Montpellier and Monaco will meet in the 20th round of the Ligue 1. Montpellier is playing in bad shape, the team needs points, as the goal is to play in the Europa League next season. Monaco has two victories in a row, the attackers are showing strength, and they can be satisfied with fourth place in the table.
January 15th, 2021 – 21:00
Montpellier vs Monaco Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Montpellier vs Monaco Predictions
Three defeats within these last five matches have seen Montpellier slump to losses against Metz, Lille, and Marseille while draws with Brest and Nantes in 2-2 and 1-1 stalemate have seen them pick up useful points but have ultimately been outweighed by the defeats. As a result, Montpellier now trails 5th placed Rennes by a margin of five points, but there are no guarantees of a revival on home turf at their Stade de la Mosson against Monaco as the hosts have lost three of their last four matches in their own backyard. With overall results at home producing an inconsistent return so far this season, the goals market, therefore, appeals here, especially both teams to score option as seven of Montpellier’s ten home matches have seen both teams hit the back of the net. Joris Chotard found the right role in the team, he moves great in the middle of the field, and it’s hard to take the ball away from this guy. Andy Delort is a great striker, he has the experience and is expected to score as many goals as possible this season.
The visitors lifted themselves up into 4th place on the Ligue 1 ladder on the weekend with a rousing 3-0 home win over Angers, which became Monaco’s third league win in four matches in the French top flight. Earlier victories over Dijon and Lorient, the latter being a 5-2 thrashing away from home, have indicated that Monaco is showing signs of returning to their former glory. They’ll certainly fancy their chances of extending their current unbeaten run of matches to five when they make their way to Montpellier for this Friday night encounter. However, results away from home have been a little inconsistent for the visitors as they’ve won four but lost five of their nine matches on their travels to date in Ligue 1, although they do head into this upcoming tussle on the back of two away wins on the trot at Dijon and Lorient respectively. Gelson Martins is an excellent player, many teams are interested in this guy, and he has good dribbles and is the future of Portuguese football. Kevin Volland finally shows his proper form and scores important goals. He creates a lot of problems for the opposing defenders.
It is going to be a very tight clash in which both sides have the chance to take points. It won’t be surprising if the game ends in a draw
We can expect a big fight between these two teams, and both of them should be able to score. We don’t believe either side will keep the clean sheet.