Troyes vs Montpellier: Preview and Predictions

Troyes vs Montpellier
Ligue 1
Date: 16th September 2017
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade de l’Aube, Troyes.

Saturday night is going to offer us a duel between two Ligue 1 table strugglers Troyes and Montpellier. Hosts have just returned to the top flight, so result like this was more or less expected. That can’t be said for the visiting squad.

Troyes

The squad from Stade de l’Aube has managed to collect only five points in the opening five rounds of Ligue 1. Interestingly, the last two outings ended as goalless draws. Those were matches against Paris FC (friendly) and Toulouse last week. Usually, they are both scoring and conceding a lot of goals. We are expecting that tradition to continue on Saturday night.

Montpellier

It is been a while since Montpellier have found themselves in such bad position on Ligue 1 table. Many readers probably remember that this team has won the title once in the last decade. However, it seems like their glory days are behind them. Montpellier have lost three out of last four outings, winning only one point. Results on the road have been awful for months now. This team has suffered 12 defeats in last 15 duels away from home, winning only two.

Troyes vs Montpellier: Head to head

There were 16 head to head clashes between these teams in the past. Montpellier are having small advantage (six wins), while Troyes won five. Interestingly, four out of the last five ended with both teams scoring at least one goal. The previous one was played in 2016 when Montpellier were hosts and won points easily. FT result was 4-1.

Troyes vs Montpellier: Prediction

Interestingly, the bookies are offering identical 2.70 odds for both home and away win. Our primary choice is going to be BTTS at 1.80, while the most probable FT outcome is draw.

Troyes vs Montpellier: Bets

Both teams to score 1.80 @ Betfair

Draw 3.20 @ William Hill