Angers vs Montpellier – Ligue 1.
Stade Jean Bouin, Angers – 20 February, 19:00.
Match Preview and Betting Tips.
As probably majority of football experts in France and whole Europe predicted, form of Angers in Ligue 1 started suffering swift decline few teams ago. Team which was holding 3rd position for very long time is now struggling with performances and results heavily. Montpellier will be their opponents this week, team from the bottom part of Ligue 1 table, but still pretty far from the relegation zone. Despite the fact that Angers are 8th and Montpellier 16th, visitors are favorites to claim victory in this match with 8/5 odds. This is really not coming as a big surprise to me because situation about Angers’ sidelined players is terrible. They have five players injured for this match, while four of them will be serving yelllow / red cards suspension.
Angers had no issues to deal with Montpellier’s defense in August 2015, when they took well deserved 2 – 0 away victory. Goals were scored by Abdoul Camara and G.Sunu in that game, but it is sad to hear that they won’t be able to participate on Saturday. Angers have collected only 3 out of possible 21 points in last seven Ligue 1 matches, which makes them the team with worst recent form in France. Luckily for all their fans, upcoming schedule is not including any teams from the upper part of the table.
Situation with Montpellier and their recent results is totally unpredictable. We are talking about team which demolishes Ajaccio as visitors 4 – 0 one week, then suffers 2 – 1 loss as hosts to Caen. They are currently 8 points ahead of teams from relegation zone and their club board would probably be happy to end this season on current 16th position. One of their most important players, midfielder J.Martin recovered from knee injury and he is able to be in main roster on Saturday.
Angers vs Montpellier Betting Tips:
Montpellier to win 13/8 – Get best odds here.
Both teams not to score 4/6 – Get best odds here.
Ninga to score anytime 2/1 – Get best odds here.