FC Nantes – Montpellier HSC – Due to what these two teams showed in the championship, it’s hard to give them the League Cup competition where they want to pay special attention. Nantes is in the penultimate place in the table and follows their bitter struggle for survival, which is why this competition is not in the foreground. Montpellier is a little better and they are closer to the middle of the table with six points more than its host and also can be carefree when it comes to survival. In the last match matches both teams defeated in the primary and guest appearances for Nantes, it was the sixth related games without a win, while Montpellier has only one win in the last five matches. This season is not yet met each other and the championship match is scheduled for less than ten days. Last season Montpellier celebrated in both mutual duel. Start: 12.13.2016. – 17:45 CET
Nantes team this season is not going well, and so are the penultimate place them in the lower rank of the competition. Especially bad this team is playing lately and already seven games did not beat anyone in the league. The time was almost two months without a win and last have achieved away to Lorient, which is the only team that is below them in the standings. Interestingly, one point more win away, but only nine goals scored and the least efficient team in the league. And it is a problem that has escalated in previous matches and more wheel not shake the net.
Particularly painful was the home defeat by Olympique Lyon before two rounds, when they lost with even 6: 0th On Saturday they were to play against Caen, but the match was postponed and so have had more time to prepare for this tour. Otherwise, after the defeat of Guingamp in the final match played was sacked coach Girard and now leads the Portuguese striker Sergio Conceicao. The debut was supposed to have against Caen, or will have it in this view, and we believe it will make a series of changes in the composition. We will say that Nantes in the previous round of the competition eliminated team Angers.
Probable lineups Nantes: Dupe – Kwateng, D.Carlos, Vizcarrondo, Lima – Thomasson, Gillet – Alegue, Thomsen, Kacaniklic – Sala
Neither Montpellier best not to go this season and explicitly notes are major problems just lately. Only occasionally manage to enroll a victory, while dominated by unresolved results and so far they drew seven times already. Four draws played away and still no one not won away from home, if you do not count the win over Laval in the previous round League Cup. However, Montpellier boasts a large victory, because the two circuits beat the current champions PSG. And not only that they were defeated, but the Beats with 3: 0 in the far the best game of the season.
They are therefore the two heavy defeats at the participants of the Champions League, Lyon 5: 1 and Monaco with 6: 2nd It was expected that perhaps will mention triumph over PSG team to give extra power, however, in the last round hosted at Lille and again defeated with 2: 1. Coach Hantz logically did not want to change anything after the big win, but was forced because of the missing veteran Hilton from back row, and jumped the DEPLAGNE. Now it will certainly be a few changes.
Probable lineups Montpellier: Pionnier – DEPLAGNE, Saint-Ruf, Mongongou, Poaty – Lasne, Marveaux – Camara, Boudebouz, Berlgaud – Mounia
FC Nantes – Montpellier HSC TIP
Both teams play very badly, with the Montpellier slightly better, but only when they are at home. Nantes is not going and not hard to be just in the League Cup to play a great match. We do not expect this not from Montpellier and therefore we forecast that there will be a lot of goals.
Tip: under 2.5 goals