Montpellier – Bordeaux SOCCER PICKS
Montpellier and Bordeaux meet at Stade de la Mosson, in a match for the 10 th round of League 1. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 5 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 15-04-2018, for League 1, which ended with the victory of Bordeaux by (1-3). The goals of the match were scored by E. Skhiri (88 ‘), for Montpellier, and by M. Braithwaite (9’), F. Kamano (49 ‘) and S. Meïté (78’), for Bordeaux. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Montpellier presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 4 th position of the league, with 16 points won, after 4 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Nîmes, by (3-0). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Guingamp, by (1-1). This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses in away matches; against 4 victories, 7 draws and 4 defeats in their stadium. For the championship, Montpellier won 8 points out of 15 possible, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 5 matches they played in their stadium.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 8 matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 9 matches for this competition. The team usually has no problem opening the scoring: it scored the first goal in 7 of the last 9 games for the League 1, of these 7 reached the break in advantage in 4 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 4 .
Montpellier enters this day after a foreign draw, a ball, in the visit to the Guingamp field. The home club usually acts in a tactical system in 5-3-2, privileging a more offensive style of play, attacking through the side runners. In this tactical drawing, the two most advanced players are, usually, Delort and Laborde. For this game the home coach should not be able to count on Dolly, because he is injured.
After 4 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, the away team is currently in the 7 th position, with 14 points won. In the last match, they have won at home against Nantes by (3-0), after in the previous match they have tied tied in an away match against Reims, by (0-0). This is a team that shows similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, as in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last 4 away league matches Bordeaux has a record of 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses, so they have won 4 points out of 12 possible. In the last 9 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 3 of their 8 goals between minutes (46’-60 ‘).
Bordeaux enter this game motivated, after a home win, 3-0, at the reception to Nantes: Karamoh and Kamano scored the goals of the victory. The outsider team usually acts in a 4-3-3, favoring a faster game style, being that the three most advanced pieces are Kamano, Cornelius and Karamoh. The French midfielder Sankharé is responsible for defining and leading the offensive endorsements of his team. Coach Eric Bedouet should not be able to count on Poundjé and Mendy, the first for suspension and the second for injury.