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Ligue 1: Montpellier vs Nantes – Betting preview

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Ace Football previews the Ligue 1 round 31 match between Montpellier and Nantes and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Montpellier enjoy home advantage, when visitors Nantes swing by this coming Friday for a clash in the Ligue 1. The former will be looking to make that home advantage count.

Montpellier approach the next Ligue 1 round as number 12 in the table, having claimed 36 points this season so far. With 30 games behind them, Nantes amassed 31 points, placing them as number 14 before their next fixture.


Form: Montpellier vs Nantes

Montpellier Form

Montpellier look good before their upcoming match, in which they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last three matches, they first beat Lorient by 2-0, before drawing 1-1 with Clermont Foot. They were back as winners last time out, when they took out Reims 1-2. Montpellier claimed a modest two wins in their past six home matches in the Ligue 1. They also drew two and lost two, scored ten goals and conceded ten.

Nantes Form

It is all or nothing with Nantes following one win in their previous three outings. They first went down 1-3 in an encounter with Lyon to which, they replied by beating Le Havre0-1. Their latest encounter once again had them on the losing side, when they lost 0-3 against Rennes. Nantes won four times in their last six away games in the Ligue 1, in which they drew once and lost once. They conceded four goals while scoring six themselves.

Betting facts for Montpellier and Nantes

Here are some stats and facts that might be useful for betting on the upcoming match between Montpellier and Nantes. The facts are based on the data from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all competitions.

  • Montpellier have scored in the last 11 matches in a row
  • Montpellier have scored in the last 10 matches in a row in the Ligue 1
  • Montpellier have not won 10 of the last 12 home matches
  • Montpellier have not won 9 of the last 11 home matches in the Ligue 1
  • In 5 of the last 6 Montpellier home matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • In 16 of the last 18 Nantes matches in the Ligue 1, the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 12 of the last 14 Nantes matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In the last 8 Nantes away matches in the Ligue 1, the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 8 of the last 9 Nantes away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Nantes have won 4 of the last 5 away matches while scoring less than 2.5 goals

Players on top: Montpellier vs Nantes

Matthis Abline shows decent form right now for Nantes, as he scored two goals in his last six games in the Ligue 1. The visitors need more from him, though, when facing Montpellier, who are strong favourites this coming Friday. Siding with Teji Savanier also look a nice prospect as he scored three goals in his last six Ligue 1 matches.

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Full-time result

Montpellier claimed all three points two times in their last 10 home matches across all tournaments, while also drawing five along the way. They endured defeat in three of the games in this run. Nantes won five of their last 10 games away, while drawing one and losing four in this series of matches.

Both teams to score

Montpellier scored the first goal of the match in four games from a possible ten. Nantes scored the opening goal in five of a possible ten games. Nantes managed two wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches.

Total goals

Montpellier saw over 2.5 goals in seven of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.8 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of Nantes’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 0.8 goals in these matches. Montpellier scored at least once in their previous 11 matches.

Suggested bet: Montpellier vs Nantes

To sum up, the upcoming match between Montpellier and Nantes seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this Ligue 1 game.

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