In the coming days, France’s Ligue 1 will play the fixtures of the 28th matchday. Here, on Sunday at 15:00, exemplarily the clash Montpellier HSC vs. Clermont Foot will take place. Thus, the 13th in the French Ligue 1 table will receive the twelfth. The Paillade and the Lanciers took 33 and 34 points respectively.
What speaks for Montpellier HSC?
- Won four of its last five Ligue 1 appearances with clean sheets.
What speaks for Clermont Foot?
- Prevailed in their last away match at Toulouse.
Our betting prediction:
- Prediction: Both teams to score – No
- Odds: 1.81
Expert analysis Montpellier HSC
In nine of Montpellier HSC’s last ten France’s Ligue 1 fixtures, not both teams netted. Here, the exception occurred in a 1-3 domestic defeat to the leaders, Paris Saint-Germain. Previously, January ended for MHSC with a 0-3 at home to the 14th-placed Nantes and a 2-0 at the second-bottom AJ Auxerre. Four days after the match against PSG, the Occitanie side lost 0-2 at the 15th-placed Racing Strasbourg and experienced their fifth defeat in six matches.
Subsequently, the club’s management pulled the ripcord and replaced Romain Pitau with Michel Der Zakarian. With the Armenian on the sidelines, there was an immediate turnaround. Because: From then on, Montpellier HSC won four of their five French Ligue 1 fixtures with clean sheets. Here, a 1-1 against the third-placed team, RC Lens, on 25 February constituted the exception.
Previously, the Paillade tanked their confidence with a 3-0 home win against the fifth-bottom Stade Brest and a 1-0 at the second-bottom ES Troyes. Next, March started with a 5-0 win in front of their crowd against the bottom-placed Angers SCO and a 1-0 at the second-bottom AC Ajaccio on Sunday. Of course, Montpellier HSC only defeated relegation candidates. However, RC Lens scored a total of ten goals in their last five French Ligue 1 fixtures, and four of those on Sunday at Clermont Foot.
Expert analysis Clermont Foot
Meanwhile, the Lancers failed to net for the seventh time in nine league appearances. A 1-1 at home with Racing Strasbourg on 26 February ended a five-match streak, in which Pascal Gastien’s side didn’t score. Here, Clermont Foot initially experienced two goalless draws against Nantes and at the eight-ranked Lille OSC.
Then, the side from the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region lost 0-2 to the fourth-placed AS Monaco, the second-ranked Olympique Marseille, and the fifth-placed Stade Rennes. Afterwards, March began with a 1-0 away win against the eleventh-placed Toulouse. But the 0-4 home debacle against RC Lens marked a further setback.
Head-to-head comparison Montpellier HSC – Clermont Foot
The first Ligue 1 fixture of the 2022/2023 season between HSC Montpellier and Clermont Foot took place on 6 November. Here, the Paillade and the Lancers shared the points after a 1-1 draw. Previously, in the Ligue 1 2021/2022, HSC Montpellier experienced against Clermont Foot a 1-0 domestic win and a 1-2 away defeat.
Our betting prediction and the best odds
The home side in the Montpellier HSC vs. Clermont Foot match won four of their last five Ligue 1 fixtures with clean sheets. Here, MHSC prevailed exclusively against relegation candidates. But the third-placed RC Lens, who left the pitch on Sunday with a 4-0 in Clermont-Ferrand, managed only one goal. Plus, the Lancers failed to score in seven of their last nine appearances in the French Ligue 1.
Montpellier HSC vs. Clermont Foot – betting prediction: Both teams to score – No, odds 1.81
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