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The Ligue 1 tie at Stade de la Mosson on Sunday sees home side Montpellier go up against Angers SCO.
Our Montpellier v Angers SCO predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Montpellier will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 2-1 Ligue 1 success versus Lyon.
In that match, Montpellier managed 44% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Montpellier was Téji Savanier (38', 59'). For their opponents, Olympique Lyonnais got 19 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Memphis Depay (82') scored for Lyon.
Three or more goals per game were seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Montpellier have played. Opposition teams scored 10 of them in these games whereas La Paillade amassed a tally of 9. Previous results aside, time will tell if such a trend shall persist in this upcoming match or not.
Looking at their past form shows that Montpellier:
- have left without a victory over Angers SCO in their previous 4 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 7 league matches at home.
Angers SCO will come into the meeting following a 1-0 Ligue 1 win over Reims in their last match.
In that game, Angers SCO had 58% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. The only player to score for Angers SCO was Stéphane Bahoken (55'). For their opponents, Stade de Reims had 7 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
For 6 of the prior 6 games featuring Angers SCO, a notably low volume of goals have been scored between them and their opposition. The overall average number of goals per game within that period comes to a meagre 1.33, with the number of goals averaged by Les Scoïstes standing at 1.
Their prior results show that Angers SCO:
- haven't won against Montpellier in games played away from home for the previous 4 matches in the league. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- remain unbeaten by Montpellier when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 09/12/2017 tells us that Montpellier have won 1 of these & Angers SCO 2, with the tally of drawn games being 3.
A combined sum of 11 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 5 of them for La Paillade and 6 belonging to Les Scoïstes. That is an average goals per game value of 1.83.
The previous league encounter featuring these clubs was Ligue 1 match day 26 on 22/02/2020 which ended up with the score at Angers SCO 1-0 Montpellier.
That day, Angers SCO managed 43% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 8 on target. The scorer was Stéphane Bahoken (68').
Montpellier had 10 shots at goal with 2 on target.
The referee was Antony Gautier.
Team News: Montpellier
Montpellier manager Michel Der Zakarian has a full complement, with no fitness worries to speak of coming into this match with a fully injury-free group available to choose from.
It looks as if La Paillade may well use the 3-5-2 system this time and select Jonas Omlin, Daniel Congré, Nicolas Cozza, Pedro Mendes, Mihailo Ristić, Damien Le Tallec, Teji Savanier, Florent Mollet, Arnaud Souquet, Andy Delort and Gaëtan Laborde.
Team News: Angers SCO
With a completely injury-free group available for selection, Angers SCO manager Stéphane Moulin doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this clash.
From our viewpoint, Les Scoïstes appear most likely to elect for a 4-1-4-1 system, choosing Paul Bernardoni, Abdoulaye Bamba, Ismael Traore, Mateo Pavlovic, Souleyman Doumbia, Thomas Mangani, Pierrick Capelle, Angelo Fulgini, Lassana Coulibaly, Antonin Bobichon and Stephane Bahoken.
We believe that Angers SCO have enough to find the net against this Montpellier side, however that possibly won’t be enough to avoid defeat.
We reckon that it will be a 2-1 advantage for Montpellier at the end of the match. Let’s see what happens here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade de la Mosson (32,900)
Captain: Vitorino Hilton
Chairman: Laurent Nicollin
Manager: Michel Der Zakarian
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 13
🔑 Key Man: Gaëtan Laborde
Typically playing in the Striker position, Gaëtan Laborde was born in Mont-de-Marsan, France. After having made a senior debut playing for Stade Brestois 29 in the 2014 - 2015 season, the gifted Forward has netted 2 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 3 appearances.