Our football match prediction:
As expected, Angers suffered a 1-0 loss to Monaco at Stade Louis II, with the team extending their losing run in the Ligue 1 to three games. Les Scoistes recorded their last win in the French top flight back on October 14, 2017 and it is no surprise they sit in the relegation zone ahead of the visit of Montpellier. Angers are desperate to get back on course and we predict they will leave their hearts on the field in Saturday’s football match against la Paillade. Montpellier did well to hold Olympique Marseille to a 1-1 draw in their last league fixture, meaning that they continue to impress in matches against top-table sides. However, seeing that les Scoistes are desperate to return to winning ways in the Ligue 1, we are tempted to put our money on the relegation strugglers in this one. In their last meeting at Stade Raymond Kopa Angers recorded a 2-0 win over Montpellier.
Highlighted Player (Romain Thomas):
Romain Thomas is a product of Brest football academy and he made three appearances for the first team during his spell at Stade Francis-Le Bie. Thomas spent the 2008/2009 season on loan at Pacy Vallee-d’Eure and in 2010 he moved to lower-league side USJA Carquefou. After spending three seasons at the club the 193-cm-tall defender, who is very good in the air, moved to Angers. Romain Thomas quickly established himself as a first team regular at the club and you should know that he made 36 appearances for the Ligue 1 side in the 2016/2017 season. Despite playing as a defender, the French footballer often finds the net and he scored his first goal for Angers on September 27, 2013 in a 1-1 draw with Tours. The centre-back, whose preferred foot is right, was born in Landerneau, France on June 12, 1988. Romain Thomas’ contract with les Scoistes expires on June 30, 2019.
Highlighted Team (Montpellier):
Over the years Montpellier have established themselves as a mid-table side in French Ligue 1. Montpellier are considered one of the youngest clubs in France as they were founded in 1974, but it has to be noted that a number of high-profile footballers played for the club in the past. French football legend Laurent Blanc played for Montpellier from 1981-1993 and he scored 76 goals in 24 appearances in the league for the club. Eric Cantona, Roger Milla, Carlos Valderama and Olivier Giroud played in Montpellier’s colours as well, but Pascal Baills is the player with most appearances for the club (429). La Paillade did remarkably well to win the Ligue 1 trophy in 2012 and that is considered the club’s biggest success. Montpellier won Coupe de France on two occasions (1929, 1990), with the team beating FC Sete and FC Paris respectively in the title games. The team welcome their rivals at Stade de la Mosson and the capacity of the stadium is 32.900. In 1999 Montpellier won the UEFA Intertoto Cup.