Nice vs Montpellier
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 22nd April 2018
Kick off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Riviera (Nice).
It will be scorching hot when Nice and Montpellier take on each other in the south of France and for this reason it is possible that we will see a low-scoring game. However, both teams possess quality for goals and this should be a very interesting fixture.
There is so much on the line here too as the clubs are 6th and 7th respectively and both are going for that final European position and are just a point from that mark.
Nice have drawn their last two games but have just 1 loss in the past five weeks and that defeat came to PSG so it was expected. At home Nice have a mixed record which has really damaged their season, and the reality is that they have just one victory in their last five home games.
Montpellier are the team that are kings of the draws, they have 16 so far which equates to 49% of all games played since the beginning of the season. Form is decent although they did lose their last match which was at home 3-1 to Bordeaux. Away from home the club have been very stable picking up 9 points from the last 15 available and have lost just 3 times all season on the road.
Nice vs Montpellier: Head to Head
- Montpellier have not beaten Nice away in 6 years
- The last time the teams played here Nice won 2-1
- Montpellier won the earlier reverse fixture 2-0
Nice vs Montpellier: Prediction
As we mentioned before the extreme heat will play its part and the best bet here is to go for goals in the second half of the game. The teams will start sluggish and of course there will be a lot of pressure as the game goes on with a possible 5th place chance up for grabs.
Nice vs Montpellier: Bet Tips
Half time: a draw at 2.00
Highest scoring half: 2nd half at 2.10.