Montpellier vs Monaco: prediction for the Ligue 1 match
Montpellier managed to step up after a terrible start. Team got off to a successful start of Coupe de France, in which the Orange-Blues beat Andrezieux (1:0) and Strasbourg (1:0), on the next Saturday they will play against Marseille in the round of 16.
After 21 rounds of Ligue 1 Olivier Dall'Oglio's men have nine victories and four draws, which brought 31 points and a 9th spot in the standings. After a string of victories Paladins suffered two consecutive defeats at the start of 2022 - to Strasbourg (1:3) and Troyes (0:1).
Guermouche, Tamas and Esteve won't feature in the match.
After a 3rd place finish in the previous season Monaco had a poor start once again. Southerners failed to advance into the group stage of the Champions League, losing a spot to Shakhtar, but put up a successful performance in the Europa League, finishing the group stage at 1st spot. Team is also still fighting for the French Cup, at first stages Niko Kovac's team beat Red Star (2:0) and Quevilly-Rouen (3:1).
After 21 rounds of Ligue 1 Monegasques have nine victories and six draws, which brought 33 points and a 6th spot in the standings. The Red-Whites have a great offensive line, they scored 33 goals. In 2022 visitors drew to Nantes (0:0) and trashed Clermont (4:0).
Golovin, Fabregas, Boadu, Diatta and Badiashele are unavailable this weekend.
Southerners won 3 out of 5 most recent matches
In 3 out of 5 most recent head-to-head matches goals were scored in both halves
This bet played in 3 out of 5 most recent matches of Montpellier
Montpellier are still inconsistent, but they managed to earn a spot in the Top-10 of Ligue 1. Monaco are improving with every single match, but Paladins are not a comfortable opponent for Monegasques. We think that opponents will put up a high-class performance, but visitors should be able to get the victory, their line-up is simply better.
Our prediction - Monaco to win
We are not expecting a high-scoring performance from both teams. Both teams will try to play cautiously on defense, because in matches like that the outcome might be decided by one single mistake.
Our second bet is on total under 2,5 goals