Ace Football previews the Ligue 1 game between Monaco and Montpellier who meet up this coming Sunday. The match preview includes the current team news, stats, and a recommended betting tip.
At the Stade Louis II, Montpellier will face off against AS Monaco on Sunday in a Ligue 1 match.
Monaco approach round 14 as number 3 in the Ligue 1 table with 24 points on their account so far. With 13 rounds behind them, Montpellier have amassed 13 points, placing them as number 13 in the standings.
Form: Monaco vs Montpellier
Judging by their last three matches, we can expect a bit of everything from Monaco at the moment. Against Brest, they came out on top in a 2-0 win, before drawing 0-0 against Le Havre. Most recently, they were left reeling in a 5-2 defeat against Paris Saint-Germain. In their last six Ligue 1 home matches, Monaco racked up five strong wins, but no draws as they lost once. They scored 13 and conceded four goals.
Montpellier have been a tad mediocre in their last three matches where a win has failed to come their way. Against Nice, they gained a point in a 0-0 draw, before coming up short against Brest, who ran out 1-3 winners. Lately, they managed to steal a point in a 1-1 with Clermont Foot. Montpellier won twice, while also recording one draw, and three defeats in their last six away matches in the Ligue 1. The scoreline from these matches says nine goals conceded and nine scored.
Betting facts for Monaco and Montpellier
Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when placing bets on the upcoming game between Monaco and Montpellier. The facts are based on the stats from games played out across all tournaments.
- In 8 of the last 9 Monaco home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Monaco have won 5 of the last 6 home matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Monaco have won 5 of the last 6 home matches
- Monaco have not lost 6 of the last 7 home matches
- Monaco have scored in 7 of the last 8 home matches
- Montpellier have not won 8 of the last 10 matches
- In 6 of the last 7 Montpellier matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Montpellier have conceded in 8 of the last 9 away matches
- In 5 of the last 7 Montpellier away matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In the last 3 Montpellier away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
Players on top: Monaco vs Montpellier
Teji Savanier shows decent form right now for Montpellier, as he scored two goals in his last two games in the Ligue 1. The visitors need more from him, though, when facing Monaco, who are strong favorites this coming Sunday. Siding with Aleksandr Golovin also looks like a nice prospect as he scored three goals in his last five Ligue 1 matches.
Popular markets: Monaco vs Montpellier
Monaco claimed five wins in the previous 10 matches at home across all tournaments, as well as drawing two and losing three. Montpellier won four of their last 10 away games, as they also drew three and lost three of these matches.
Both teams to score
Monaco managed the first goal of the game in only three of their 10 previous games played. Meanwhile, Montpellier were first on target in three of their last 10 outings. Montpellier have scored in three consecutive meetings with Monaco at the Stade Louis II.
Monaco performed an average of 1.7 goals a game in their previous ten matches in which over 2.5 goals came out six times. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of the last ten outings for Montpellier, who managed to score one time in those matches.
Betting tip: Monaco vs Montpellier
In conclusion, the upcoming game between Monaco and Montpellier seems like a decent betting opportunity. Considering the abovementioned stats and facts, we have come up with a betting suggestion for this Ligue 1 match.