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Ligue 1 – Montpellier to face RC Strasburg on Match-day 9

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Saturday Ligue 1 action from the Stade de la Mosson, as Montpellier take on RCSA.

Visitors RCSA, will be keen to maintain or improve their League position, (twelfth), when they face fourteenth placed Montpellier.

Montpellier go into this match with nine points secured

Montpellier will be eager to return to some kind of winning form, having lost their last game to Paris Saint-Germain, which itself followed a draw to Bordeaux, this fixture could be the opportunity.

Montpellier have developed a habit of drawing football matches this season, which is reflected by their position in the table. They currently stand fourteenth in the League, with nine points having won two matches, drawn three games, and lost three meetings.

When Montpellier host RCSA, they will do so on the back of two wins and one draw on their own ground.

Montpellier will have 12 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Montpellier, in terms of goals scored (15). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Valere Germain (3), Stephy Mavididi (2), and Teji Savanier (2). Montpellier have shown a poor defensive display so far, having conceded 15 goals in their previous games.

Montpellier’s squad will likely be depleted of four of their key players when they start on Saturday, due to injury or illness.

RC Strasburg have so far accrued 10 points in this season of the Ligue 1

RCSA must take a positive approach to this game, if they are to get anything out of, following their recent defeat to Lille at the Stade de La Meinau.

With 10 points, they currently sit twelfth in the League having won three games, drawn one game, and lost four meetings.

Playing away from home, RCSA have won one game and lost two fixtures.

RC Strasburg will have 13 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Good Attacking Performance

RCSA have a good scoring record this season, with 12 netted so far (10 from open play and two penalties). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Habib Diallo (3), Ludovic Ajorque (3), and Adrien Thomasson (2). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with RCSA so far, having conceded 13 goals in their last fixtures so far.

Going into Saturday’s game, Julien Stephan without three of his players, due to illness or injury.

Montpellier v RC Strasburg – Head-to-Heads.

These two teams have previously met each other 32 times with the tally being 13 victories and 10 draws for Montpellier. May 2021 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Montpellier took all three points winning 2-3. With both sides conceding goals in their most recent game together, the probability of both sides scoring on Saturday is 64.94%.

Montpellier to win – odds are 42.37 percent in favour.

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