Ligue 1 – Match-day 38 Sees Nantes take on Montpellier

Nantes vs. Montpellier

The game will be played this Sunday at 9:00pm GMT at the the Stade de la Beaujoire.

Nantes at home against Montpellier – Sunday – 9:00pm GMT – The Stade de la Beaujoire.

Montpellier (eighth), travel to the Stade de la Beaujoire with high expectations, as they take on eighteenth placed Nantes.

This season’s Ligue 1 campaign, has so far seen Nantes 40 points

Another victory would be a terrific achievement, but that is what Antoine Kombouare will be asking from his team, as they go into this game on the back of strong results after beating Dijon FCO 0-4 and Bordeaux 3-0

Success in football comes from winning more games than your opponents, simply put, if Nantes can continue to extend their winning streak from four games then Antoine Kombouare’s squad will have an incredible season. With eighteenth, they currently sit 40 points in the League having won nine matches, drawn 13 meetings, and lost 15 meetings.

When Nantes host Montpellier, they will do so on the back of three victories and eight draws on their own ground.

Nantes will see 43 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

With the Ligue 1 season well into its stride, Montpellier have managed to gain 51 points so far, going into this match

It was a 0-0 draw against Brest in Montpellier’s last Ligue 1 outing, Michel Der Zakarian’s men will be hoping for a better result in this fixture.

With seven draws in 11 fixtures, Manager Michel Der Zakarian has plenty to ponder, going into the next match, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. With eighth, they currently sit 51 points in the League having won 13 matches, drawn 12 meetings, and lost 12 games.

Montpellier’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Nantes. In the 18 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won six fixtures, drawn eight games, and lost four meetings.

Winning this fixture will see Montpellier on 54 points.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Montpellier, in terms of goals scored (58). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Gaetan Laborde (15), Andy Delort (14), and Stephy Mavididi (9). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Montpellier so far, having conceded 61 goals in their last games so far.

Going into Sunday’s game, Michel Der Zakarian without five of his players, due to illness or injury.

Nantes v Montpellier Head-to-Heads.

These two teams have already faced each other 38 times with the tally being 16 wins and 10 draws for Nantes. Also, the two teams have drawn two of the last three fixtures played between them. The last time both teams met in this competition was January 2021 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw.

For Nantes, Ludovic Blas scored
nine goals in 37 League games this Ligue 1 Season, while Gaetan Laborde has netted
15 goals in 37 League matches this season for Montpellier.

Other players of note for Nantes are Randal Kolo Muani and Imran Louza with eight goals and eight goals respectively and for Montpellier are Andy Delort and Stephy Mavididi with 14 goals and nine goals respectively.