Ligue 1 Match Preview: Montpellier vs. Bastia

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Updated: May 6, 2014
Montpellier

Match Date: 10 May 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stade de la Mosson

 

Montpellier and Bastia will try to exploit its remaining matches in an attempt to collect more points and ensure a better rank this season. Bastia was able to force an even steven finish against the strong Lille, whilst Montpellier is eager to seek redemption after its humiliating loss to Saint Etienne.

 

Only three (3) points separate Bastia and Montpellier. Bastia has the lead, but ironically, they carry much of the burden and pressure in the upcoming match. They cannot afford to let Montpellier steal the show for this meant a downward spiral in the table. On a closer look, Montpellier has a better goal difference than the visitors. Their team form is also more superior.

 

A comparison of the two reveals that Bastia has been frequently trampled in their recent away matches. A testament to this was the 4 games that they lost outside their territory. Along with these losses is the fact that they have conceded an average of 2 goals in the last 4 away matches that they have lost.

 

Clearly, despite Bastia’s lead, Montpellier has the upper hand and the match’s online betting favorite. They may be struggling in the mid table, yet at the very least, they have a more balanced team form to talk about.

 

In their last 6 matches, Montpellier has won, lost and drew twice. Moreover, it cannot be denied that Montpellier has dominated its last 6 matches against Bastia. They have won thrice, whilst the visitors can only come up with 2 victories.

 

Prediction: Montpellier

 

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