Saturday, Montpellier faces Nice for a match of the 3rd day of Ligue 1. Montpellier must react after its 1st defeat while Nice hopes to line up a 3rd success in a row.
Montpellier vs Nice Free Betting Tips
Very solid last year, Montpellier confirmed its fine skills by finishing in 8th place in the standings but failed to secure a place in the European Cup. Under the leadership of Michel Der Zakarian, the Hérault residents offered a rather tempting game and generally delighted their supporters who hope this year to have a qualification in the European Cup to celebrate at the end of the season. On the other hand, they started their season rather badly by losing on the ground of Rennes during their 1st match (2-1), a week after having seen their first match postponed due to the presence of their Lyon opponent in the League. of Champions.
For its part, Nice entered a new cycle a few months ago now with the arrival of British investors at the head of the club. Active on the transfer market, the Aiglons performed well last year, finishing 4th in the standings, securing 5th final place in the standings and securing a place in the Europa League. Again ambitious this year, the Azureans took the best start in this Ligue 1. Fallers of Lens during the first day (2-1), they were then won on the ground of Strasbourg (0-2), 15 days ago. On the other hand, they lost in a friendly against Monaco last week (2-3).
The workforce for Montpellier vs Nice
Hard blow this summer for Montpellier with the departure of the excellent Geronimo Rulli could not be bought definitively. To remedy this situation, Swiss goalkeeper of FC Basel Jonas Omlin has arrived. In addition, the former Dijonnais, Stephy Mavididi, has also joined the Paillade and will have a lot to do to compete with the excellent Andy Delort and Gaëtan Laborde. In the middle, the playing masters Savanier and Mollet are still present the indestructible Vitorino Hilton (42), still essential in defense. Absent in Rennes, the promising Cozza, the little used Yun Il-lok, the rookie Mavididi and the executives Delort (covid-19) and Vitorino Hilton (thigh) will be back for this match. On the other hand, the very good Mollet will be suspended after being sent off against Rennes.
Many players arrived on the Côte d’Azur this summer. This is the case of promising central defender Bambu (ex-Athletico Paranaense), side Kamara (ex-Reims) and Lotomba (ex-Young Boys), midfielder Schneiderlin (ex Everton), winger Rony Lopes (on loan Sevilla FC) and striker Gouri (ex-OL) have signed up with the Aiglons and have come to strengthen a workforce that is now very solid. In the opposite direction, Malang Sarr (Chelsea), winger Ounas and substitutes Hérelle and Ganago were not retained. On the other hand, the very good Cyprien is still there just like the executives of the past season Benitez, Dante, Atal, Lees-Melou and Dolberg. The latter scored twice on the second day and joined offensive rookie Gouiri at the top of the scorers standings. The latter is also uncertain for this meeting because of a back discomfort.
The probable lines for Montpellier vs Nice:
Montpellier: Omlin – Le Tallec, Congré, Pedro Mendes – Souquet, Savanier, Ferri, Chotard, Oyongo – Delort, Laborde.
Nice: Benitez – Burner (or Pelmard), Bambu, Dante, Kamara – Thuram, Schneiderlin, Lees-Melou – Claude-Maurice, Dolberg, Gouiri.
Key points for the match Montpellier vs Nice
Coaches have the possibility of making 5 substitutions during the game.
This meeting is played with a limited number of spectators (5000).
Montpellier vs Nice Free Betting Tips
Excellent during the first two days, Nice seems in a position to be able to come and get at least one point at La Mosson on Saturday. Draw or win Nice!
Betting Tips: Draw or win Nice