Montpellier vs Nice Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: Stade de la Mosson

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Montpellier vs Nice Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Montpellier and Nice will be facing each other at the Stade de la Mosson on Sunday afternoon, with both sides looking to put their Ligue 1 campaign back on track. Montpellier managed a creditable 1-1 away draw at the reigning champions Monaco last time out in Ligue 1, with Souleymane Camara scoring a dramatic equalizer in the 92nd minute. On the other hand, Nice lost 2-4 at home over Marseille despite the fact they had a two-goal lead following goals from Mario Balotelli and Jean Michael Seri. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news, match stats and odds all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Nice hold the better head-to-head record in this tie, but they haven’t been great on the road over the past five months. On the other hand, Montpellier have only lost once in their last six home games across all competitions. Furthermore, Montpellier have won three of their last five home meetings with Nice. It’s difficult to separate these two sides, but I’m not fancying goals here.

Both teams to score - No at odds 10/11

Under 2.5 goals at odds 4/6

Montpellier saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Montpellier saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Nice

Nice saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Montpellier

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Montpellier Form Guide

Montpellier Team Logo

Montpellier

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
L H

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Clermont Foot Team Logo Clermont Foot

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

20-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Rodez Team Logo Rodez

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

29-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Genoa Team Logo Genoa

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

11-08-2018

Ligue 1

Dijon Team Logo Dijon

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

18-08-2018

Ligue 1

Amiens Team Logo Amiens

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

25-08-2018

Ligue 1

Saint-Etienne Team Logo Saint-Etienne

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

01-09-2018

Ligue 1

Reims Team Logo Reims

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

15-09-2018

Ligue 1

Strasbourg Team Logo Strasbourg

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Nice Form Guide

Nice Team Logo

Nice

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
W A

07-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Stade Nyonnais Team Logo Stade Nyonnais

FT 2 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

L H

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Sporting CP Team Logo Sporting CP

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Sporting Charleroi Team Logo Sporting Charleroi

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Torino Team Logo Torino

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Saint-Etienne Team Logo Saint-Etienne

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

L H

11-08-2018

Ligue 1

Reims Team Logo Reims

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

18-08-2018

Ligue 1

Caen Team Logo Caen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

25-08-2018

Ligue 1

Dijon Team Logo Dijon

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

31-08-2018

Ligue 1

Lyon Team Logo Lyon

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-09-2018

Ligue 1

Rennes Team Logo Rennes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Montpellier Preview

Montpellier have been one of the most underperforming teams in Ligue 1 this season, having won just two of their eight league fixtures. The good news is that Montpellier showed some signs of life recently, beating Troyes and drawing against the likes of Paris Saint Germain and Monaco. This leaves Montpellier only in 13rd spot in the Ligue 1 table tied on nine points with Angers, just four points clear of the bottom three. Montpellier have only conceded six goals in eight rounds so far this season, but their inefficient attack has been the main reason for their struggle throughout this campaign. Montpellier have only scored five goals in eight games, which is one of the worst attacking records in the division. Souleymane Camara has been Montpellier’s most dangerous player in front of goal so far this season, helping the team with two goals in his six league appearances. Their recent home form has also let them down as Montpellier are winless in their last three league fixtures, scoring just once in this term. Furthermore, Montpellier are winless in the last two home meetings with Nice in Ligue 1, scoring just one goal.

Montpellier Team News

There are no fresh injury concerns for Montpellier ahead of this game.

Nice Preview

On the contrary, Nice were on a five-game unbeaten streak across all competitions prior to their 2-4 home loss at the hands of Marseille last time out in Ligue 1. Nice find themselves only in 10th spot in the standings tied on ten points with the 11th-placed Guingamp, already five points behind the top five. Nice have struggled to keep the ball out of their own net throughout this Ligue 1 campaign, as they hold one of the worst defensive records in the division with twelve goals conceded in eight league games. Away from home, Nice were winless in five games across all competitions prior to their recent two victories over Waregem and Rennes in their most recent two trips. The good news is that Nice are undefeated in the last two visits to the Stade de la Mosson, conceding just once in the process. Head-to-head, Nice are undefeated in four league meetings with Montpellier, keeping a clean sheet in two of these. Mario Balotelli has been the standout player for Nice in this early part of the season, as he is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with five goals in his five league appearances.

Nice Team News

Mounir Obbadi and Mickael Le Bihan are both doubts, but Wylan Cyprien is out through injury.

Montpellier Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Nice Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Montpellier vs Nice Sidelined Players

Head to Head
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