Montpellier – Caen: Preview & Prediction
This first day of the French Championship of Ligue 1 will be marked by a rather important event since Louis Nicollin, the emblematic president of the club of Montpellier, will not be in the tribune.
Indeed, “Loulou” died this summer and so, the whole club and supporters of Montpellier will have to heart to pay tribute to this first meeting.
The emotion will be at the maximum for the reception of Caen. The Montpellier will have to heart to succeed a good part and to win for their president.
Moreover, Montpellier is on a rather interesting dynamic since the Héraultis remain in 4 games without the slightest defeat. After their hook in front of Rodez (0-1), they lined up two successes ahead of Clermont (2-0) and Saint Etienne (1-0) and two draws against Toulouse and Lyon.
Montpellier did not have to be ashamed of its preparation and in addition, the mercato was rather satisfactory in the Herault with the arrivals of Pedro Mendes (Rennes), Giovanni Sio (Rennes), Benjamin Lecomte (Lorient) Of the Uruguayan International, Facundo Piriz (Terek Grozny).
Last season, at home, Montpellier had started with a victory over SCO Angers, 1 goal to 0 and most importantly, the Caenais had been beaten in the Hérault, 3-2.
The Stage Malherbe of Caen will not have the easy part, especially that the preparation was not exceptional. The Normans finished with two defeats in front of Ligue 1, Rennes (1-2) and SCO Angers (0-1).
Caen unfortunately did not recruit or very little, because only Peeters of Saint Trond, Djiku of Bastia and Sankoh of Guingamp signed in Calvados.
The Caenians have had some losses like Alhadhur, Ben Youssef, Sané, Tell, Makengo or Adéoti. They will certainly not be ready for this first meeting, especially that the objective will be to win the first 3 games at home before September 10, 2017, Saint Etienne, FC Metz and FC Dijon.
The players of Montpellier will be motivated to pay tribute to Louis Nicollin, so they should be able to win, especially as they will also be pushed by the Mosson.
Montpellier – Caen: Betting Tips
Montpellier win – Odds: 1.90
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 2.10