Montpellier vs. Guingamp Preview (Week 14): Montpellier Wants To End Winning Drought

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Updated: November 18, 2013
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A few notches away from the relegation zone, Montpellier will try to salvage themselves from further slipping when they meet Guingamp. To note, winning is their only option as another draw will barely help them in their league progress.

 

Match Date: 23 November 2013 (local time)

Venue: Stade de la Mosson

 

Team Form

Montpellier

Montpellier is on the verge of entering the relegation zone after failing to generate another victory during its last 6 matches.

 

Two (2) consecutive draws are hurting Montpellier. The limited number of points they get from such result is barely enough to plummet their rank in the Ligue 1 table. A closer look into their current team form, shows that they have only won once in 6 of their last matches, while four (4) of them can be categorized into a draw/loss streaks, which spell bad news for the club if such performance continues.

 

Amidst their seemingly unfortunate circumstance, Montpellier remains a heavy favorite in the match against Guingamp. Their advantage lies on their strong performance at home where they won 20 of their last 22 matches. Moreover, their last 6 encounters with Guingamp saw them clinch 2 victories.  This is in stark contrast with their upcoming opponent, which has only won once.

 

Guingamp

While Montpellier was frustrated with the draw, Guingamp was pretty much satisfied with the result of its recent match.

 

A scoreless draw against Lille worked well to Guingamp’s advantage. They were able to prevent themselves from falling into the mid table and face the possibility of making it to the top 5. The season is still long and if consistency is achieve, they can readily enter the top 3.

 

Guingamp, however, is pitted against Montpellier, which overcame them twice in their last 6 encounters. Nevertheless, the match exhibits the potential of ending in yet another draw since majority of their previous battles ended in such outcome. Forcing a draw against Montpellier may not be easy most especially if they are playing in a different territory. But in as far as history is concerned, Guingamp have already proven that this is indeed, possible.

 

Football betting tip: Montpellier 1-0 Guingamp

Montpellier will most likely capitalize on their home court advantage. Securing a victory in favor of Montpellier is possible. Yet, there is also the likelihood of ending in a deadlock.

 

 

 

 

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