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Nîmes vs Montpellier prediction, preview, team news and more

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In trouble Nimes play host to Montpellier in one League 1 clash at the Stade des Costières this Sunday afternoon.

Nîmes is currently in 18th place in the Ligue 1 relegation qualifiers. Meanwhile, Montpellier is in eighth place and is still pursuing European qualification.

Nîmes hopes to win essential points this weekend.


Nimes vs Montpellier face to face

Nimes fell back into relegation danger after their last Ligue 1 match, beaten 2-1 by Nice.

Previously, a series of three wins and a draw under new boss Pascal Plancque had lifted them to 17th place, giving them real hope of survival.

With 54 goals conceded in 2020-2021, Nimes have the worst defensive record in Ligue 1. However, having conceded just three goals in their last five games, they can be confident of winning a clean sheet in this game.

Meanwhile, Montpellier moved up the standings after a six-game unbeaten streak.

They have drawn in their last two Ligue 1 games, the most recent being a 1-1 draw with Lorient. However, they won the Coupe de France last weekend, beating Olympique Alès.

With 44 goals scored this season, Montpellier is one of the most dangerous offensive formations in Ligue 1. They could test the defense of Nîmes this weekend.

The last time these teams met, however, Montpellier fell to a 0-1 defeat at the hands of Crocodiles. This victory was the first for Nîmes over Montpellier since 2009.

Nimes Form Guide: WWWDL

Montpellier Forms Guide: WWDDW

Nimes vs Montpellier team news

Nimes

Nîmes will be without Clément Depres and Sidy Sarr, who are injured. Birger Meling is suspended for this game. The involvement of Pablo Martinez, Lucas Deaux and Anthony Briançon is in doubt.

Injured: Clement Depres, Sidy Sarr

Doubtful: Pablo Martinez, Lucas Deaux, Anthony Briançon

Suspended: Birger meling

Montpellier

Montpellier are lucky to have an almost full squad for this match, with only Demian Le Tallec in doubt. Meanwhile, top scorer Andy Delort is ready to come back.

Injured: No

Doubtful: Demian Le Tallec

Suspended: No

Nîmes vs Montpellier Prediction XI

Nîmes predicts XI (4-1-4-1): Baptiste Reynet, Patrick Burner, Kelyan Guessoum, Loick Landre, Gaetan Paquiez, Adrian Cubas, Niclas Eliasson, Lamine Fomba, Yassine Benrahou, Zinedine Ferhat, Renaud Ripart

Montpellier predicts XI (4-3-3): Jonas Omlin, Junior Zambia, Hilton, Daniel Congre, Mihailo Ristic, Florent Mollet, Jordan Ferri, Teji Savanier, Gaetan Laborde, Andy Delort, Stephy Mavididi


Prediction Nimes vs Montpellier

Nimes’ defense has looked stronger since their change of leadership, but they could still struggle against one of Ligue 1’s best attacking units this weekend.

With Delort back in action and Savanier and Mavididi already in good shape, it’s hard to see Crocodiles keep them quiet here.

We expect an away victory for Montpellier.

Prediction: Nimes 1-3 Montpellier

Posted on March 12, 2021 at 6:29 PM IST



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