Last Updated: January 3, 2020
Montpellier and Nice will square off at the Stade de la Mosson on Saturday evening, with both looking to continue their unbeaten streaks in Ligue 1. Montpellier only drew 1-1 at home against Strasbourg last weekend, despite the fact that Damien Le Tallec gave them the lead just after the break. On the contrary, Nice were lucky to secure a 2-1 home win against Rennes, in a game in which the visitors missed a penalty kick in the first half. Allan Saint-Maximin and Pierre Lees Melou scored Nice’s goals after Malang Sarr scored an own-goal. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Montpellier were beaten by Dijon 1-2 at home on the opening round of this Ligue 1 campaign, but they are now on a four-game unbeaten streak. The most worrying fact is that Montpellier are now back on home soil where they are winless in nine league fixtures. The positive thing is that Montpellier have won three of their last five home league meetings with Nice.
On the other hand, Nice have finally found some consistency in this early part of the season, winning back-to-back games against Lyon and Rennes in their most recent two league outings. They now sit 11th in the Ligue 1 table tied on seven points with other four teams. The bad news is that Nice’s away form over the past seven months hasn’t been great, having won just four of their last 15 trips.
Both sides have been decent of late, but Montpellier hold a strong head-to-head home record against Nice and we fancy them to extend it. Our betting tips and predictions would back Montpellier to win at odds 2.15.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Montpellier to win at odds 2.15[/bet_tip_now]
Montpellier have suffered just one defeat in their last eight games in Ligue 1. They are currently on a four-game unbeaten streak in the league, winning two and drawing two in this term. On the other hand, Nice have won their most recent two league outings, including a shocking triumph over Lyon. Our preview expect Toulouse to win at odds 3.40.
Montpellier to win at odds 2.15
Montpellier vs Nice Draw at odds 3.00
Nice to win at odds 3.75
Correct Score odds
Montpellier have scored at least once in each of their opening five games in Ligue 1 and have kept two clean sheets in the process. On the contrary, Nice have only allowed one goal in their most recent two league outings, while scoring three in this term. Our correct score anticipate Montpellier to win 2-0 at odds 9.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Montpellier to win 2-0 at odds 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Seven of Montpellier’s last nine games across all competitions have seen few than three goals. On the other hand, Nice have netted just four goals in their opening five league fixtures. In addition, four of the last five meetings between these two sides have ended with under 2.5 goals. Our total goals prediction fancies under 2.5 goals at odds 1.50.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goal odds and predictions:”]Under 2.5 goals at odds 1.50[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Florent Mollet has been Montpellier’s most dangerous player in front of goal throughout this early part of the season, helping the team with one goal and one assist in his three league appearances. Our first goalscorer prediction is Florent Mollet at odds 8.50.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Florent Mollet at odds 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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