12 gen WWW.BETISLIFE.COM – BET OF THE DAY – FRANCE – LIGUE 1 – MONTPELLIER – MONACO
TIP : Bts Yes Odds 1,80
Two sides in excellent form meet this weekend in Ligue 1 when Montpellier host champions Monaco. The home side are up to 7th in the division following a stunning run of results before the winter break, in which they lost just once in 11 matches. Montpellier’s success has been built on their defensive solidity, with just 13 goals conceded in their 19 games, the best record in the division. However, they have found the net on only 17 occasions themselves, something which unless improved upon could well hamper the side’s chances of finishing in the top half of the table.
Despite selling star striker Steve Mounie in the summer to Premier League side Huddersfield, Montpellier’s other forwards have managed to impress with Giovanni Sio and Isaac Mbenza managing four goals a piece so far. Although those figures are not the best, it has to be taken into account that they are playing for a side who place much emphasis on not conceding goals first and foremost.
Monaco meanwhile look to be back to their best, having won their last six matches in a row, including Tuesday’s 2-1 French League Cup victory over Nice. They remain nine points behind runaway leaders PSG at this stage, and realistically they are the only side who look to be capable of catching them. At the very least despite a dismal European campaign this season, Monaco should once again get into the lucrative Champions League by finishing in the top three, but with Lyon and Marseille close by it will be no sure thing.
Taking into account Montpellier’s poor scoring record, we think that a Both Teams To Score bet represents good value for those looking to place a bet on this one.