Montpellier vs SC Bastia Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Montpellier vs SC Bastia Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Montpellier and SC Bastia will be facing each other at the Stade de la Mosson on Saturday evening, with both sides looking to get back to winning ways in Ligue 1. Montpellier were thrashed 5-1 on the road at Marseille last time out, with their consolation goal being scored by Ryad Boudebouz. Meanwhile, SC Bastia were held to a 1-1 home draw by Caen, as Ronny Rodelin's penalty-goal got cancelled by Allan Saint-Maximin's opener just before halftime. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview. 

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Montpellier Preview

Montpellier’s recent form has been terrible, losing four and drawing one of their last five games across all competitions. Their defensive line seems to be the main reason for their recent struggle, as they have conceded 14 goals in their last five games in all competitions, including 5 against Marseille last time out in Ligue 1. Actually, keeping the ball out of their own net has been Montpellier’s biggest problem throughout the season, as they have one of the most leakiest defences in the division with 39 goals conceded in 22 league fixtures. Montpellier currently stand in 15th place in the league table tied on 23 points with the 16th-placed Angers, just one point clear of the drop zone. The good news is that Montpellier have been much better in front of their fans over the past five months, losing just once in their last ten home fixtures across all competitions. Furthermore, Montpellier have won four of their last five home meetings with SC Bastia in all competitions, scoring at least two goals in each of these. Ryad Boudebouz and Steve Mounie have been Montpellier’s most influential players so far this season, as the pair bagged 14 goals and 4 assists between them. 

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SC Bastia Preview

SC Bastia have also struggled over the past two months, losing three and drawing two of their last five games across all competitions. However, they looked a little bit better in their recent two draws against Nice and Caen. The Corsicans also find themselves in a precarious situation, as they sit only in 17th spot in the Ligue 1 table tied on 22 points with the first relegation-placed Caen. Scoring goals has been Bastia’s main issue throughout the season, as they hold one of the worst offensive records in the division with just 19 goals scored in 22 league games. Enzo Crivelli is Bastia’s topscorer with just 6 goals under his belt in his 15 league appearances. However, the 21-year-old striker got injured in Bastia’s 1-0 defeat against Nancy in the middle of January, and he is still on the sidelines due to injury. On the road, the Corsicans have only won once in their last ten away games in all competitions, while losing eight in the process. The good news is that Bastia are unbeaten in the last two meetings with Montpellier in Ligue 1, including a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture.

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Montpellier Team News

Yacouba Sylla, Pierrick Fito, Morgan Poaty, Mamadou NDiaye, Joris Steve Marveaux and Daniel Congre are all doubts, but Rodrigue Ninga Casimir is out with injury. In addition, William Remy is missing through suspension.

SC Bastia Team News

Lassana Coulibaly, Ismael Chester Diallo and Enzo Crivelli are all doubts, but Sebastien Squillaci is out through a cruciate ligament injury. The good news is that Farid Boulaya is back in training following his knee injury.

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Betting Predictions and Tips

Although they have struggled recently, Montpellier can count on their home form ahead of this tie. They have only lost once in their last ten home fixtures in all competitions and are currently on a six-game unbeaten run in Ligue 1, including an impressive 3-0 win over PSG and a 3-1 victory against Marseille. Furthermore, Montpellier have won four of their last five home meetings with SC Bastia, scoring at least two goals in each of these.

Montpellier to win at 17/20

Over 2.5 goals at 23/20

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

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

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

AVG Goals

1.2

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

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W H

30-09-2018

Ligue 1

Nimes Team Logo Nimes

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

06-10-2018

Ligue 1

Guingamp Team Logo Guingamp

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

21-10-2018

Ligue 1

Bordeaux Team Logo Bordeaux

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

27-10-2018

Ligue 1

Toulouse Team Logo Toulouse

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

30-10-2018

League Cup

Nantes Team Logo Nantes

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

04-11-2018

Ligue 1

Marseille Team Logo Marseille

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-11-2018

Ligue 1

Angers Team Logo Angers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

25-11-2018

Ligue 1

Rennes Team Logo Rennes

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

01-12-2018

Ligue 1

Monaco Team Logo Monaco

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

04-12-2018

Ligue 1

Lille Team Logo Lille

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

SC Bastia Form Guide

SC Bastia Team Logo

SC Bastia

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
L A

22-04-2017

Ligue 1

Bordeaux Team Logo Bordeaux

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

29-04-2017

Ligue 1

Rennes Team Logo Rennes

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

06-05-2017

Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain Team Logo Paris Saint-Germain

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

14-05-2017

Ligue 1

Lorient Team Logo Lorient

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

20-05-2017

Ligue 1

Marseille Team Logo Marseille

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

08-08-2017

League Cup

Nancy Team Logo Nancy

FT 0 - 0

(HT - )

L A

21-10-2017

Coupe de France

Furiani Agliani Team Logo Furiani Agliani

FT 7 - 6

(HT - )

W H

27-10-2018

Coupe de France

Furiani Agliani Team Logo Furiani Agliani

FT 5 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

17-11-2018

Coupe de France

Le Mans Team Logo Le Mans

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

15-12-2018

Coupe de France

St. Omer Team Logo St. Omer

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Montpellier Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

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

SC Bastia Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.7

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 SC Bastia Sidelined Players

Montpellier
3 Daniel Congre Injured
29 Rodrigue Casimir Ninga Injured
6 Joris Steve Marveaux Injured
21 William Remy Suspended
SC Bastia
5 Sebastien Squillaci Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
16 GK Geoffrey Jourdren 181 81
4 CD Hilton 182 73
25 LB Mathieu Deplagne 180 66
12 CD Lukas Pokorny 186 85
24 RB Jerome Roussillon 181 77
10 AM Ryad Boudebouz 177 67
28 CM Stephane Sessegnon 170 74
7 CM Paul Lasne 186 79
13 CDM Ellyes Skhiri 184 69
15 CF Steve Mounie 190 83
19 CF Souleymane Camara 174 72
No. Pos Player M kg
16 GK Jean-Louis Leca 177 65
23 RB Alexander Djiku 182 74
28 CD Florian Marange 180 76
17 CD Lindsay Rose 185 81
29 LB Gilles Cioni 165 65
2 RM Abdoulaye Sadio Diallo 182 75
18 CM Yannick Cahuzac 178 66
15 LM Prince Oniangue 190 78
25 CM Lassana Coulibaly 175 67
27 CF Enzo Crivelli 184 79
10 CF Allan Saint-Maximin 173 67