After last week’s 1-1 draw with Nimes, Montpellier is looking forward to a win as they host Monaco on Sunday 10 February 2019. On the other hand, Monaco will be travelling to the Stade de la Mosson at 14.0GMT aware of their last week’s 2-1 win over Toulouse. The win came after going for five matches without a win in all matches with the latest 3 being losses. Sunday’s match will maybe present them a chance two start anew with a winning streak after such a long win dry spell.
At number 5 in Ligue 1 table standings and just 1 point from fourth placed St Etienne, a win for them will put them at a better position for a chance in next year’s Champions League slot. With a 4-match run without defeat, Montpellier is not ready to allow Monaco to spoil their day in front of their home fans. They will fight hard for a win but if all goes south, then better a point than none.
Monaco’s more than dismal performance this season has comfortably placed them at the most dreaded relegation zone. Entangling themselves from this position needs football magic and the only magic available is playing well. Their last week’s victory 2-1 victory over Toulouse can maybe be the start of this magic. 90 minutes of face-off on Sunday against the better Montpellier will give us the reality.
Though on average, if their most recent meetings, Monaco have dominated Montpellier, this season things look slightly different. Having crashed them to 1-2 defeat while away in their first leg of the season, Montpellier seems prepared to defeat Monaco again at Stade de la Mosson. However, despite their injured ego and angst to move out of the relegation zone, Monaco is going to give Montpellier a run for their win.
Montpellier vs. Monaco Head to Head
The two clubs; Montpellier and Monaco have played each other a total of 24 times in Ligue 1 competitions. Monaco has dominated the meetings with 15 victories while Montpellier won only once (first leg of this season). 8 matches ended in a draw. A look into their eight most recent meetings, this is how each team scored:
- Monaco 1- 2 Montpellier
- Monaco 2-0 Montpellier
- Montpellier 0-0 Monaco
- Monaco 1-1 Montpellier
- Montpellier 1-2 Monaco
- Monaco 6 2 Montpellier
- Monaco 2-0 Montpellier
- Montpellier 2-3 Monaco
Porsan-Clemente’s toe injury is still recuperating and won’t make face for Montpellier’s Sunday fixture. Missing also from their squad is K. Dolly who is Nursing a calf muscle strain since 11th January 2019.
Monaco’s defender, Naldo is serving a red card ban which is ending on 10 February 2019. Their squad is full of injuries which has diminished their chances of winning. With four attackers, four midfield players and two defenders missing, the team has remained vulnerable.
Prediction and Odds
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With the turn of fortunes after dominating most of their past meetings, it seems it is time for Montpellier to shine against Monaco this season. Due to their rejuvenated and impressive performance Montpellier tempts us to place our bet for them to win with a 2-1 victory just like their first leg win.