Monaco will be looking to put a difficult period in Ligue 1 behind them when they return to domestic action this weekend. Montpellier will be the visitors, as they chase a first win in four league matches.
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A huge fixture awaits Monaco this weekend, as the Ligue 1 side look to bounce back to winning ways in order to enhance their chances of a Champions League finish this term. At present, they sit third in the standings, but they could drop down to fourth in the standings if they aren’t able to land maximum points on Sunday.
Monaco come into this fixture after suffering a third defeat of the season in their previous match. That loss was also their second in four matches, and means that they have now won just once across the same period. It was a poor defensive display by Monaco last weekend, as they conceded three times in the final 20 minutes to fall to a 5-2 away defeat against PSG. That is an area where they will need to improve before this weekend’s showdown with Montpellier.
The visitors will be the outsiders in the betting for the fixture on Sunday, as they bid to end a four-game winless run in Ligue 1. They come into this match after winning just three of their opening 13 matches this term, and a return to form is desperately required given that they sit just two points above the relegation places in the standings.
Montpellier played out a second draw in three matches last weekend, but a win on Sunday could see them end the round in the top half. Their most recent tie was against Clermont Foot, with Teji Tedy Savanier scoring a dramatic penalty in the 87th minute to salvage a point for Montpellier.
AS Monaco vs Montpellier Head to Head
Montpellier picked up a fine 4-0 win in this exact fixture last season, which was their second win in three league matches against Monaco. However, Monaco has won three of the last five Ligue 1 clashes between these sides.
AS Monaco vs Montpellier Prediction
Montpellier would have taken confidence from their late draw last weekend, and that could give them the confidence to end their winless run in the league this weekend. Therefore, a chance is taken on the visitors recording a shock victory on the road.
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