Montpellier vs Guingamp Prediction & Tips
Montpellier and Guingamp face each other at the Stade de la Mosson in a 26-round encounter for Ligue 1. The two teams drew 0-0 on 29-11-2017 when they last played in this league edition. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 2 wins and 2 draws in the last 4 games. However, the last time they met at this stadium was on 04-03-2017, in a match for Ligue 1 that ended in a draw for (1-1). The goals of the match were scored by S. Mounié (50 ‘) for Montpellier and by J. Briand (85′) for Guingamp. Although this is a game between 5th and 9th overall, it is actually a game between the 7th place in home games and the º as a visitor.
Analysis of Montpellier
The home team is currently in 5th place with 37 points earned after 9 wins, 10 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, won at home to Angers by (2-1). In the last match, he won out to Metz by (0-1). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, almost the same points at home and away, having achieved 20 points in their stadium, with 14 goals scored and 10 goals against 17 points out, where he scored 9 goals and has suffered 10. In the last 10 home games for the league, Montpellier have recorded 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses, having won 16 points out of 30. In their domestic league games the most frequent marker in the break was 0-0 (7 in 13 matches). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In his home matches for this competition there is a tendency towards few goals, since in 9 of the last 13 that disputed there were less than 3 goals. In 25 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 9 times and only got 2 turns on the scoreboard. In the last 13 home games in this competition there are 2 highlights: 4 of his 10 goals between the minutes (16’-30 ‘) and 4 of his 10 between (76′-90’).
Montpellier have been campaigning ahead of the French champions, have won 3 of their last 4 games and are looking for another positive result to try to enter the fray for a place in next season’s European competition. The key to the good campaign has been defensive solidity, having conceded only 20 goals and is the second less leaked defense of the competition, while the attack, on the other hand, has scored only 23 goals and is the fourth worst of the national, great imbalance between the offensive and defensive sectors, something that needs to be corrected for the rest of the competition. Playing at home like the start of this Saturday, Montpellier has lost only 1 of his last 7 games, comes from 2 consecutive victories, but it is worth mentioning that it is the team that more tied in the condition of principal with 5 equalities in 13 games. For the match against Guingamp, coach Der Zakarian must repeat the last round of the round where he beat Metz away from home.
Analysis of Guingamp
After 9 wins, 6 draws and 10 losses, the visiting team is in 9th place, having won 33 points. In the last match, they drew with Caen at home (0-0), after their previous match had won out in a game against Rennes (0-1). This is a team affected by the home factor, having scored points as a visitor and 20 in their stadium, with 14 goals scored and 12 goals conceded at home, against 11 goals scored and 20 suffered as a visitor. In the championship, Guingamp won 10 points in 30 chances, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses in the last 10 games he played as a visitor. In the matches played out in the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 1-0, which occurred in 5 of his 13 matches. In 25 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 13 times and only got 2 turns on the scoreboard.
Guingamp has been medically performing in Ligue 1, in the intermediate zone of the qualifying table and shows a lot of irregularity, alternating good and poor results, needing to be more solid in the competition. His attack is waning, with only 25 goals and is the eighth worst of the competition, while the defense suffered 32 goals and is the ninth less leaked, evidencing that a better performance is needed in both sectors, but it is worth noting that has not conceded goals in his last 2 matches. Acting outside the home, such as this Saturday’s match, Guingamp has found it difficult to swing the net, averaging less than 1 goal per game in this type of situation, with 5 of his last 7 out games having ended, 2 goals on the scoreboard and in 4 of them 1 team did not score goals. For the match against Montpellier, coach Kombouare has no problems in the team that has been active in the last rounds.
Montpellier – Guingamp FREE TIPS
Montpellier – Win @ 1.75
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90