Ligue 1 Action at the Stade de la Mosson – Montpellier face Clermont Foot

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Next Sunday at 3:00pm GMT, on matchday 17 of the Ligue 1, we will see Montpellier play Cleermont at the Stade de la Mosson.

This clash sees ninth placed Montpellier, welcome seventeenth placed Cleermont to the Stade de la Mosson.

Montpellier arrive at this game, having secured 22 points so far this season

With a win in their previous game, (1-3) against FC Metz, Montpellier will likely be in a positive frame of mind.

Also, They currently stand ninth in the League, with 22 points for a total of 6 wins, 6 losses and 4 draws having won six matches, drawn four meetings, and lost six fixtures.

Montpellier have won four matches, drawn two fixtures, and lost two matches of their eight League matches at home this season.

A win in this fixture, would take Montpellier’s points from 22 to 25, so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

Montpellier have a good scoring record this season, with 24 netted so far (23 from open play and one penalty). Their stand out attacking players have been Stephy Mavididi (4), Teji Savanier (4), and Florent Mollet (4). Montpellier have conceded 23 goals.

Montpellier may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

Clermont Foot’s Ligue 1 season, has so far seen them gain 14 points, going into this game

Cleermont have dropped five points in their last two games, drawing 2-2 at RC Lens and losing 1-0 to Reims.

Also, Cleermont have now lost five of their last six fixtures, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Pascal Gastien. Their position is seventeenth in the League and they have 14 points, that is, 3W, 8L and 5D having won three meetings, drawn five fixtures, and lost eight games.

It must be a worrying prospect for Cleermont to go back on the road, with a bud run of away performances under their belt this season. So far they have only secured one victory, two draws, and five defeats to the home team.

Victory for Clermont Foot would take their points tally to 17 so far this season.

Pascal Gastien will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of nine of his Cleermont players.

Montpellier v Clermont Foot – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the two sides are fairly evenly matched, in terms of wins in recent meetings. Both Montpellier and Cleermont have five victories each in their last 11 meetings. Their most recent encounter in this competition Clermont Foot secured a 3-2 home win. Previous matches between this pair have been high-scoring affairs and the odds of both sides finding the net on Sunday are high (64.1%) so it should be an entertaining match.

For this game, Montpellier’s win probability is currently 46.3 percent.

Performance Report

For Montpellier, Stephy Mavididi scored
four goals in 16 League matches this campaign, while Mohamed Bayo contributed with
eight goals in 16 League fixtures so far for Cleermont.

Other players of note for Montpellier are Teji Savanier and Florent Mollet with four goals and four goals respectively and for Cleermont are Mohamed Bayo and Elbasan Rashani with eight goals both.

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