Toulouse vs Montpellier
French Ligue 1, Season 2017/18
Date: Saturday, 12th August 2017
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Stadium Municipal, Toulouse.
Toulouse and Montpellier will square off at Stadium Municipal in the second round of French Ligue 1.
Despite losing the first game of the season, Toulouse had a great display as they troubled the reigning champions AS Monaco. They were ahead twice at Stade Louis II, but they collapsed in the later stages of the match when Monaco was pressuring them.
The home team is aiming mid-table finish this season. Their main problem last season was performances against weaker teams where they dropped many points.
Toulouse won’t be able to count on injured Diop.
Last season, the visitors had a disappointing campaign. They finished the season in the 15th position, but after the solid preseason where they met several Ligue 1 sides, they can announce a more fruitful season. Montpellier beat Caen in the opening match with the minimal result of 1-0.
They will be without Boudebouz and Ligali due to injuries.
Toulouse vs Montpellier: Head-to-head
The two sides met back on July 22nd in a club friendly match, but neither of the two sides managed to step up as the match ended 1-1.
In their competitive games, Toulouse had a greater share of success in the last five games with three victories, while Montpellier won only once. At Stadium Municipal, the guests are without a win since 2012.
Toulouse vs Montpellier: Prediction
Both sides are looking decent after their respective first matches. The handicap is well set as Toulouse are slight favorites in this match. We are likely to witness a cautious approach by both teams as Montpellier would be happy with a draw whilst Toulouse are aiming for the first victory in front of their own fans. A stalemate is on the table here, without a doubt.
Toulouse vs Montpellier: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Under 2.5 goals at the odds of 1.67.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for A draw at the odds of 3.20.