Monaco v Montpellier Preview

August 15, 2013 | By

2013 Premier League Asia Trophy Free Bets No Deposit RequiredFrench Ligue 1 action on Sunday afternoon comes from The Stade Louis II in Monaco and features hosts Monaco versus Montpellier.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on BT Sports 1 High Definition, with a scheduled 13:00pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Monaco v Montpellier Preview, Ligue 1, Sunday 18th August 2013

Monaco got their new season campaign back in the top flight of french football off to the perfect start last weekend with a 0-2 victory away against Bordeaux and will be brimming with confidence of securing yet another 3pts when they play host against Montpellier on sunday afternoon.

Montpellier secured a hard fought point in their opening match against big spenders PSG at home last weekend and that result will have no doubt restored some belief into the squad that they can finish in a higher position than what they did last season and it will be games like this that coach Jean Fernandez will need to secure points from if that is to happen.

Monaco v Montpellier Team News

Monaco Team News:

Andrea Raggi is out with a thigh muscle strain, Valere Germain has a knee injury along with Nacer Barazite and Nabil Dirar. Other than these four players though, coach Claudio Ranieri has a full squad to choose his starting eleven from with Radamel Falcao the first name down on the team sheet one would expect as the big money summer signing goes looking for his second goal of the season.

Montpellier Team News:

Coach Jean Fernandez will be without both Karim Ait-Fana who has a knee injury and the suspended El Kaoutari who was sent off in last weekend’s 1-1 draw with PSG. Other than these two players though he has a full squad to choose his starting eleven from.

Monaco v Montpellier Head to Head Statistics

21/05/11 LI1 Montpellier – Monaco 0 : 1
17/08/10 LI1 Monaco – Montpellier
0 : 0
03/04/10 LI1 Monaco – Montpellier 0 : 0
13/01/10 LI1 Monaco – Montpellier
4 : 0
18/01/05 CDL Montpellier – Monaco 1 : 2

Who Has The Advantage?

The two clubs have met each other on 23 previous occasion’s before this game on sunday afternoon at the Stade Louis II and from those matches played Montpellier have won 0, Monaco have won 16 and there has been 7 draws, which shows Monaco with a huge advantage.

Monaco have also dominated recent proceedings having won 3 of the last 5 matches played against Montpellier with the other two games finishing all square.

Average Goals Per Game?

56 goals have been scored during the previous 23 matches which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 2.43 which suggests we could see one or two goals go in on sunday afternoon in Monaco.

Monaco v Montpellier Recent Form

Monaco: L W W W W

Montpellier: D D W D D

Monaco completely dominate the recent form stats having won 4 of their last 5 matches played with Montpellier only managing to win just 1 of their last 5.

However, Montpellier have remained unbeaten in their last 5 games where as Monaco have lost 1 of their last 5.

Monaco v Montpellier Match Betting Odds Market.

Monaco have spent big during the summer transfer period and so far it has paid off with an opening day victory of the their new season last weekend coming against Bordeaux, so no real shock to see the online bookmakers having Claudio Ranieri’s side priced up as the clear odds on favourites to win this game at a best price of 4/7 with Betfred – £10 Free Bets No Deposit Required for New Customers.

The Draw will probably be the best result that Montpellier could hope for and with 7 of the previous 23 matches between the two sides having finished all square maybe odds of 14/5 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets for New Customers. will tempt a few punters.

Montpellier were expected to get beat in their opening match against PSG, but they defied the odds and secured an important point and although they are not expected to win this game either their current best price of 6/1 with Coral – £50 Free Bets for New Customers does look a bit on the large side.

Monaco v Montpellier Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Montpellier have not managed to beat Monaco in 23 previous attempts and with a certain Ramadel Falcao leading the attack up front for the hosts on sunday afternoon it doesn’t look likely that the visitors will change those statistics.

Unfortunately the price is no real value and with the goals market suggesting a couple of goals to be scored the Asian Handicap and Goals Markets look the prefered option here which should be another comfortable victory for Claudio Ranieri’s side.

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