Sunday’s clash at the Stade de la Mosson- sees fifteenth placed Troyes, travel to fifth-placed Montpellier in the Ligue 1.
Montpellier go into this game with 31 points secured
Also, can Montpellier extend their incredible run of four wins? They currently stand fifth in the League, with 31 points for a total of 9 wins, 6 losses and 4 draws having won nine games, drawn four fixtures, and lost six meetings.
Troyes will have to defy the odds when they travel to Montpellier, if they are to get anything out of the game. With Montpellier having won six games, drawn two fixtures, and lost two matches this season at home, this is a huge ask.
Victory for Montpellier would take their points tally to 34 so far this season.
Good Attacking Performance
Montpellier will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (33). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Stephy Mavididi (6), Teji Savanier (5), and Valere Germain (4). Montpellier have conceded 24 goals.
It is likely that four key players will miss Sunday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Oliver Dall’Oglio and his Montpellier team.
With the Ligue 1 season well into its stride, Troyes have managed to gain 17 points
Troyes’s pride is now at stake, as they will not wish for another successive poor result. They recently drew 1-1 away to Brest, which followed the loss to Bordeaux. They will be eager to improve in this next fixture.
Also, Troyes need to find a way to generate wins on a consistent basis, as they’ve recorded five losses in their last seven matches. With a fifteenth position in the league and 4 wins, 10 losses and 5 draws, they currently have 17 points in the League having won four games, drawn five games, and lost 10 meetings.
Troyes now travel, knowing that their current away form is woeful. So far this season they have won two games, drawn one game, and lost six matches matches on the road.
A win in this fixture, would take Troyes’s points from 17 to 20, so far this season.
Troyes’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Erick Mombaerts, ahead of this Sunday’s fixture against their opponents.
Montpellier v Troyes – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels when these two sides meet, a draw is never usually the expected outcome. In the past 20 matches, Montpellier have won eight victories and Troyes five victories. Their most recent encounter in this competition was September 2021 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw. The likelihood of both sides getting on the scoresheet again in the Stade de la Mosson is rated at 56.82%.
Montpellier to win – odds are 52.36 percent in favour.
Other standout players for Montpellier are Stephy Mavididi and Teji Savanier with six goals both and for Troyes are Xavier Chavalerin and Mama Balde with four goals each.