Match Preview: Montpellier 3-1 Nice Prediction and Betting Tips 12.09.2020

Tips & Predictions For Today, September 12, 2020.

League: FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 3
Match: 16:00 Montpellier – Nice
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.41
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 3:1 WON!!!

Match Preview

  • Montpellier enter this encounter after a 2-1 defeat at Rennes in their opening Ligue 1 (L1) fixture, making it four losses from their previous five top-flight outings (W1, L4). That result ended a run of five-straight top-flight fixtures that have seen only one side score, whilst each of their last eight won/lost have seen the victorious side on the day score first.
  • On a more positive note, the last time they lost their opening L1 game on the road (back in 2008/09), they won the following game at home. Montpellier will do particularly well to keep it tight late on, as 70% of the ten league goals conceded at home last campaign came after the hour mark.
  • Nice’s 2-0 away win in their last L1 outing made it just one loss across their previous 14 top-flight fixtures (W7, D6, L1), while scoring two goals precisely in five of their last six. That result continued a recent trend too, as each of their previous six top-flight away games have witnessed under 2.5 goals, with the last five featuring exactly two goals.
  • As such, they have good reason to believe that they can win their opening three fixtures in a top-flight campaign – for the first time since the 1976/77 season! However, ‘Les Aiglons’ have to psychologically cope with a run of three straight away losses against Montpellier in the top-flight.
  • Players to watch: Though Gaëtan Laborde has been Montpellier’s first goalscorer in four of his last six goalscoring league games, with five of his last seven L1 goals coming after the break.
  • Meanwhile, Kasper Dolberg scored a brace last time out. That has also been the case in three of the last four L1 matches to see him score.
  • Hot streak: All but one of Montpellier’s last eight opening L1 home games have featured a 1-0 scoreline at HT either way.
Head-to-head matches: MONTPELLIER – NICE
14.09.19 L1 Montpellier Nice 2 : 1
07.04.19 L1 Nice Montpellier 1 : 0
22.09.18 L1 Montpellier Nice 1 : 0
22.04.18 L1 Nice Montpellier 1 : 0
15.10.17 L1 Montpellier Nice 2 : 0