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Montpellier enjoy home advantage, when visitors Nice swing by this coming Saturday for a clash in the Ligue 1. The former will be looking to make that home advantage count.

Nice will be looking to open a further gap in the table on Montpellier when clashing in the Ligue 1 this coming Saturday.

Montpellier step into their next home match on Saturday having scored a nice average of 1.9 goals in ten matches. They managed a total of 19 goals, while also allowing 12 goals against. That is an average of 1.2 goals against per match. They were able to hang on to a clean sheet four times in those matches.

Nice are currently not the most scoring team in the Ligue 1, as they only found the back of the net eight times in ten matches. This is an average of just 0.8 goals a game in which they conceded 12 times, an average of 1.2 per game. They managed two clean sheets in of these.

Supporters will be hoping to see a similarly thrilling encounter, as it turned out to be the last time Montpellier played against Nice. It finished 6-1 in a great match between the pair.

Montpellier vs Nice Prediction

Montpellier Form

Montpellier have seen it all in their last three matches, which gave them four points. First, they went down 5-4 against Lyon, before picking up a 1-1 draw against Lorient. Their latest match brought a 0-3 win in their encounter with Nantes. Montpellier won half of their previous six matches on home soil in the Ligue 1, while also drawing two. They suffered one defeats, while they scored 11 and conceded five goals.

Nice Form

In their previous three matches, Nice beat Rennes 2-1, lost 2-0 against Strasbourg and drew 0-0 with Toulouse. Nice claimed two wins against two draws and two defeats in their last six away matches in the Ligue 1. The scoreline from these matches reads six goals conceded and seven scored.

Montpellier and Nice seem a fairly equal pairing right now, with not a lot to separate the two sides. As such, going for a draw in the betting market seem worth a punt.

Montpellier have a record of 14 wins, five draws and 17 defeats in the Ligue 1 this season. Nice so far pulled off 13 wins, 13 draws and ten defeats in the Ligue 1.

Montpellier vs Nice Stats

  • Montpellier have scored in 25 of the last 27 matches
  • Montpellier have scored in 18 of the last 20 home matches
  • In 8 of the last 10 Montpellier matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 8 of the last 10 Montpellier home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Montpellier have not lost 6 of the last 7 home matches
  • In 10 of the last 11 Nice matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Nice have not won 9 of the last 11 matches
  • Nice have not lost 9 of the last 11 away matches
  • Nice have conceded in 11 of the last 13 matches
  • In the last 3 Nice away matches the sum of goals was under 2.5

Montpellier vs Nice Squads

Montpellier Squad

The 60-year-old coach of the home team, Michel Der Zakarian, will select the lineup against Nice from the squad below. The information in the brackets refers to goals scored and matches played in the Ligue 1 this season:

Benjamin Lecomte (0/17), Bingourou Kamara (0/5), Dimitry Bertaud (0/0), Matis Carvalho (0/2), Christopher Jullien (0/29), Enzo Tchato (1/20), Faitout Maouassa (5/31), Falaye Sacko (1/33), Issiaga Sylla (1/32), Kiki Kouyate (0/14), Mamadou Sakho (1/15), Maxime Esteve (0/21), Pedro Mendes (0/0), Ryan Tchato (0/0), Teo Allix (0/0), Theo Sainte-Luce (1/7), Thibault Tamas (0/0), Jordan Ferri (1/32), Joris Chotard (0/33), Khalil Fayad (0/24), Leo Leroy (0/25), Teji Savanier (10/28), Arnaud Nordin (8/34), Axel Gueguin (0/4), Beni Makouana (0/8), Elye Wahi (17/31), Serigne Faye (0/1), Stephy Mavididi (4/24), Valere Germain (2/30), Wahbi Khazri (4/26), Yanis Guermouche (0/0).

Nice Squad

Here is the full squad of the away team. The 36 year-old Nice manager Digard will select his starting XI from these players:

Kasper Schmeichel (0/34), Marcin Bulka (0/2), Teddy Boulhendi (0/0), Antoine Mendy (0/10), Ayoub Amraoui (0/5), Dante (1/35), Jean-Clair Todibo (0/33), Joe Bryan (0/6), Jordan Lotomba (0/31), Mattia Viti (1/9), Aaron Ramsey (1/27), Alexis Beka (0/12), Hichem Boudaoui (1/25), Justin Smith (0/0), Khephren Thuram-Ulien (2/35), Pablo Rosario (0/29), Reda Belahyane (0/0), Ross Barkley (3/26), Soudeysse Kari (0/0), Tom Louchet (0/0), Youcef Atal (1/17), Youssouf Ndayishimiye (1/10), Badredine Bouanani (0/17), Billal Brahimi (3/25), Gaetan Laborde (12/35), Melvin Bard (0/31), Nicolas Pepe (6/19), Sofiane Diop (2/21), Terem Moffi (17/32).

Montpellier vs Nice Team News

At the time of writing, Montpellier have three players on their injured and absent list as they prepare to meet Nice this coming Saturday.

Pedro Mendes, Theo Sainte-Luce and Dimitry Bertaud are missing from the squad, Montpellier will field against Nicethis coming Saturday.

Nice are juggling with three absent players on this coming Saturday when travelling to Montpellier.

Names like Aaron Ramsey, Youcef Atal and Marcin Bulka most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Montpellier.

Montpellier vs Nice Lineups

Montpellier vs Nice H2H

It was an enormously entertaining 6-1 match, when these two sides last played each other in the Ligue 1. A similar feast of goals would go down well this coming Saturday. Nice hope to replicate the form of their last meeting with Montpellier. On that particular day, Nice were flying and left Montpellier bloody-nosed from a 6-1 win. The bookies have Nice to win this match at best price odds of 17/10.

Montpellier vs Nice Results

Both teams found the back of the net four times in the last ten matches between Montpellier and Nice.

Montpellier vs Nice Betting Tips

Scoring 17 goals during a Ligue 1 campaign is just the sort of form, every club adores in a player. Elye Wahi is out to extend his current momentum, and the upcoming game should be a good opportunity to add another goal to his name. Picking Elye Wahi to score seems like a no-brainer currently.

Montpellier claimed four wins in the previous 10 matches at home across all tournaments, as well as drawing two and losing four. Nice won five of their last 10 away games, as they also drew three and lost two of these matches. Montpellier won three of their last 10 games on home soil without allowing a goal.

Less than three came out four times in the past ten encounters between Nice and Montpellier, as both teams not to score was a winning bet six times. Montpellier performed 1.1 goals on average, whereas Nice averaged 1.3 goals. Montpellier performed an average of 1.9 goals a game in their previous ten matches in which over 2.5 goals came out six times. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the last ten outings for Nice, who managed to score 0.8 times in those matches.