saw cancellation due to protests last weekend, Nantes and Montpellier come together to see through their scheduled match.
A curious thing that jumps out is the fact that the league standings of these teams do not accurately represent their recent form. Montpellier is in contention for the European spots, but their recent showings have let down their fans. On contrary, Nantes have climbed out of the pit they found themselves in, on top of good performances at home.
Emiliano Sala will certainly be the key player to watch out for as he is going through one of the best phases of his career. He has scored 12 goals so far in his league campaign, and rightfully is in the mix for the golden boot race in France, and if fortune allows, maybe Europe too.
Nantes vs Montpellier Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Canaries won five of their last six h2h matches with Montpellier.
- The combined scoreline for these matches is 11-5, in favor of Nantes.
Nantes vs Montpellier Prediction
Les Canaris turned around what could have been a disastrous season with very good performances at home in the last few weeks. They are unbeaten at home in the last four matches, and three of them were wins and huge ones. The team scored a total of 14 goals in this stretch and conceded only three in return.
The last six h2h matches show a huge advantage for Nantes, as they recorded five wins from these six attempts.
Montpellier could manage just one win in their last five league games and really fell out of the race for the Champions League spots with their uninspiring run. On top of that, they are on the road for this game, against Nantes, who is one of the best in-form teams at home right now. The win will go to Nantes, but Montpellier will not return empty-handed from this tie. Their vast experience and determination will reward them with at least a goal.
Nantes vs Montpellier Betting Tips
To Win: Nantes @ 2.50 (3/2)
Both Teams to Score: YES @ 2.00 (1/1).