In advance, ASM Belfort seems to have no chance against Montpellier, but the amateurs have already managed to eliminate two teams from professional football in the Coupe de France. Will Montpellier be the next victim of the fourth division team on Tuesday evening?
In the 2014/2015 season, ASM Belfort finished at the top of Group B of the Championnat National 2 and thus forced promotion to the Championnat National. Due to a strong first half of the season, the team was even at the top of the rankings halfway through the season and promotion to the Ligue 2 seemed feasible, but the team has shown little since then. Relegation was hardly escaped that same season, but a season later relegation was a fact and now ASM Belfort plays again in the Championnat National 2, where it is currently in the middle bracket. In the battle for the Coupe de France, the amateurs were able to surprise this season by eliminating third-class GFC Ajaccio and second-class AS Nancy-Lorraine and thus reaching the eighth finals against all odds.
At the beginning of December, Montpellier lost three more games in a row, but since then Michel Der Zakarian’s team has had a good time. The last five games in all competitions were all won by the team of Der Zakarian and therefore la Paillade is still in the race for European football and cup success. Last weekend the low-flyer Dijon won 2-1 in-house, so Montpellier rose to fourth place in the league, but because Der Zakarian’s team is playing against Paris Saint-Germain this weekend, that fourth place seems to be only temporary in advance. to be.
La Paillade has made a particularly impressive impression in recent weeks with no fewer than fourteen goals in the last five games. Strikers Andy Delort and Gaëtan Laborde both scored four times in the last five games and Florent Mollet is on three hits in the last five games. With the arrival of Téji Savanier last summer, the team has invested in a midfielder that allows other players to score and where other players can also pull themselves up and so far that investment pays off.