Monaco vs Montpellier prediction
After a narrow home victory over Angers, players of Monaco managed to get an important three-pointer away to Amiens last time out in a 1:2 victory. They conceded a goal early but fought till the end trying to get back into the match.
Their opponents were limited to a very defensive role from the moment they have scored, with the guests managing to score two in the last ten minutes of the game, via Ben Yedder and Slimani.
Monaco is still suffering from a very ugly start of the season they had, but have improved in previous months and are now only five points behind the Europa League placed Lille, with every chance to maybe seal the Champions League exit - in case of stable, good performances that they need.
Monaco team news
Midfielder Bakayoko (16/1) and forward Martins (21/4) remain suspended for the hosts, while they have no real injury worries for this one.
Montpellier was set as a favorite against St Etienne and even have taken the lead via Delort in the middle of the first halftime, however, stood with a man less since 41st minute when Sambia got red-carded. The visitors were the only ones to be blamed for the negative result, being unable to create more meaningful chances.
This time the side escaped with a three-pointer, standing at the fifth position with three points less than fourth-placed Lille. Away from home, they have just one victory out of eleven rounds and this match remains as difficult as possible.
Montpellier team news
Defender Cozza (7/1) is out injured, while left-back Ambroise (20/0) and central defender Mendes (15/1) are both coming off from injuries and doubtful for now.
Very little separate these two teams for now in the season, but Montpellier is really too passive away from home for the standards of Monaco's home appearances.
It's only logical for Monaco to continue in a positive way, while Montpellier would stay behind the ball and try to defend against weaker teams than what Monaco seems to be at the moment. Go for Monaco win.
Monaco vs Montpellier betting tips
Monaco Win (Stake: 7)Odds: 1.81 at Pinnacle
Result: 1-0 WON (+5.67 units)
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