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Monaco visit Stade de la Mosson on Friday for the Ligue 1 game with home side Montpellier.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Montpellier v Monaco match are shown here (including the best match odds).
Montpellier go into this game after a 1-1 Ligue 1 stalemate versus Nantes.
In that match, Montpellier had 46% possession and 8 shots at goal with 6 on target. The scorer for Montpellier was Ambroise Oyongo (6'). For their opponents, FC Nantes had 12 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Imran Louza (51') scored for Nantes.
It’s been all too rare in recent games that Montpellier have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that La Paillade have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 13 goals in the process.
Looking at their past form shows that Montpellier:
- have not won against Monaco in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- are without a win at home for the past 4 league matches. Their fans aren't happy.
Monaco head into the meeting following a 3-0 Ligue 1 win to defeat Angers SCO in their most recent outing.
In that game, Monaco had 56% possession and 14 shots on goal with 5 on target. For Monaco, the scorers were Guillermo Maripán (40'), Kevin Volland (72') and Stevan Jovetić (81'). For their opponents, Angers SCO got 6 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 clashes involving Monaco, three or more goals have been hit. The overall average number of goals per game during that spell is 3.5, with the number of goals averaged by Monaco coming out as 2. It will be interesting to find out whether or not that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Analysis of their past results shows that Monaco:
- have left without a victory over Montpellier in away games against them for the last 3 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head clashes going back to 13/01/2018 shows that Montpellier have won 2 of these and Monaco 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 3.
14 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 8 of them for La Paillade and 6 created by Les Rouge et Blanc. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was Ligue 1 match day 7 on 18/10/2020 which ended up with the score at Monaco 1-1 Montpellier.
That time, Monaco had 80% possession and 21 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Their only player to score was Wissam Ben Yedder (70').
For their opponents, Montpellier had 3 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Stephy Mavididi (51') scored.
The referee was Hakim Ben El Hadj.
Team News: Montpellier
Montpellier manager Michel Der Zakarian will be happy not to have any fitness worries at all coming into this clash with a fully injury-free squad to pick from.
Team News: Monaco
Due to a mostly full-strength squad, there’s just a single fitness worry for the Monaco manager Niko Kovač to contend with. Cesc Fàbregas (Calf Injury) won’t be playing here.
We feel that Montpellier will have their work cut out to score against this Monaco lineup who should do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We’ve gone for a hard-fought 0-1 winning score for Monaco after 90 minutes.
Looking forward to this.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade de la Mosson (32,900)
Captain: Vitorino Hilton
Chairman: Laurent Nicollin
Manager: Michel Der Zakarian
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 8
🔑 Key Man: Stephy Mavididi
Typically played in the Striker position, Stephy Mavididi was born in Derby, England. Having made his senior debut playing for Charlton Athletic in the 2016 - 2017 season, the skilful Forward has managed 4 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 16 appearances.