Montpellier vs. OGC Nice 9/12/20 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montpellier 0-0-1, OGC Nice 2-0-0
9/12/20 11 am
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Montpellier is welcoming OGC Nice to Stade de la Mosson in round 3 in the French Ligue 1.
Montpellier’s first game of the season against Lyon was canceled because Lyon was playing in the Champions League, while they didn’t have a good time in their second game of the season. In that match, Montpellier was playing against Rennais on the road, and they have had only 34% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, 0 big chances created, and low 72% of the correct passes. Montpellier has lost this match 2-1. Laborde is the only goalscorer for Montpellier so far this season with 1 goal, while Oyongo added 1 assist. Florent Mollet is suspended because he conceded a red card against Rennais, while Cozza and Mavididi are both injured. Montpellier was close to the Europa League last season, and if the season wasn’t canceled, they might have got there, but Montpellier ended the season in 8th place with 40 points, 35 scored goals, and 34 conceded goals. Montpellier is yet to win points this season, and they are now in 15th place with 0 points, 1 scored goal, and 2 conceded goals. Montpellier has lost a few good players, while not signing any players, but the most important players are still at Montpellier, and there is no reason they can’t repeat the success from the last season.
Nice has had a fantastic start of the season, and they are at the top of the standings with 6 points, 4 scored goals, and only 1 conceded goal. Nice was playing against Strasbourg in their last Ligue 1 game, and they were the better team in that match with 56% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, 2 big chances created, and 86% of the correct passes. With 1 goal in each half, Nice has won this match 0-2. Gouiri and Dolberg have each scored 2 goals for Nice so far, while Kamara and Lees-Melou added 1 assist each. Boudaoui, Bambu, and Atal are all injured, and they will not be playing in this match. There are a lot of good players in Nice, but their best players are Dolberg and Rony Lopes, while their defense is led by Dante, former Bayern Munich star. Nice’s head coach is the French legend Patrick Vieira who has been coaching New York City FC before Nice, where he was also doing a fantastic job. Since Vieira has been the head coach in Nice, he has 31 wins, 19 draws, and 25 losses. Nice has started the season well, and they certainly have the quality to be in the top 4, but we will see if Nice can stay consistent.
The trends are on Montpellier’s side in this matchup, and Montpellier hasn’t lost any of their last 4 home games when playing against Nice. Everything Is pointing towards Montpellier winning this match, but Nice is the better team at the moment, and they are in far better form. I will stick with Nice on the road.