Match Preview: Strasbourg 1-0 Montpellier Prediction and Betting Tips 29.09.2019

Strasbourg – Montpellier Predictions

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Strasbourg 1-0 Montpellier

Date: 29.09.2019 | Match at: 14:00 | League: FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 8 | Tip: Over 1.5 Goals | Odds: 1.50 | Bookie: 1xbet


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Strasbourg’s 2-1 win over Nantes, in their last Ligue 1 (L1) home outing, saw them put an end to a seven-game winless run at home in the league (D4, L3). A relieved outfit, ‘Le Racing’ will now be hoping to build on their great historical top-flight H2H home record against Montpellier (W13, D4, L4).
However, the hosts possess the L1 home table’s joint-second worst defensive record, after conceding 1.5 goals per home game to date. This is an unsurprising statistic, considering that Strasbourg have not recorded a single clean sheet across their last eight L1 fixtures at Stade de la Meinau.
Visitors Montpellier travel here after losing just one of their previous six top-flight matches (W3, D2, L1), but are still winless on the road this L1 campaign (D2, L1). Furthermore, the fact that they have kept just three clean sheets across their last 17 L1 away games will concern the traveling fans.
On a more positive note however, ’Le MHSC’ boast the joint-fourth best away defence this season, conceding just 1.0 goals on average per away game. Scoring first could be a game decider in any case, as Montpellier are unbeaten in the last 16 L1 away games in which they have scored the opening goal (W11, D5).
Players to watch: Strasbourg midfielder Dimitri Liénard has been directly involved in three of his team’s five L1 home goals to date (one goal, two assists).
Montpellier’s top league scorer, Andy Delort, has scored three of his last six league goals on precisely the 22nd minute.
Stat attack: Strasbourg are yet to score in the opening 15 minutes of either half in L1 this term.
Montpellier have conceded under 1.5 goals in each of their last seven L1 away fixtures.
Three of the previous four top-flight H2Hs held here have produced over 3.5 goals.