Montpellier – Marseille : Preview & Prediction
Montpellier and Olympique de Marseille play at the Stade de la Mosson in a sixth round of Ligue 1. The history of direct bouts played at this stadium indicates a balance between these two teams as there have been two victories for each team in the last four matches. However, in the last match at this stage, in a match for Ligue 1 on 04-11-2016, Montpellier won by (3-1). The goals of the match were scored by R. Boudebouz (4 ‘and 36’) and S. Mounié (57 ‘) for Montpellier and L. Pionnier (52’ Autogolo and 52 ‘Autogolo) for Olympique de Marseille. In this match the house factor could have a decisive role, as Olympique de Marseille has shown differences in performance in their games at home and as a visitor.
Analysis of Montpellier
The home team is currently in 7th place with 21 points, after 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they won at home to Lille by (3-0). In the last match, tied off to Guingamp by (0-0). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. In the last eight home games for the league, Montpellier have won 3, 3 draws and 2 defeats, having won 12 points out of 24. In the matches played in their championship stadium, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which occurred in 6 of their 8 matches. Defensive solidity has been one of his strengths as he has only conceded goals in 3 of the last 10 games in this competition. In his home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since in 7 of the last 8 that played there were less than 3 goals. In 15 games in the competition, he never managed to turn the scoring in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Montpellier have the chance to win their second consecutive win for the French Championship and thus reach their fifth straight game without losing in the competition. In the last round, the team carried out a very balanced match against Guingamp, having made a great defensive performance, thus gaining another point away from home. As was evident in this match, the team has been characterized by a great defensive system, which has not conceded eight goals, and today is the least leaked of the competition. However, as principal, the club won only 50% of the points played so far, and in this condition has an average of one goal scored per game. The 3-4-1-2 should be the tactical scheme used by the coach, especially Mukiele in the defensive sector.
Analysis of Olympique de Marseille
The visiting team is currently in 2nd place with 31 points, after 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, he won at home to Guingamp by (1-0). In the last match, he won out to Metz by (0-3). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with a total of 22 goals scored and 19 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, with a total of 34 goals scored and 12 conceded. In the championship, Olympique de Marseille won 17 points in 24 chances, after 5 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in their last eight away games.
For this competition, do not lose as a visitor makes 6 games. His attack has been marked with great regularity, since he has always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games in this competition. In 15 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 4 games in which he conceded the first goal.
Olympique de Marseille continue to make a great campaign in this edition of the French Championship, having in that game the chance to engage their third consecutive win and thus reach their eleventh straight game without losing in the competition. In their last showdown, the team faced Metz and massacred the hosts, finishing with 67% possession and a 0x3 rout. As it was clear in this last round, the team has been characterized by a very efficient offensive sector, which is now the fourth best of the competition, with an average of 2.06 goals per game, and also ends most. As a visitor, the club owns the second best campaign, having lost only one game in that condition. The coach must set up the team at 4-2-3-1, saving some players for the Europa League, and probably with N’Jie instead of Mitroglu, who had a poor performance in the last round.
Montpellier – Marseille : Betting Tips
Marseille – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70