UPDATE: Postponed due to safety reasons.
Saturday afternoon, Montpellier receives Olympique de Marseille for a meeting of the 29th day of Ligue 1. Montpellier intends to obtain a place in the European Cup while OM hopes to keep its 2nd place.
Montpellier vs Marseille Free Betting Tips
Like last season, Montpellier has had a completely coherent season which allows it to currently occupy 8th position in the ranking and to be able to hope to obtain a place in the Europa League next season. On the other hand, Michel Der Zakarian’s men have lost 3 times in 4 meetings in recent weeks. Beaten by Monaco (1-0) then Angers (1-0), the Héraultais found the smile by winning against Strasbourg (3-0). But last Sunday, they totally fell for Rennes (5-0).
For its part, OM clings as best they can to its 2nd place which promises it a place in the Champions League next season. At 10 days to go, the Olympians are still 6 points ahead of the 3rd, Rennes. On the other hand, the men of André Villas-Boas have experienced some failures in recent weeks. After obtaining a precious success against Lille (1-2), they were beaten by Nantes (1-3) before finding a smile against Nîmes (1-3). Finally, last weekend, they were held in check by a valiant team of Amiens (2-2).
The staff for Montpellier vs Marseille
Michel Der Zakarian will have to dial his 11 taking into account the absences of defenders Souquet and Cozza as well as that of replacement Dolly, all injured.
Replacing last week, Florian Thauvin could regain a starting position. Serb Radonjic is still injured. Last week, Dimitri Payet scored his 9th goal of the season.
Probable compositions for Montpellier vs Marseille:
Montpellier: Rulli – Mendes, Hilton, Congré – Vargas, Le Tallec, Savanier, Ristic – Mollet – Laborde, Delort.
Marseille: Mandanda – Sarr (or Sakai), Alvaro, Caleta-Car, Amavi – Sanson, Kamara, Rongier – Thauvin, Benedetto, Payet. Small Marseille advantage on paper
Key points for the match Montpellier vs Marseille
The two teams left back to back in the first leg (1-1).
Montpellier have won 12 of their last 15 home games and lost only one to PSG.
The meeting will take place behind closed doors due to the Coronavirus epidemic.
Free Betting Tips Montpellier vs Marseille
Always formidable at Mosson, Montpellier could succeed in avoiding defeat against Marseillais may be a little less sovereign in recent weeks. Montpellier win or draw
Betting Tips: Victory Montpellier or draw