Nantes will face Montpellier at Stade de la Beaujoire Stadium on 18th Round of French Ligue 1. It will be a very interesting match between one of the leaders of Ligue 1 Montpellier and new coach Halilhodžić testing by Nantes. Review our thoughts on this match here below.


Nantes had a great season last year under Claudio Ranieri but finally have been fired him. This season Nantes playing hard football, not everything is going well and they are standing below of the tables middle. Few days ago Nantes played with Marseille and amazingly won in many goals match 3:2. Nantes have a great striker Emiliano Sala (Cardiff interested in transfer) with 12 goals this season. In addition, they have great young talented Brasilian Gabriel Boschilia which came from Monaco. Under new coach and former Nantes and Bosnian football player, Vahid Halilhodžić club can reach confidence and gain more points in the league. Last matches the Canaries played very beautiful football. Home team creating lots of long-shot opportunities and likely to come back if they will concede first.


Montpellier having a great season standing on the 4th position and can rise to second if they win 2 more matches. La Paillade has great form playing away matches with only one loss against Angers two round ago. Favorites will show attacking football as they are likely to play scoring goals this season. Team more often attack down the wings and creating lots of scoring chances. Players like Gaetan Laborde and Andy Delort are great at scoring goals and making dangerous passes they are most scoring club players this season.


From the beginning of 2016 season, these teams met 7 times and know each other very well. Nantes have won 5 out of 7 matches against Montpellier which won 2 times. At home, Nantes won only 2 matches out of 4 games. 5 matches were not resultative with one or two scored goals.