Montpellier vs. Monaco – Score prediction (05.10.2019)


Montpellier are unbeaten in their last four games against Monaco in Ligue 1 (W1 D3), their best run against this opponent in the top-flight. Monaco have lost just 5% of their Ligue 1 games against Montpellier in the 21st century (1/22) – their best rate against any side they’ve faced at least 10 times. Montpellier are winless in their last 20 home games against Monaco in Ligue 1 (D8 L12), with their last win dating back to December 1990 (2-1). Monaco have won their last two games in Ligue 1 (3-1 v Nice, 4-1 v Brest), after winning none of the previous seven (D3 L4). They haven’t won three in a row since May-August 2018 (4). Montpellier have won three of their last six games in Ligue 1 (D1 L2), after winning none of the previous four (D2 L2).

Match Info.

Competition: FRANCE Ligue 1 – Round 9
Kick off: 05.10.2019, 18:00 UTC.
Venue: Stade de la Mosson (Montpellier).
Referee: Letexier F. (Fra).

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Teams Comparison.

Mid-table Montpellier are not Ligue 1’s (L1) go-to team for entertainment this term, with seven of their eight games so far ending with under 2.5 goals. They have, however, won their last three home matches in a row, scoring before half-time in each, so coach Michel Der Zakarian appears to be doing something right. In fact, five of the six league goals Montpellier have scored this term have arrived before half-time, and the hosts are yet to see any goal (scored or conceded) after the 56th minute at home this season. Furthermore, with Montpellier missing both of the penalties they’ve been awarded at home so far, they have some improvements to do upfront.

On a three-game unbeaten run (W2, D1), their best such streak since March, Monaco will fancy their chances here, especially as they’ve netted at least two goals in five of their previous six top-flight games. They remain winless on the road this campaign though, last recording an away victory in March. Itching for a win, Monaco will have to be more careful in defence after conceding a penalty in three of their last four L1 away games. They do, however, travel here with an astonishing H2H record that has seen them go unbeaten in every top-flight H2H held at Montpellier since the beginning of 1991/92 (W12, D8).

Quick Facts.

  • In-form Wissam Ben Yedder (MON) has four goals across his last three L1 appearances – three were scored before the 30th minute.
  • Andy Delort has two L1 goals so far – both as Montpellier’s first goalscorer.
  • Montpellier’s last five L1 home victories have come via a single-goal margin.
  • There’s been five goals after the 80th minute across the previous four top-flight H2Hs.
  • Both teams have scored in the second half in three of Monaco’s last four games.
  • Pre-match League Table.