Monaco and Montpellier face at Stade Louis II., In a match for the 25 th round of the Ligue 1. Montpellier won at home by (3‑1) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 05‑10‑2019 . The head ‑ to ‑ head record at this stadium, favors the home team, who have won 3, tied 2 and lost 1 in the last 6 matches. However, in the last match at this stadium, for Ligue 1, on 01‑12‑2018, Montpellier won by (1‑2). The goals of the match were scored by Y. Tielemans (42 ') for Monaco and by G. Laborde (81') and P. Škuletić (86 ') for Montpellier. The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a game between 7th and 5th in the general classification, in fact this is a match between the 8th classified in home games and the 16th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 7th place, with 35 points won, after 10 wins, 5 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, they won at home against Angers by (1‑0). In the last match, they won an away match against Amiens by (1‑2). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 22 points, against just 13 in their away matches. In the last 10 home matches for the championship, Monaco has recorded 7 wins and 3 losses, having won 21 points out of 30 possible. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 10 of the last 12 matches for the competition have ended with Over 2.5 goals. In 24 matches in this competition, he suffered the first goal 9 times and only managed 2 turns on the scoreboard.
Monaco enters this game with a victory, by 1-2, in the visit to Amiens, adding the second consecutive victory in the French championship: the goals of the team were scored by Islam Slimani and Ben Yedder. In this match against Montpellier, coach Robert Moreno should keep the team in 4-4-2, with Jovetic and Ben Yedder being the most advanced pieces of the home team: the second player is Monaco's top scorer with 6 goals. For this match the coach will not be able to count on Bakayoko, suspended, as well as Pellegri and Seydou Sy, these injured.
After 10 wins, 7 draws and 7 losses, the visiting team is in 5th
position, having won 37 points. In the last match, they have won at home
against Saint Étienne by (1‑0), after in the previous match they have
tied (1‑1) at home, against Metz. This is a stronger team in their
stadium, where they won 29 points, against just 8 in their away matches.
Their last away match for this competition ended in a loss by (5‑0)
against Paris Saint Germain. In the last 10 away matches, Montpellier
has recorded 1 victory, 4 draws and 5 losses, having won 7 points out of
30 possible. In their league matches as a visitor, the most frequent
result at half-time was 1‑0 (5 out of 11 games). The team allowed goals
to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games, for which reason it has not
presented great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored
regularly, since they managed to score in 9 of the last 10 games in this
competition. In 24 games in this competition, he only managed 2 turns
on the scoreboard in the 10 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Montpellier enters this game with a 1-0 victory against Saint-Étienne, thus adding the second consecutive game without losing in the French championship: the only goal of the match was scored by Delort. When playing away from home, coach Michel Der Zakarian should keep a team farther back, waiting for the opponent in his defensive midfield. The Laborde striker is one of the highlights of this Montpellier team, which is very strong in finishing: this is the best scorer with 5 goals. For this match the coach will not be able to count on Gerónimo Rulli and Andy Delort, both suspended, as well as Cozza, Pedro Mendes and Kaiboue, these with physical problems.