Ligue 1 – Match-day 8 Sees Montpellier take on RC Strasburg

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Saturday at the Stade de la Mosson, as Montpellier host RCSA in the Ligue 1.

This clash sees tenth placed Montpellier, welcome seventeenth placed RCSA to the Stade de la Mosson.

Montpellier go into this match with nine points secured

Montpellier will take a huge positive from their recent 2-1 win against Angers SCO at Stade Raymond Kopa.

Also, Montpellier will be hopeful of shaking off the poor form that has seen them lose two matches this Ligue 1 season. Their position is tenth in the League and they have nine points, that is, 3W, 4L and 0D having won three fixtures and lost four meetings.

Playing at home, Montpellier have won two fixtures and lost two matches.

Montpellier will have secured 12 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring stats of 17 goals. This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Sepe Elye Wahi (4), Arnaud Nordin (2), and Valere Germain (2). Oliver Dall’Oglio will know the risks of constantly leaking goals throughout the season, with 14 goals conceded so far. He needs to find a way to shore-up the defence, in order that opponents are unable to take advantage of this.

Montpellier are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Oliver Dall’Oglio is concerned that Saturday’s fixture could see him without six of his key players.

RC Strasburg’s Ligue 1 season, has so far seen them gain five points, going into this game

A 3rd successive, disappointing result for RCSA will not be acceptable for Julien Stephan’s men. They will see this fixture as an opportunity to turn their form around after drawing 0-0 at Clermont Foot and 1-1 at Brest.

Also, RCSA are quickly becoming the Ligue 1’s draw specialists, having recorded five in their last six games. With five points (0W, 2L and 5D), they are established in seventeenth position in the League having drawn five fixtures and lost two meetings.

RCSA have drawn two fixtures and lost one game of their three League matches away from home this season.

Winning this fixture will see RC Strasburg on 8 points.

Julien Stephan could be missing up to ten of their players through injury or illness for the game on Saturday.

Montpellier v RC Strasburg – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen RCSA with a greater number of wins. In the last 35 meetings, they have enjoyed 14 wins, to Montpellier’s 10 victories. Also, the last 19 matches against RCSA have resulted in ten wins for Montpellier. Their most recent encounter in this competition was January 2022 and the score line ended up with a 3-1 win for La Paillade.

Players to watch

For Montpellier, Sepe Elye Wahi has nettedfour goals in seven League fixtures this campaign, while Habib Diallo scoredtwo goals in seven League games so far for RCSA.

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