Montpellier – Reims Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips – 25.10.2020

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Montpellier – Reims Tips and Odds. October 25, 15:00 FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 8.

Montpellier – Reims Preview

  • With an average of 3.60 match goals seen per game across the last five Ligue 1 (L1) H2Hs at Stade de la Mosson, this clash between Montpellier and Reims has high-scoring potential. Furthermore, with at least one goal in or after the 70th minute in six of Montpellier’s seven league games this campaign, this game could witness some late drama.
  • The hosts will be keen for a good start, considering they’ve had a one-goal margin lead at HT in each of their three home wins this campaign (L1), while scoring first in the opening 20 minutes on two occasions. Curiously, three of their last five L1 home losses have seen the opening goal scored in the sixth minute precisely, including their last L1 H2H here.
  • Reims are still seeking their first win (D2, L5), and are therefore enduring their worst start to a Ligue (L1) campaign in the club’s history. Encouragingly though, in 12 previous H2H meetings at Montpellier in their L1 history, Reims have been slightly dominant, returning a record of: W6, D1, L5 – GF 21, GA 21.
  • Fans should expect early action here, as the opener has been netted before the 20th minute in all but one of the visitors’ four league road trips this campaign. That has also been the case in each of the last three L1 H2Hs held here. Two-thirds of the goals scored/conceded during that period arrived before HT.
  • Players to watch: Gaëtan Laborde has been Montpellier’s first goalscorer in four of his last six goalscoring league games. Reims youngster El Bilal Touré has been his team’s first goalscorer in three of the last four L1 games to see him score.
  • Hot streak: Montpellier are winless in their five competitive matches refereed by Willy Delajod (D1, L4), including two defeats vs Reims last term.
Head-to-head matches: MONTPELLIER – REIMS
17.12.19 COU Reims Montpellier 1 : 0
19.10.19 L1 Reims Montpellier 1 : 0
24.02.19 L1 Montpellier Reims 2 : 4
01.09.18 L1 Reims Montpellier 0 : 1
30.04.16 L1 Reims Montpellier 2 : 3