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ESTAC head to Stade de la Mosson on Sunday for the Ligue 1 meeting with home side Montpellier.
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Montpellier will play in this match coming off the back of a 2-2 Ligue 1 draw vs ESTAC.
In that match, Montpellier had 58% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 on target. For Montpellier, the goals were scored by Théo Sainte-Luce (3') and Téji Savanier (15'). For their opponents, Troyes had 7 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Florian Tardieu (12') and Mama Baldé (17') scored for ESTAC.
Matches involving Montpellier have usually been engaging affairs of late with a lot of goalmouth action being a common characteristic. Over their past six clashes alone, the sum total of 22 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 5 of them being chalked up by Montpellier.
Looking at their form, and ESTAC have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 8 goals overall. Defensively, ESTAC certainly have room for improvement. We will have to see if that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 29/08/2015 shows that Montpellier have won 2 of them and ESTAC 1, with the number of draws being 3.
A sum of 11 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 7 for La Paillade and 4 created by Troyes. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.83.
The last league contest featuring these clubs was Ligue 1 match day 20 on 19/01/2022 when it ended Montpellier 0-1 ESTAC.
In that match, Montpellier had 52% possession and 11 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
ESTAC got 13 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Xavier Chavalerin (74') scored.
The match was refereed by Jérémy Stinat.
Team News: Montpellier
The Montpellier manager Olivier Dall’Oglio doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of before this game thanks to a completely healthy squad to choose from.
We think that La Paillade look set to opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation this time, utilising Jonas Omlin, Enzo Tchato, Falaye Sacko, Mamadou Sakho, Theo Sainte-Luce, Joris Chotard, Teji Savanier, Faitout Maouassa, Wahbi Khazri, Stephy Mavididi and Elye Wahi.
Team News: ESTAC
Due to a completely healthy group available for selection, the ESTAC manager Bruno Irles doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of before this match.
There’s a good chance that ESTAC seem likely to elect for a 3-2-4-1 formation, choosing Gauthier Gallon, Jackson Porozo, Erik Palmer-Brown, Yoann Salmier, Andreas Bruus, Yasser Larouci, Renaud Ripart, Rominigue Kouame, Florian Tardieu, Xavier Chavalerin and Mama Balde.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that ESTAC should have enough to score against this Montpellier team, however that isn’t expected to be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re predicting a narrow 2-1 win for Montpellier at the end of the match. Let’s see what eventuates.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade de la Mosson (32,900)
Captain: Téji Savanier
Chairman: Laurent Nicollin
Manager: Olivier Dall’Oglio
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 11
🔑 Key Man: Téji Savanier
Customarily playing in the Centre Midfield position, Téji Savanier was born in Montpellier, France. Having played his first senior match for AC Arles Avignon in the 2011 - 2012 season, the skilful Midfielder has bagged 2 league goals in this Ligue 1 2022 - 2023 campaign to date from a total of 1 appearances.