Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Saturday’s football game at Stade Raymond-Kopa pits together Angers and Montpellier, the two mid-table sides. Angers failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Metz, and, no doubt, they want to give fans some cheer on the last day of the season. Both Sofiane Boufal and Jimmy Cabot are sidelined with injuries, but they should be the only absentees in the home team.
La Paillade, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team collecting only one point in total from the previous five league fixtures. Montpellier are eager to put an end to their dreadful winless run, but beating Angers on the road is easier said than done. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards as the two teams seem to be evenly matched ahead of Saturday’s clash. Leo Leroy returns from suspension, while all Wahi, Sakho, Cabella, Savanier, Omlin, and Tamas are out of contention with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Angelo Fulgini):
Angelo Fulgini is a French footballer who plays for Angers in Ligue as a midfielder. Fulgini played for the likes of AS de Saint-Paul-en-Foret, FC Vidauban, SC Douai and Valenciennes during his youth career and he continued playing for the Athenians at senior level.
After scoring eight goals in 80 appearances for Valenciennes from 2015 to 2017, he moved to Angers before the start of the 2017/2018 Ligue 1 campaign and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Stade Raymond-Kopa. Angelo Fulgini scored his first ever goal for les Scoistes on August 6, 2017 in a 2-2 draw with Bordeaux. Despite being born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on August 20, 1996, the Angers midfielder represents France on the international stage.
Angelo Fulgini has 3 caps for the France U21 team, while making 15 appearances for the U19 team. His main position is central midfield, but he is uses as both right-back and right midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
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 colors 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.