Monaco had a 37% possession rate and 11 shot attempts, four of which were successful. Eight of Lens’s 21 shots on goal were on target. For RC Lens, goals were scored by Los Openda (9′, 16′), and Adrien Thomasson (56′).
Monaco’s recent displays of defensive steel have been all too seldom. In fact, Monaco’s defense has been breached in 5 of their last 6 matches, resulting in 10 goals being scored during that period.
Of course, that pattern won’t necessarily continue into this game. Monaco had won both of their previous home league games going into this one. After defeating Rennes 1-0 in their most recent match in Ligue 1, Montpellier enters this contest.
Montpellier enjoyed 30% of the possession in that game and 2 of its 11 attempts were on goal. Stephy Mavididi was the lone scorer for Montpellier (84′). Four of Rennes’ 16 attempts at goal were successful.
Montpellier has scored a total of 7 goals in their last six games against other teams. On each of those occasions, Montpellier has also registered a goal. They have had 6 goals scored against them in those games.
The last three league games Montpellier played against Monaco on the road ended in losses, according to an analysis of their previous results. For the last two league games, they have failed to win on the road.
Monaco vs Montpellier – Betting Analysis
A review of their previous meetings, dating back to February 14, 2020, reveals that Monaco has won 4, Montpellier 1, and there have been one tie.
In total, 19 goals were scored between the two teams in these matches, with Les Rouge et Blanc scoring 12 and La Paillade scoring 7. That equals 3.17 goals per game on average.
The two teams’ most recent league encounter took place on Ligue 1 Match Day 10 on October 9, 2022, when Montpellier defeated Monaco 0-2 in that game. Montpellier possessed 50% of the possession that day and made 10 efforts at scoring with none of them going in.
Monaco’s opponents had 11 shots total, with 7 of those being on goal. Scoring came from Breel Embolo (45′) and Myron Boadu (81′). Benoît Millot served as the match official.
Malang Sarr and Breel Embolo are unavailable for Monaco goalkeeper Philippe Clement due to injuries to their muscles.
Alexander Nubel, Vanderson, Axel Disasi, Guillermo Maripán, Caio Henrique, Krepin Diatta, Youssouf Fofana, Mohamed Camara, Ismail Jakobs, Kevin Volland, and Wissam Ben Yedder are likely to start for Les Rouge et Blanc in a 4-4-2 configuration.
The Montpellier manager Michel Der Zakarian doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all going into this match thanks to a completely injury-free group that is available for selection.
In our opinion, La Paillade might choose to start with a 4-3-3 formation, with Benjamin Lecomte, Falaye Sacko, Christopher Jullien, Boubakar Kouyaté, Issiaga Sylla, Joris Chotard, Jordan Ferri, Léo Leroy, Arnaud Nordin, Elye Wahi, and Wahbi Khazri as the first seven players on the field.
Although it might not be as many as they have scored against Monaco, we anticipate Montpellier to be dangerous enough to score a goal against this squad.
What are the top odds for the game?
Checking out the betting prices for the game on the win-draw-win market, staking on Monaco is available for 1.5, a wager on a draw is 4.7 and betting on the win for Montpellier gets you 5.95. These are the top bets being offered at this very moment.
Monaco vs Montpellier – Head -to- Head
Our Prediction: Home Win or Draw