Strasbourg’s 2-1 win over Nantes, in their last Ligue 1 (L1) home outing, saw them put an end to a seven-game winless run at home in the league. A relieved outfit, ‘Le Racing’ will now be hoping to build on their great historical top-flight H2H home record against Montpellier. However, the hosts possess the L1 home table’s joint-second worst defensive record, after conceding 1.5 goals per home game to date. This is an unsurprising statistic, considering that Strasbourg have not recorded a single clean sheet across their last eight L1 fixtures at Stade de la Meinau.
Visitors Montpellier travel here after losing just one of their previous six top-flight matches, but are still winless on the road this L1 campaign. Furthermore, the fact that they have kept just three clean sheets across their last 17 L1 away games will concern the traveling fans. On a more positive note however, ’Le MHSC’ boast the joint-fourth best away defence this season, conceding just 1.0 goals on average per away game. Scoring first could be a game decider in any case, as Montpellier are unbeaten in the last 16 L1 away games in which they have scored the opening goal.
Match Info and Score Prediction.
Competition: FRANCE Ligue 1 – Round 8
Kick off: 29.09.2019, 13:00 UTC.
Venue: Stade de la Meinau (Strasbourg).
Referee: El Hadj H. (Fra).