Monaco favourites for feisty fight facing Montpellier

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Competition: France Ligue 1
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 13:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stade Louis II. (18523 seats)

Both teams are enjoying a good season so far and games like this could be decisive. Here's the preview for Monaco - Montpellier!

Monaco and Montpellier should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

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Monaco form and stats

Monaco have collected seven points from their first three Ligue 1 games here at Stade Louis II., a promising start. The opportunity of a proper winning streak is there for the hosts, with two straight wins here at Stade Louis II..

Monaco lost their last game at Brest (placed 11th) after a 0-1 scoreline. Previous to that game, a home match hosting Strasbourg in a game that was won 3-2.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Monaco handle that role? We have found 16 games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are six wins, three draws and seven defeats.

Monaco can score goals in their home matches. After 3 league matches they have found the net 7 times. Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 5 goals have been conceded.

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Montpellier form and stats

The Ligue 1 season is young and Montpellier have only just started going through their travel schedule, with 2 away games done and still no victory. 1 draw and 1 defeat so far.

Home advantage was not enough for Montpellier in their previous game, as they lost their Ligue 1-match, hosting Nimes, 0-1. Preceding that game, the 2-2 draw paying a visit to Dijon.

We have checked recent matches where Montpellier have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those ten games were zero victories, five draws and five defeats.

3 goals so far away for Montpellier, while their defence has allowed the opposition to score 4. All from 2 league matches away.

Head 2 Head

Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: five wins for Monaco, three draws and two wins for Montpellier. Over 2,5 goals: five times; under 2,5 goals: five games.

Top Goalscorers

MonacoW. Ben Yedder
W. Ben Yedder
3 goals
MontpellierT. Savanier
T. Savanier
3 goals
MontpellierA. Delort
A. Delort
3 goals

Monaco missing players

Montpellier missing players

Monaco Montpellier
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
6 3 0 Played P 1 2 6
3 2 0 Won W 0 0 3
1 1 0 Drew D 0 1 1
2 0 0 Lost L 1 1 2
9 7 0 Scored S 1 3 12
8 5 0 Conceded C 2 4 8
100% 100% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
67% 100% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 83%
67% 100% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 100% 83%
33% 67% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 50% 50%
17% 33% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 17%
67% 100% 0% BTTS BTTS 100% 100% 83%
17% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
17% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 17%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
3 2.3 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 1.5 2
3 2 0 Red cards R C 1 1 2
 
92 54 0 Total Shots T S 10 23 81
23 16 0 Shots on Target S O 2 7 31
39% 44% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 43% 39%
Key stats in Ligue 1 this season:
  • All of Monaco's home-matches have had more than 2,5 goals.
  • All of Montpellier's away-matches have had more than 2,5 goals.
  • Monaco have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Monaco haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Montpellier have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their matches.
  • Montpellier have scored in all their away matches so far.
  • Montpellier have yet to win a game away.
  • Montpellier haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Rennes 6 4 2 0 14 7 3 2 1 0 6 4 3 2 1 0 8 3 7 14
2 Lille 6 4 2 0 9 2 3 2 1 0 4 1 3 2 1 0 5 1 7 14
3 Lens 6 4 1 1 10 6 3 3 0 0 5 1 3 1 1 1 5 5 4 13
4 PSG 6 4 0 2 12 3 3 2 0 1 7 2 3 2 0 1 5 1 9 12
5 Montpellier 6 3 1 2 12 8 4 3 0 1 9 4 2 0 1 1 3 4 4 10
6 Monaco 6 3 1 2 9 8 3 2 1 0 7 5 3 1 0 2 2 3 1 10
7 Saint-Étienne 6 3 1 2 8 7 3 2 0 1 4 3 3 1 1 1 4 4 1 10
8 Nice 6 3 1 2 7 8 3 2 0 1 4 5 3 1 1 1 3 3 -1 10
9 Bordeaux 6 2 3 1 6 2 4 1 3 0 3 0 2 1 0 1 3 2 4 9
10 Olympique Marseille 6 2 3 1 7 7 3 0 2 1 2 4 3 2 1 0 5 3 0 9
11 Brest 6 3 0 3 10 12 3 2 0 1 6 5 3 1 0 2 4 7 -2 9
12 Angers SCO 6 3 0 3 7 14 3 2 0 1 4 4 3 1 0 2 3 10 -7 9
13 Nimes 6 2 2 2 9 7 3 1 1 1 7 5 3 1 1 1 2 2 2 8
14 Olympique Lyonnais 6 1 4 1 7 5 3 1 2 0 5 2 3 0 2 1 2 3 2 7
15 Metz 6 2 1 3 6 6 3 2 0 1 5 3 3 0 1 2 1 3 0 7
16 Nantes 6 1 2 3 6 9 2 1 1 0 4 3 4 0 1 3 2 6 -3 5
17 Lorient 6 1 1 4 9 13 3 1 1 1 6 5 3 0 0 3 3 8 -4 4
18 Strasbourg 6 1 0 5 4 13 3 1 0 2 1 5 3 0 0 3 3 8 -9 3
19 Reims 6 0 2 4 5 10 2 0 0 2 0 3 4 0 2 2 5 7 -5 2
20 Dijon 6 0 1 5 3 13 3 0 1 2 2 5 3 0 0 3 1 8 -10 1

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Ligue 1 is the top league in the French football league system. Seasons run from August to May with 20 teams playing a total of 380 fixtures. The team topping the league table after the final game is the champion of France, receiving the trophy L’Hexagoal. Ligue 1 is one of the top five European leagues.