We are going with another pick for this day 6 of Ligue 1, a very interesting meeting between Monaco and Montpellier. We need to see 3 goals in the match.
Encounter at the top of the table. Monaco is 6th with 10 points while Montpellier is 5th with the same points. Both come after a defeat by the minimum so they will come wanting to compensate against a possible direct rival.
Niko Kovak’s Monaco has started the season well, with more results than playing but scoring at least points, which can be an interesting starting point in terms of motivation. Very young squad the one that the Croatian has in his hand with some more veterans such as Cesc Fabregas, Ben Yedder or Jovetic. This adds difficulty to him because he has to mold these young people but with a lot of quality.
He has a balance of 9 goals in favor and 8 against. It does not leave a great scoring average with 2’83 goals per game, but it does improve in terms of the number of games with 3 or more goals. 4 out of 6 games (67%). As a local, he does show us a different version averaging 4 goals per game, having scored and received in all of them. 2-2 vs Reims, 2-1 vs Nantes and 3-2 vs Strasbourg, three greens at Louis II.
As a rival he will have a team that I like a lot, Montpellier. It left behind the great defensive strength and shows itself as a very direct team. One of the best understood offensive couples in all of Europe, Andy Delort and Gaetan Laborde, stand out in this set. Two strikers who blend in in an impressive way to generate spaces and chances in favor of the teams. They are joined by Sabanier from behind, forming an excellent team attack. Between the 4 they accumulate 8 goals and 7 assists.
Balance of 12 goals in favor and 8 against, quite balanced. Good average of 3.33 goals per game, surpassing the line that they mark us in 5 of 6 games to date (83%). As a visitor he also improves, raising the line to 3.5 although in only 2 games played. 2-2 against Dijon and 2-1 against Rennes.
Therefore, I think that they are 2 teams that stand out more for their offensive plot than the defensive, so I hope they are faithful to their vertical playing style and generating chances and that at least 3 of them end up on the net and give us the right answer. .