Angers v Montpellier Preview – Angers aim for back to back home wins in Ligue 1

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It’s the second meeting of these two sides this Season and this time the venue is the Stade Raymond Kopa. La Paillade will be keen to take points back home with them.

It’s a trip to the Stade Raymond Kopa for fourteenth placed Angers on Saturday, as they take on thirteenth placed Montpellier.

With the Ligue 1 season well into its stride, Angers SCO have managed to gain 38 points

Angers will be full of confidence, going into this fixture on that back of two successive wins against FC Metz and Bordeaux. They will need this if they are to retain their run.

Also, Angers need to find a way to generate wins on a consistent basis, as they’ve recorded 13 losses in their last 20 fixtures. With a fourteenth position in the league and 9 wins, 17 losses and 11 draws, they currently have 38 points in the League having won nine games, drawn 11 matches, and lost 17 games.

When Angers host Montpellier, they will do so on the back of seven victories, two darts, and nine defeats on their own ground.

Angers SCO will have 41 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Gerald Baticle could be missing up to three of their players through injury or illness for the game on Saturday.

Montpellier have so far accrued 43 points in this season of the Ligue 1

Montpellier come to this fixture on the back of a 0-4 home loss against Paris Saint-Germain at the Stade de la Mosson.

Also, Montpellier need to get out of the losing habit, with 12 recorded in the last 18 matches. They currently stand thirteenth in the League, with 43 points for a total of 12 wins, 18 losses and 7 draws having won 12 games, drawn seven fixtures, and lost 18 matches.

Montpellier now travel, knowing that their current away form is woeful. So far this season they have won five matches, drawn two meetings, and lost 11 fixtures matches on the road.

A victory for Montpellier would put them on 46 points.

Montpellier’s squad will likely be depleted of six of their key players when they start on Saturday, due to injury or illness.

Angers SCO v Montpellier – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Montpellier with a greater number of wins. In the last 22 meetings, they have enjoyed 12 victories, to Angers’s four victories. Also, Montpellier have won ten out of 15 games when visiting Angers. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was December 2021, when Le SCO walked away as 4-1 winners.

Other standout players for Angers are Batista Mendy and Sofiane Boufal with three goals each and for Montpellier are Sepe Elye Wahi and Teji Savanier with six goals both.