Montpellier vs Monaco: Match guide and preview

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Competition: France Ligue 1
Competition: Fri 15.January
Match begins: 20:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stade de la Mosson (22000 seats)

This could be an interesting match as Montpellier have their presumed home advantage while Monaco are ahead 5 points in the Ligue 1 table.

Insights:
  • Montpellier have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Monaco has the fewest matches under the total-line (5) in Ligue 1

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Montpellier form and stats

Overall Ligue 1 stats at home this season for Montpellier are 4-1-5 (wins-draw-losses).

A draw after 90 minutes last time out for Montpellier, who played 1-1 against Nantes. That match was also played at this venue (Stade de la Mosson). A defeat was the result before that one, 1-3 away at Olympique Marseille.

A decent goal production from Montpellier in their home games so far, with 17 goals from 10 league matches. Montpellier have conceded 20 goals in these home games, a significant number.

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Monaco form and stats

Playing away, Monaco have won 4 games, drawn 0 and suffered 5 defeats in the Ligue 1 this season. Momentum is building for Monaco in their away games, having won their two previous outings.

Guillermo Maripán, Kevin Volland and Stevan Jovetić scored in Monaco's previous match, the home game against Angers SCO that ended 3-0. Before that one, a nice away victory 5-2 at Lorient.

Monaco have scored 13 goals on their travels this season, from 9 away games in the league. It's worth mentioning that 7 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. Defensive performances away have varied in quality as Monaco have conceded 14 goals on the road. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above.

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was Monaco - Montpellier 1-1, played this season. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: two - four - four (Montpellier wins - draws - Monaco wins). As for goals, five matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), five had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

MonacoK. Volland
K. Volland
9 goals
MontpellierA. Delort
A. Delort
8 goals
MonacoW. Ben Yedder
W. Ben Yedder
7 goals

Montpellier missing players

Monaco missing players

Montpellier Monaco
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
19 10 3 Played P 3 9 19
8 4 1 Won W 2 4 10
4 1 0 Drew D 0 0 3
7 5 2 Lost L 1 5 6
31 17 5 Scored S 3 13 36
32 20 7 Conceded C 2 14 27
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
84% 90% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 33% 67% 84%
63% 70% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 67% 79%
53% 60% 67% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 22% 37%
21% 30% 33% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 22% 21%
68% 70% 100% BTTS BTTS 33% 67% 63%
16% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 33% 22% 26%
16% 30% 0% Failed to Score F T 33% 11% 11%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.8 2.4 2.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.7 2.6 2.3
5 3 1 Red cards R C 1 1 5
 
12.1 13.4 14 Shots (avg) S ( 12 12.3 12.6
4.6 5.1 3.7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.7 4.3 4.4
36% 33% 45% Goal Efficiency G E 27% 33% 43%
Key stats in Ligue 1 this season:
  • Monaco has the fewest matches under the total-line (5) in Ligue 1
  • Monaco haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Montpellier have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their home matches.
  • Montpellier have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than 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 Olympique Lyonnais 19 11 7 1 39 18 9 6 3 0 22 8 10 5 4 1 17 10 21 40
2 Paris Saint Germain 19 12 3 4 43 11 10 7 1 2 25 5 9 5 2 2 18 6 32 39
3 Lille 19 11 6 2 33 14 10 6 3 1 18 6 9 5 3 1 15 8 19 39
4 Monaco 19 10 3 6 36 27 10 6 3 1 23 13 9 4 0 5 13 14 9 33
5 Rennes 19 9 6 4 28 21 10 5 2 3 14 13 9 4 4 1 14 8 7 33
6 Olympique Marseille 17 9 5 3 25 16 8 4 3 1 14 9 9 5 2 2 11 7 9 32
7 Angers SCO 19 9 3 7 25 30 9 4 1 4 9 12 10 5 2 3 16 18 -5 30
8 Montpellier 19 8 4 7 31 32 10 4 1 5 17 20 9 4 3 2 14 12 -1 28
9 Lens 18 8 3 7 28 28 9 4 2 3 15 14 9 4 1 4 13 14 0 27
10 Bordeaux 19 7 5 7 20 21 10 4 3 3 10 8 9 3 2 4 10 13 -1 26
11 Brest 19 8 2 9 30 34 9 6 1 2 19 14 10 2 1 7 11 20 -4 26
12 Metz 19 6 7 6 20 18 10 4 3 3 12 10 9 2 4 3 8 8 2 25
13 Nice 18 6 5 7 22 25 9 2 2 5 10 18 9 4 3 2 12 7 -3 23
14 Reims 19 5 6 8 27 29 9 3 2 4 9 11 10 2 4 4 18 18 -2 21
15 Strasbourg 19 6 2 11 28 32 9 2 2 5 11 14 10 4 0 6 17 18 -4 20
16 Saint-Etienne 19 4 7 8 20 29 9 2 4 3 9 11 10 2 3 5 11 18 -9 19
17 Nantes 19 3 8 8 19 31 9 2 5 2 10 14 10 1 3 6 9 17 -12 17
18 Dijon 19 2 8 9 12 26 10 0 5 5 3 10 9 2 3 4 9 16 -14 14
19 Lorient 19 3 3 13 20 38 9 2 1 6 11 17 10 1 2 7 9 21 -18 12
20 Nimes 19 3 3 13 14 40 10 1 1 8 9 23 9 2 2 5 5 17 -26 12

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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.