Both Montpellier and Reims will be bidding to return to the winning ways in the Ligue 1 this weekend when they lock horns at Stade de la Mosson. Kickoffs on 17th April 2022 at 16:00 EAT.
Having been on course to at least match last season’s eighth-place finish at the turn of the year, inconsistent form during 2022 has seen Montpellier slip to their current bottom-half position in the Ligue 1 table. Montpellier made it back-to-back Ligue 1 losses last weekend when they did little to hurt Marseille at Orange Velodrome. Montpellier is also too far behind to contest for European qualification but will be keen to improve their recent record of just two wins from their last nine league games.
La Paillade is hoping for better results following 2-0 Ligue 1 loss to Marseille in their last outing. In that match, Montpellier managed 38% possession and six shots with two of them on target. Marseille got 11 shots with five of them on target and goals by Bamba Dieng (9′) and Cengiz Ünder (19′).
Meanwhile, Reims arrive travel to La Mosson having gone unbeaten in their last five meetings with Montpellier – keeping clean sheets in three of the last four – but, more recently, have picked up just one point from their last three Ligue 1 outings. Having taken points off Monaco and Strasbourg recently, Oscar Garcia’s men have at least managed to consolidate a mid-table spot in the standings – still sitting nine points clear of the bottom three heading towards the run-in.
Reims suffered 2-3 Ligue 1 defeat at the hands Rennes in their last game. In that match, Reims managed 40% possession and 15 shots with seven of them on target and goals scored by Maxime Busi (60′) and Jens-Lys Cajuste (81′). Rennes got 14 shots with eight of them on target and goals by Benjamin Bourigeaud (39′, 43′) and Martin Terrier (58′).
Montpellier HSC vs Reims head to head
These two teams have 27 head to head meetings against each other since 2004. Montpellier has won 11 times, Reims nine wins and seven draws have been recorded.
- Reims 3-3 Montpellier 15/08/21
- Reims 0-0 Montpellier 28/02/21
- Montpellier 0-4 Reims 25/10/20
- Reims 1-0 Montpellier 17/12/19
- Reims 1-0 Montpellier 19/10/19
- Marseille 2-0 Montpellier
- Montpellier 1-2 Brest
- Bordeaux 0-2 Montpellier
- Montpellier 0-0 Nice
- Nantes 2-0 Montpellier
- Reims 2-3 Rennes
- Troyes 1-0 Reims
- Reims 0-0 Lyon
- Angers 0-1 Reims
- 27Reims 1-1 Strasbourg
Montpellier team news
Joris Chotard and Pedro Mendes are set to be absent due to injury, while full-back Mihailo Ristic continues to serve his five-match ban for suspension picked up against Bordeaux.
Reims team news
As for Reims manager Óscar García, Hugo Ekitike is the only absentee due to injury.
Prediction and odds
It’s hard to separate two sides coming off back to back defeats and Montpellier scored only two goals in the last five Ligue 1 outings, while four of the last five matches Reims played ended with fewer than three goals scored.
- Goals under 2.5
- Double Chance 1 or 2