Montpellier vs Clermont – Montpellier will want to build on their Ligue 1 victory over AC Ajaccio, which they achieved last time out by a score of 0–1.
Montpellier had 52% of the game’s control and four of its 12 shots on goal were successful. Elye Wahi (68′) was the lone player for Montpellier to register a goal. AC Ajaccio, on the other hand, had 7 attempts total, with 1 of those being on goal.
The Montpellier backline has consistently displayed excellence, as evidenced by their more recent results. Montpellier hasn’t given much to the opposition, so over the span of their last six matches, three goals have gone past their goalkeeper.
According to the form guide going into this game, Montpellier had lost their prior two league games to Clermont Foot.
In their last three league home games, they have not lost.
Foot and their traveling supporters will be hoping for a better outcome after losing their most recent Ligue 1 match against RC Lens.
Clermont Foot had 47% of the game’s control and 6 of its 9 shots on goal were successful. Lens made 13 efforts at goal for their rivals, scoring 6 goals. RC Lens scored goals through Los Openda (31′, 34′, 35′) and Alexis Claude-Maurice (76′).
The numbers don’t lie, and Clermont Foot has allowed goals in 5 of their last 6 games while having 11 goals tallied against them overall.
Clermont Foot hasn’t exactly played very well defensively. Leaving that aside, only time will tell if the pattern in this game will continue.
Clermont Foot had lost their previous two league meetings to Montpellier when they were played away from home prior to this one.
Montpellier vs Clermont – Betting Analysis
Looking at their previous meetings, which date back to April 4, 2008, we see that Montpellier has won two of them and Clermont Foot has won three, with one game being tied.
There were 17 goals tallied between them in those games, with 8 goals coming from La Paillade and 9 from Clermont. That equals 2.83 goals per game on average.
The most recent league encounter between these clubs was on encounter Day 14 of Ligue 1 on November 6, 2022, with a final score of Clermont Foot 1–1 Montpellier. Marc Bollengier was the official umpire.
For Montpellier manager Michel Der Zakarian, Théo Sainte-Luce (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Léo Leroy (Muscle Injury), and Dimitry Bertaud (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will be sidelined.
With players like Benjamin Lecomte, Falaye Sacko, Christopher Jullien, Boubakar Kouyaté, Issiaga Sylla, Jordan Ferri, Joris Chotard, Arnaud Nordin, Teji Savanier, Faitout Maouassa, and Wahbi Khazri, we believe La Paillade could use the 4-2-3-1 configuration for this match.
There is only one fitness worry for Pascal Gastien, the manager of Clermont Foot, thanks to a group of players who are generally healthy. The performance by Alidu Seidu (Knee Surgery) is cancelled.
Mory Diaw, Cheick Oumar Konate, Mateusz Wieteska, Florent Ogier, Jim Allevinah, Yohann Magnin, Maxime Gonalons, Neto Borges, Muhammed Cham, Aman Maurer, and Komnen Andric are the players we believe Clermont Foot will most likely use in a 3-4-2-1 configuration.
In order to score goals against Montpellier, who are sure to score and take the lead, Clermont Foot will need to work hard as a unit.
What are the best odds for this match?
Regarding the current betting odds in the 90 min. result market, staking on Montpellier can be had for 1.87, a wager on the game finishing all-square is 3.55 and selecting a win for Clermont Foot gets you 4.32. Those are the most competitive returns being offered at the current time.