Nantes vs Montpellier
French Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday, 21st December 2016
Kick off at 19:50 UK Time
Venue: Stade de la Beaujoire (Nantes).
Nantes got a very important victory away to Angers after a really terrible spell in the last month. Their still in 19th place but the win would have given the team a lot of confidence to try and carry on. They also kept a clean sheet, and Nantes will be hoping to claim just their 2nd victory of the season at home. Indeed the club have the worst home record in Ligue 1.
Montpellier continue to frustrate brilliant one week average the next but we can’t ignore their last result which ended in a 4-0 victory for them over tricky Bordeaux. Two weeks before it was a 3-0 win over PSG and their fans at home have seen 7 goals in their last two matches. Brilliant, but then there is the away form because sandwiched into these results was a poor 2-1 loss at Lille.
Playing away has been a real problem for Montpellier who are yet to win on the road after 9 games.
Nantes vs Montpellier: Head to Head Stats
Nantes has won 3 of the last 4 home matches over Montpellier. The teams played just last week in the Coupe de la Ligue in Nantes where the home side won 3-1. Montpellier has only won this fixture at Nantes once since 2000 although that was the last time they visited here for a league match where they came away with a 2-0 win.
Nantes vs Montpellier: Prediction
This will be more of an intriguing game for the customer betting on it than it will be for a neutral watching a game of football. This is because anything can happen in this game. On paper Montpellier should come here and ease to victory, but Nantes come into this match in a good mood and history says they do well here. We should expect to see goals- there will be spaces exploited as both sides will go gung-ho, in search of a spectacular win.
Nantes vs Montpellier: Bet Tips
Nantes vs Montpellier over 3.5 goals at 10/3 (4.33)
Anytime goal scorer: Mariusz Stepinski (Nantes) at 23/10 (3.30).