Montpellier will face Monaco at de la Mosson Stadium of French Ligue 1 24th Round. Montpellier against Monaco is always the match with big interest after their previous matches in French Ligue 1. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Montpellier started this season very well, however, now the team is facing troubles. At the Ligue 1, they are at the 5th position, only 1 point away from St. Etienne. The home team needs to fight for the place in Europe. They should take 4th place to be promoted to the Europa League group stage, or even fight for a 3rd place and CL. In the last 8 matches in all competitions Montpellier have won only once, 4 times played draw and 3 times lost the matches.
They are not unbeaten at home, so their opponents have chances to fight every time. All main players of the team are fit and ready to face Monaco.
This season Montpellier is strong at attacking down the wings, aerial duels and stealing the ball from the opposition. Very likely that they will play width, attack down the right and take long shots. However, La Paillade facing problems at avoiding fouling in dangerous areas and defending set pieces.
Monaco this season is a very unpredictable and unstable team. They are playing strange football sometimes without a reason. However, they finally won the game last round and gained 3 points. Almost all Europe clubs helped Monaco to get out of the pit. It is no longer possible to count how many players came to the club on loan, just as players left from Chelsea on loan. Most interesting that this season 42 players have shown on the pitch for Monaco only in Ligue 1.
Great players came to the club from top Europe club to Monaco, while most of the best players of Monaco have injuries. This situation is very similar to FIFA game or Football Manager where you can invite almost all players to your club. Fabregas, Martins, Silva and many more players now trying to make Monaco great again.
This season Monaco is strong at shooting from direct free kicks and creating chances through individual skill. Very likely that Les Monégasques will attack down the right and aggressively as they have 4 red cards already.
Last year teams met 3 times, once played a draw, and equal times each team wins. Montpellier won at the first circle between these teams this season with 2:1 result away. However, now Monaco is more aggressive and strong not only physically, but technically too.