Montpellier vs Nice Predictions- After poor starts to the Ligue 1 season both of these sides may well have turned the corner going into this weekend’s game. Montpellier in particular have found it tough going, winning just two of their eight matches so far, although they have drawn another three to leave themselves on nine points.
The main issue for the team is clearly scoring goals, with Montpellier finding the net on only five occasions. After selling star striker Steven Mounie to newly promoted Premier League side Huddersfield Town, there looks to be no obvious source of goals within the rest of the squad. Summer signing Giovanni Sio has notched just once, while Souleymane Camara has done slightly better in scoring twice. However, unless other players in the side can begin to chip in as the campaign progresses, then it will be difficult to see Montpellier managing to get into the top half.
Nice meanwhile had a shocking start to the season, losing to St Etienne and Troyes in their first two matches. As well as their poor start domestically, they were dumped out of the Champions League at the qualification stage by a strong Napoli team. Since then though, they look to have turned things around, starting their Europa League campaign in excellent fashion while also beating Ligue 1 holders Monaco 4-0, a result which was hugely unexpected.
Montpellier vs Nice Predictions
It remains to be seen whether Nice can replicate last season’s superb third placed finish, but as the campaign carries on it is likely that they will rise up the division to at least the top six.
We see the away side taking this game and advise that punters back Nice at Draw No Bet, while for our correct score prediction, we think that Nice will win 2-1.
For anyone looking to place an anytime goalscorer bet, we see Nice’s Italian international striker Mario Balotelli the most likely to net during the match.