After a decent performance at home against Guingamp, Montpellier couldn’t do more but to suffer 1:0 defeat away to Nice. They stood early back in the scoreline, were trying hard and actually weren’t a weaker side overall, but the scoreline change never came. The side is now five points behind safely placed St Etienne.
Toulouse managed to get a narrow 1:0 victory at home over Nantes last weekend, mostly thanks to the fact that their visitors were playing with a man less since the 17th minute. They probably deserved a victory being a more concrete side but should be said that the guests tried a lot even when playing with a man less. Toulouse seems quite safe now with nine points more than play-out placed Dijon.
Offensive Dolly (3/0) isn’t anywhere close to being fit, while left full back Oyongo (19/2) remains doubtful. The guests won’t count at defender Todibo (10/1), while midfielder Dossevi (28/3) remains doubtful.
– Montpellier have scored at least 2 goals in 9 of their last 11 home matches (Ligue 1).
Montpellier scores easier than Toulouse and with the help of their fans, they should be getting a victory here.