Montpellier v AS Mónaco: Ligue 1 Action on Match-day 10

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Ligue 1 action on Sunday as Montpellier and Monaco meet at the Stade de la Mosson – 1:00pm GMT.

It’s a trip to the Stade de la Mosson for tenth placed Montpellier on Sunday, as they take on fifth placed Monaco.

Montpellier go into this fixture with 12 points secured

Can Montpellier make it three out of three, having turned over Tolouse FC 4-2 and RC Strasburg 2-1 in their last two games?

Also, Montpellier need to find a way to generate wins on a consistent basis, as they’ve recorded three losses in their last four meetings. With 12 points, they currently sit tenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 4 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws having won four matches and lost five games.

Montpellier have won three matches and lost two meetings of their five League matches at home this season.

Victory for Montpellier would take their points tally to 15 so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Montpellier, in terms of goals scored (21). Their stand out attacking players have been Sepe Elye Wahi (5), Arnaud Nordin (3), and Teji Savanier (3). Montpellier’s defensive record in the Ligue 1 has so far been very weak, with 19 goals conceded in their last fixtures. This is an issue that Oliver Dall’Oglio urgently needs to address within the dressing room.

Montpellier’s squad has depth, but even so, Oliver Dall’Oglio is likely to be missing seven of they key players when they start Sunday’s game.

AS Mónaco have 17 points to their name, going into this tie

Monaco come to this match on the back of a 4-1 home win against Nantes at Stade Louis Ii.

Also, another match and another win for Monaco, winning is becoming habitual for them and this is the mark of a team. With a fifth position in the league and 5 wins, 2 losses and 2 draws, they currently have 17 points in the League having won five games, drawn two meetings, and lost two games.

Playing away from home, Monaco have won three fixtures and drawn one game.

AS Mónaco will see 20 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring stats of 17 goals (16 from open play and one penalty). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Wissam Ben Yedder (4), Breel Embolo (3), and Guillermo Maripan (2). Monaco have conceded 13 goals.

Monaco’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Philippe Clement, ahead of this Sunday’s fixture against their opponents.

Montpellier v AS Mónaco – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Monaco with a greater number of wins. In the last 44 meetings, they have enjoyed 27 victories, to Montpellier’s four wins. In addition, Monaco have left Montpellier with a win on fourteen out of 20 games. The last time both teams met in this competition was January 2022 and the score line ended up with a 3-2 win for Montpellier.

Other standout players for Montpellier are Arnaud Nordin and Teji Savanier with three goals and three goals respectively and for Monaco are Wissam Ben Yedder and Breel Embolo with four goals both.