Montpellier (@1.9) vs Nice (@4.6)

Our Prediction:

Montpellier will win

Montpellier – Nice Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 14:00

Allianz Riviera has been the home ground of the club since September, 2013 and it has to be noted that the construction of the venue cost 250 million. OGC Nice won their first Ligue 1 trophy back in 1951 and eight years later they clinched their fourth and last domestic title. OGC Nice play their home games in red and black shirts and black shorts, while the colour of their away kits is white. Speaking of the French Cup, les Aiglons won their third Coupe de France title in 1997.

Nice travel to Montpellier for their Matchday 5 clash in fine form after bagging nine points in their first four outings, only seeing the winning streak interrupted by Marseille (1-2) in front of the home fans. They will now hope to keep it up and challenge PSG at the top of the table early in the new campaign, which promises them very motivated at Stade de la Mosson.

If they beat Guingamp, they would have already swapped places before kick-off on Sunday. This game is up for grabs as neither team has been consistent lately. Three teams below them have a game in hand over them and two of them could overtake Nice if they win their outstanding matches. The visitors have scored twice as many goals this season as the hosts, which makes them favourites to win. One of them is Montpellier who is one place and two points behind them.

Montpellier are considered one of the youngest clubs in France as they were founded in 1974, but it has to be noted that a number of high-profile footballers played for the club in the past. French football legend Laurent Blanc played for Montpellier from 1981-1993 and he scored 76 goals in 24 appearances in the league for the club. Eric Cantona, Roger Milla, Carlos Valderama and Olivier Giroud played in Montpelliers colors as well, but Pascal Baills is the player with most appearances for the club (429). Over the years Montpellier have established themselves as a mid-table side in French Ligue 1.

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He is their vital part, and if they want something from this game, he will have to be on his level. As it was already said, they have started this years campaign in a fantastic way, with 9 points from 4 games, which was enough for the third place. Danilo, Diaby, and Walter will not play in this game for them. In fact, they have exactly the same number of points as PSG on the top, but their goal difference is worse. Their best player this season is Wylan Cyprien, who already has 3 goals scored, with 2 dished assists.

He played for Belgian sides Charleroi and Standard from 2006 to 2009 and on 27 December, 2008 he signed a contract with Borussia Mgladbach for an undisclosed fee. After impressing with the Fohlen in the 2011/2012 Bundesliga campaign he moved to Bayern Munich at the end of the season and it has to be noted that he scored three goals in 83 league appearances for FCB.

In 1999 Montpellier won the UEFA Intertoto Cup. The team welcome their rivals at Stade de la Mosson and the capacity of the stadium is 32.900. La Paillade did remarkably well to win the Ligue 1 trophy in 2012 and that is considered the clubs biggest success. Montpellier won Coupe de France on two occasions (1929, 1990), with the team beating FC Sete and FC Paris respectively in the title games.

But they are also one of four teams who have conceded less than 30 goals this year. After Guingamp and Dijon, who have scored the least number of goals in the league this season, Nice is right there in third place. Winning or losing by a narrow margin has kept Nice in seventh place in the table as the only team in the top 11 with a negative goal difference. Following their mid-week encounter with Guingamp, Montpellier is travelling to Nice on Sunday.

Here, were thinking that OGC Nice will have to perform well to find the net against this Montpellier lineup who we think will score & stay on top. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very competitive game with a 1-0 winning margin for Montpellier at the end of this game. View all Montpellier v OGC Nice tips, stats and our pre-match poll below - along with the latest match odds. Lets see how this one goes.

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With Montpellier having lots of problems creating goal scoring opportunities but also defending their own goal, but their home crowd in front of them, I can see this game, based on my analysis, being evenly matched. I looked at both teams forms and their recent head to head match up when I was crafting my selection. This match can end in a surprising goalless fashion.

In 3 (60.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. Below the text is a list of the direct games. Below you will find a lot of statistics that make it easier Predict the result for a match between both teams. In 6 (85.71%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.45 goals per Match.Montpellier in actual season average scored 1.20 goals per match. In 5 (71.43%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals. 7 matches ended in a draw. Teams Montpellier Nice played so far 29 matches.Montpellier won 13 direct matches. Nice average scored 1.45 goals per match in season 2019. Nice won 9 matches. In 3 (60.00%) matches in season 2019 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

The important thing is to say that none of those games had more than 2.5 goals so we could expect something similar here. They had 4 shots on target and will probably wait for their chances from the counter-attack again in this game. Montpellier has won only one of their last 4 games played. Last time against Nice they had fewer on ball possession but were more determined in front of the goal. They have some problems with injuries, as Sambia and Savanier will not dress up for this game.