AS Monaco will be looking to get back on track in Ligue 1 this weekend when they host Montpellier. The hosts were beaten in their previous game, meaning that they are now five points off the pace in the race to finish in a Champions League spot.
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It looks set to be a huge final month of the season for Monaco, as they bid to secure their spot in the Champions League. However, they will likely need to claim victories in all remaining fixture to secure that spot, as they currently sit five points off the pace. Monaco’s chances of achieving that finish were negatively impacted last weekend, as they were beaten by third-placed Lens.
It was a hugely disappointing performance by Monaco in that fixture, as they conceded twice in the opening 45 minutes, before conceding a third just as they threatened to drag themselves back into the contest. Monaco had less of the ball throughout that fixture, and they managed just four shots on target. An instant response will be needed this weekend if they are to mount a late challenge for a top three spot.
Montpellier will be on the road this weekend, as they look to edge closer toward a top half finish in the French top flight. They come into the game in slightly inconsistent form, as they have won just twice over their previous five. However, they still look safe from the threat of relegation, as they hold an eight-point advantage over the bottom four.
Montpellier managed to bounce back to form in their previous match, as they picked up a much-needed 1-0 win against Rennes. Despite playing the second half with ten men, Montpellier stole the points with the winning goal in the final six minutes.
AS Monaco vs Montpellier Head to Head
Monaco has claimed victories in three of their previous four matches against Montpellier, which includes a 2-0 win in the reverse fixture this season. Montpellier is also without an away win against Monaco since December 2018, which remains their only road success in this fixture since 2010.
AS Monaco vs Montpellier Prediction
Montpellier’s poor record on the road in this fixture doesn’t offer much hope of an away win this weekend. Therefore, we will be siding with Monaco to bounce back from their disappointing result last weekend with a victory in front of their home fans.
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