Round 18: Montpellier – Bastia Preview - Ligue 1 Betting Tips

Round 18: Montpellier – Bastia Preview

[pullquote]With both hosts and guests having defensive issues we should see some goals in this game. Especially with Montpellier eager to prove their recent results and Bastia desiring to get on the right track. Over 2.5 goals at 1.80 looks tasty.[/pullquote]Hosts seem to have found a good rhythm. They showed some good football in the past two rounds and everything worked out for them. The strongest part of the team is without doubt the offensive midfielders. Utaka, Belhanda and Cabella are in a great form and there’s no stopping them. However at the back they are still shaky. Right back Congre makes a lot of errors and 2 defensive midfielders are still injured, while fullback Jeunechamp is still injured. Forward Charbonnier will return from injury, and that is a positive thing, as with Herrera upfront Montpellier couldn’t hurt a fly. There’s enough pace and skill in this side for them to be able to put a few past Bastia.


Guests were totally overplayed by Marseille last round. They looked a bit tired. We are used with Bastia being very aggressive, especially on home ground. Maybe they were overwhelmed by Marseille, maybe because they played behind closed doors, who knows. What’s for sure is that they need to recover as fast as possible as the season is long and tough. Offensive midfielder Thauvin will be back from suspension. That should be a big boost, as lately he’s been their main man upfront, over passing wingers Maoulida and Khazri. After the two consecutive 0-0 draws it looked like their defense improved, but don’t take that too seriously, it was just an illusion created by exhausted opponents…

With both hosts and guests having defensive issues we should see some goals in this game. Especially with Montpellier eager to prove their recent results and Bastia desiring to get on the right track. Over 2.5 goals at 1.80 looks tasty.

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