Montpellier – Monaco TIPS from insiders (13.01.2018)

Montpellier and AS Monaco meet at Stade de la Mosson, in a match for the 20th round of League 1. The two teams tied (1-1), on 29-09-2017, in the previous match for this edition of the league. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 3 wins and 1 draw in the last 4 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 07-02-2017, in the League 1, which ended in AS Monaco’s victory by (1-2). The goals of the match were scored by Hilton (47 ‘), for Montpellier, and K. Glik (16’) and K. Mbappe Lottin (20 ‘), for AS Monaco. Despite being a match between 7th and 2nd of the table, it is actually a match between the 15th classified in home matches and the 4th as a visitor.

Montpellier:

The home team is currently in the 7 th position of the league, with 26 points won, after 6 wins, 8 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Metz, by (1-3). In the last match, they won in an away match against Bordeaux, by (0-2). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, usually conquer as many points at home as outside. In his last games he scored 10 goals and suffered 8 at home, against 7 scored and 5 suffered as a visitor. In the last match that they played, for the Coupe de la Ligue, they beat Angers away by (0-1). In the last 10 home league matches Montpellier has won 3, tied 4 and lost 3, for which they have won 13 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (6 out of 10 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since 8 of the last 10 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 19 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 6 times and never got the comeback. In the last 10 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 4 of their 8 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).

Montpellier is going through a good moment in the season and is currently present in all competitions in France. It is important to underline that the locals register only one defeat in the last ten matches played. In this home game coach Michel Der Zakarian must keep the team in the usual 5-3-2, with Giovanni Sio and Ikoné the most offensive references: the first one is one of the best markers, with 4 goals scored. To also point out that the weak points of Montpellier this season are the maintenance of possession of the ball, completion and air play. Everything indicates that there are no important absences for this game.

AS Monaco:

After 13 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses, the away team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 41 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Saint-Étienne, by (0-4). In the last match, they won in a home match against Rennes, by (2-1). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 25 points, against only 16 in their away matches. In the last match that they played, for the Coupe de la Ligue, they beat the Nice out by (1-2). In the last 9 away matches AS Monaco has won 5, tied 1 and lost 3 of the last matches, so they have won 16 points out of 27 possible. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 19 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 7 times and only managed 2 comebacks.

The Monaco comes to this game with a victory in the field of Nice, by 1-2, in a match for the French League Cup. Currently, the visiting team records six consecutive victories in several competitions, showing that it is going through a great phase. In this game against Montpellier coach Leonardo Jardim must play in the usual tactical system, that is, 4-2-3-1, benefiting possession of the ball and organized attacks. Nevertheless, in some moments of the game the visitors must lower the block and they will privilege the counterattacks. On an individual level, the Colombian Falcao stands out, with 15 goals scored. Everything indicates that the visiting coach has in doubt Boschilia, a player who still has physical problems.

Insider TIP: Under 2.5 goals – 1.73

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