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Nantes vs Montpellier Live Stream, Predictions
Nantes host visiting rivals Montpellier at Stade de la Beaujoire in the Ligue 1 meeting on Saturday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Nantes v Montpellier are shown below (plus the best game odds).
📏 Form Guide
Nantes prepare for this match following on from a 0-0 Ligue 1 drawn result against Toulouse.
In that match, Nantes had 29% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 1 on target. On the other side, Toulouse had 14 attempts at goal with 6 on target.
Nantes have not been in good attacking form in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 4 versus opponents over their previous six outings. In those meetings, Nantes have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them total 13.
Their past results show that Nantes:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Montpellier in their last 2 matches.
- have not won at home in their last 6 matches in the league. That's never good.
In the game prior to this, Montpellier drew 1-1 in the Ligue 1 tie with FC Lorient.
In that game, Montpellier managed 43% possession and 15 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for Montpellier was Faitout Maouassa (94'). Lorient got 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Romain Faivre (68') was the scorer for FC Lorient.
Illustrating their bias toward high-scoring encounters, goals have been celebrated 22 times in the last six matches in which Montpellier have taken to the pitch, making it a mean average of 3.67 goals for each clash. Opposition teams have got 10 of these goals. We will see whether or not that trend can be sustained into this next match.
↔️ Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 31/08/2019 shows that Nantes have won 3 of them & Montpellier 2, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
In all, 13 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 8 for Les Canaris and 5 being from La Paillade. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The last league match between the two was Ligue 1 match day 19 on 15/01/2023 which ended up with the score at Montpellier 0-3 Nantes.
On that day, Montpellier managed 47% possession and 11 shots at goal with 5 of them on target.
Nantes had 12 shots on goal with 7 on target. Andrei Girotto (45'), Mostafa Mohamed (81') and Ludovic Blas (84') scored.
The match was refereed by Thomas Leonard.
🗞️ Team News: Nantes
There’s just a single fitness concern for the Nantes gaffer Antoine Kombouaré to be concerned with from an otherwise complete set of players. Pedro Chirivella (Pubalgia) won’t play.
It looks as if Les Canaris will possibly line up in a 5-3-2 system with Alban Lafont, J. Castelletto, Andrei Girotto, Nicolas Pallois, Fabien Centonze, Quentin Merlin, Ludovic Blas, Samuel Moutoussamy, Florent Mollet, Moses Simon and Andy Delort.
📰 Team News: Montpellier
Owing to a fully healthy group available for selection, the Montpellier manager Michel Der Zakarian has no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash.
We believe La Paillade could decide to begin the game with a 4-2-3-1 lineup, choosing Benjamin Lecomte, Enzo Tchato, Christopher Jullien, Kiki Kouyate, Issiaga Sylla, Joris Chotard, Jordan Ferri, Arnaud Nordin, Stephy Mavididi, Khalil Fayad and Valere Germain.
We think that Montpellier will have their work cut out to hit the back of the net against this Nantes lineup who we think should get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
That’s why our selection here is for a good battle with a 1-0 advantage for Nantes after 90 minutes.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Andre Moura, 00:41 16/05/2023
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade de la Beaujoire (35,322)
Captain: Alban Lafont
Chairman: Waldemar Kita
Manager: Antoine Kombouaré
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 17, Coupe De France (Final), Trophée des Champions (Final)
⭐ Key Man: Ludovic Blas
Mostly played in the Centre Midfield position, Ludovic Blas was born in Colombes, France. After making a first senior appearance for EA Guingamp in the 2015 - 2016 season, the gifted Midfielder has bagged 7 league goals in the Ligue 1 2022 - 2023 campaign to date coming from a total of 34 appearances.
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