Angers – Montpellier : Preview & Prediction
Angers and Montpellier vie for access to the semi-finals of the League Cup: the home side knocked out Metz in the previous round with a 1-0 home victory while Montpellier easily knocked out Lyon with a 4-1 home win . Last December, these teams drew 1-1 at home to Angers for the championship, which reflects well the balance of the last direct clashes, as there have been two victories for each team in the last five games.
Analysis of Angers
Angers have come to this game with only two victories in the last ten games, in addition to being eliminated by Lorient in the French Cup, with a 0-2 home defeat, and in the French championship currently struggling to leave the relegation zone. This team does not usually take good advantage of the home factor, having won only one victory in seven games played in their stadium in the French league, having won more points as a visitor. After a period of 4 losses and 1 draw in five games, in the last 5 has won 2 wins and 1 draw, and seems to be recovering. The local coach is expected to maintain the 4-3-3 and has the highest scorer Ekambi, with 9 goals scored.
Analysis of Montpellier
Montpellier arrive at this game motivated by the passage to the next phase of the French Cup, after a victory in the penalty shoot-out against Pontarlier. In the French championship occupies a quiet position, closer to access to European competitions than the relegation zone. As a visitor is a balanced team, who scores and concedes goals regularly, and has an average of one goal scored and another conceded per game. The great weapon of this team is defensive solidity, since the attack is one of the least productive of the French league. The visiting coach will also need to organize his players in 4-3-3, but should present a more defensive strategy, delivering the initiative offensive to the local team to bet on the counterattack.
Angers – Montpellier : Betting Tips
Angers – Win Odds: 2.75
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70