Montpellier vs Marseille Prediction – Ligue 1 – 08/08

Montpellier vs Marseille prediction on August 08, 2021. Both clubs have had an unsuccessful season when Marseille only has a ticket to the Europa League and Montpellier is not even in the top 6. Of course, both these two teams will want to start the new season with 1 impressive victory.

Montpellier Overview

Montpellier is not overrated in the French league when they are always in the top competition for tickets to the Europa League arena. And in the 2020/21 season, they also played quite well until the first half of the season, but the more they played, the more they showed instability. That made the team finish the tournament in the top 8. To prepare for the new pre-season this year, they played 5 matches but had to receive 3/5 defeats. That is showing that the instability is still lingering so far and is expected to face many difficulties in this early stage.

Marseille Overview

Montpellier vs Marseille Prediction

Marseille also experienced a rather disappointing season when they were no longer in the top competition for the Champions League ticket. The end of the 2020/21 season only in 5th place, only taking the car to attend the Europa League arena, is making the team’s fans quite disappointed.

With quality signings this summer, this promises to be a strong revival of Marseille. And with the fact that there have been 7 unbeaten friendly matches (5 wins, 2 draws), this is considered a relatively impressive momentum of the two teams before coming to this opening match.

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Past Encounters

Montpellier vs Marseille Prediction

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Asian Bet – Montpellier vs Marseille prediction

Since winning the Ligue 1 title in the 2011/2012 season, Montpellier has not been able to regain his glory. The home team at the Stade de la Mosson did not even make it to the European Cup group and was often stuck in the middle of the table. 

Having lost up to 3/5 friendly matches at the beginning of the season, it is clear that Montpellier’s preparation for the new season is not too good. Only finishing in 8th place and 22 points behind the top 4, it is clear that Montpellier will face many disadvantages when facing Marseille in this first round.

Montpellier vs Marseille Prediction

  • Choose Marseille (HT)
  • Choose Marseille – 0.25 (FT)

European Bet

Montpellier vs Marseille Prediction

Marseille has not lost to Montpellier since 2018 with a record of 2 wins and 2 draws. Coach Jorge Sampaoli’s team is of course more appreciated than the host when it still owns many quality individuals like Payet or Cengiz Ünder. So it will not be surprising if Marseille leaves with 3 points in hand.

Choose Marseille (FT)

Over/Under Bet – Montpellier vs Marseille prediction

In the first and second legs of the two teams last season, there were 10 goals scored. Montpellier and Marseille always promote attractive attacking football and will be ready to play double in search of a victory. Marseille played quite well in the first 7 friendly matches of the season when scoring 11 goals and all against opponents that were not easy to play. 

On the other hand, Montpellier left a disappointment with 9 goals in the last 5 matches. The confrontations between Montpellier vs Marseille in history have always been very interesting and have many goals scored. This is also the focal match of the opening round of Ligue 1 this year when the strength of the two teams is quite balanced.

Montpellier vs Marseille Prediction:

  • Choose Under 1.25 (HT)
  • Choose Over 2.5 (FT)

Line-Up

Montpellier: Jonas Omlin, Leo Leroy, Gaëtan Laborde, Salomon Sambia, Nicolas Cozza, Thuler, Maxime Estève, Jordan Ferri, Florent Mollet, Andy Delort, Stephy Mavididi.

Marseille: Steve Mandanda, Gerson, Pape Gueye, William Saliba, Leonardo Balerdi, Luan Peres, Luís Henrique, Mattéo Guendouzi, Valentin Rongier, Cengiz Ünder, Dimitri Payet.