Stade Louis II
Monaco are now 5 points off 2nd place and 6 points off 1st place. While that might not be bad news for Monaco, they will need to tread cautiously as they are only 1 point ahead of 4th place LOSC Lille.
AS Monaco had their credentials tested when they visited the Parc de Princes last weekend and it ended badly, as they lost 5-2. They are now back in action this weekend against Montpellier and they hope to get back to winning ways once again.
Montpellier are having a rough time right now and getting a win is important to this team. They are coming off a defeat against Stade Brest and they are now without a win in their last 3 league games. With their opponent, Monaco eager to get a win, this might prove to be a tough clash for Montpellier. However, beating Monaco on this ground is something they are familiar with after their big win over Monaco last season.Grab Your Signup Bonus
Monaco will be out to prove a stern point when Montpellier comes visiting for this clash. They are not in their best form at the moment after the 5-2 defeat against PSG, but that would only motivate them to get back to winning ways against Montpellier at home.
At the moment, AS Monaco’s stats are not as good as they would have hoped. They were only able to get 2 wins from their last 5 league games, losing 2 and drawing 1 game. They were poor in their last game against PSG, which ended in a 5-2 defeat. Takumi Minamino got them the equalizer in the 22nd minute and Folarin Balogun also found the back of the net in the 75th minute to bring the scoreline to 4-2 before PSG’s 5th and final goal in the 96th minute. AS Monaco had 46% possession, while they registered 7 shots on target and 10 corner kicks.
According to the current standings, AS Monaco is ranked 3rd on the league table, with 24 points from 7 wins, 3 draws, and 3 defeats.
They have a score to settle when Montpellier visits Stade Louis II for this match because Monaco lost this game to Montpellier last season by 4 goals to nil.
At the moment, Montpellier have every reason to be in panic mode. Their current form has been poor and their results are evidence of that. After the 3-1 defeat to Stade Brest at home, they are now without a win in their last 3 league games. And in their last 5 games, they had 1 win, 3 defeats, and 1 draw.
Montpellier will hope to make significant changes from their 3-1 defeat to Stade Brest last weekend. They started the game poorly and got punished with an early goal in the 20th minute. And then Teji Savanier equalized from the penalty spot in the 51st minute, but that did little to help the team, as they conceded 2 more goals in the 64th and 93rd minutes. By the end of the game, they had 53% possession, 5 shots on target, and 9 corner kicks.
Montpellier were big winners at the Stade Louis II last season and they hope to repeat the same heroics although, at the moment, the form of the team says otherwise.
Head to Head
Between Monaco and Montpellier, 20 matches have been played already. AS Monaco won 10 matches, while Montpellier won 4 and they played a draw in 6 matches.
Analysis and Predictions
Montpellier are the underdogs because of their current form, while AS Monaco are favored to come back stronger from their defeat to PSG.
In 4 of their last 5 meetings against each other, more than 2.5 goals were scored between both clubs. And in 6 of their last 8 matches, less than 4.5 cards were shown.
- Home Win or Draw and Under 4.5 Goals at 1.60 Odds
- Home Win FT at 1.62 Odds
- Correct Score 2-1 at 8.50 Odds