Montpellier – Amiens : Preview & Prediction
Montpellier and Amiens meet at the Stade de la Mosson in a match of the 12th round of Ligue 1. There are no official clashes between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last confrontation was on 31-08-2011 and ended with the result: Montpellier (2-2) Amiens. In this match the home factor may play an important role, since Amiens presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 9th place with 15 points earned after 4 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, he won out for Saint Étienne by (0-1). In the last match, lost at home to Rennes by (0-1). This is a team little affected by the house factor, that is, presents similar results at home and abroad, since in the last 30 matches has recorded 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 defeats as a visitor, with 15 goals scored and 22 conceded, against 5 victories , 3 draws and 7 defeats at home, with 13 goals scored and 15 conceded. In the last 6 home games for the championship, Montpellier have won 2, 2 and 2 draws, having won 8 points out of 18. In his home games there is a tendency to few goals, since 15 of his last 24 games finished with Less than 2.5 goals. In 11 games in the competition, he never managed to turn the scoring in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Montpellier play again in the French Championship after having seen their five-round unbeaten record come to an end, a period in which they have accumulated three victories and conceded only one goal, thus evidencing a certain consistency of the defensive system. In their last confrontation, the team missed many passes and had less possession of the ball, and even finalizing more, was surpassed by the opponent. The numbers of the competition reveal that it is the defense that has been guaranteeing the team’s reasonable performance, since it is the least leaked of the league, with only seven goals conceded in eleven matches. On the other hand, the offensive sector has left something to be desired, with an average of 0.72 goal per game. As principal, the club has not been doing a great campaign, but in this condition has the second best defense, next to Toulouse. The coach often alternates the tactical scheme of the team, but must keep Mukiele as a reference in midfield.
After 3 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses, the visiting team is in 16th place, having won 10 points. In the last match, they drew 1-1 with Guingamp, after they had won 1-0 at home in a game against Bordeaux. This is a team that curiously shows more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 8 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses as a visitor, with a total of 21 goals scored and 19 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 7 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses, with a total of 18 goals scored and 13 conceded. In the last 6 away games, Amiens has won 1, 1 draw and 4 losses, having won 4 points out of 18. The team allowed their opponents’ goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In 10 games in this competition, he never managed to get back on the scoring in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 8 away games for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: suffered 4 of his 9 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
Amiens have not made a good campaign so far in the French Championship but appear to show signs of recovery as they have been undefeated for two rounds, a time when they conceded only one goal, though they have scored just two. That weak offensive performance has been repeated since the start of the competition, as the club have the second worst attack, next to Lille, having stopped shaking the net adversary in five of the ten matches he has played so far. One of the weaknesses of the club is the lack of precision in the exchange of passes, which has the worst average of all, which ends up influencing the average low ball possession, and consequently few finalizations. For this game, the coach will not be able to count on the defender Prince, expelled in the last round.
Montpellier – Amiens : Betting Tips
Montpellier – Win Odds: 1.75
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70