Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Bordeaux will be looking to record their first league win since January 23, 2022 when they welcome Montpellier to their Stade Matmut Atlantique on Matchday 29. Les Girondins have been struggling in front of goal of late, but Sunday’s clash could be the turning point for the hosts. Anyhow, we are positive that the rock-bottom side will leave their hearts on the field. Both Remi Oudin and Gaetan Poussin are banned for the hosts, whereas Tom Lacoux, Ricardo Mangas, Benoit Costil, and Jimmy Briand remain in the treatment room.
La Paillade, on the other hand, head into the match following a goalless draw with Nice. Montpellier have been struggling in front of goal of late, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Bordeaux’s party at Stade Matmut Atlantique. All Sakho, Mavididi, Tamas, and Mendes are injured for the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Mexer):
Edson Andre Sitoe “Mexer”, who was born in Maputo, Mozambique on September 8, 1988, began his senior career at Desportivo Maputo and he scored three goals in 97 appearances for the club. Mexer played for his home-town club from 2006 to 2010 and in the winter of 2010 he joined Portuguese side Sporting for a fee of €173,000.
The Mozambique centre-back was quickly loaned to Olhanense and it has to be noted that he made 39 appearances for the Primeira Liga club in the league. In 2012 he was sold to fellow Portuguese outfit Nacional and after playing 57 league games for the club, Mexer moved to France. The 187-cm-tall footballer signed a contract with Rennes in January, 2014 and he has been playing for les Rouges et Noirs ever since.
Mexer made his debut for Mozambique national team in 2007 and he represented Os Mambas at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations. He scored his first goal for Mozambique in a 5-0 win over South Sudan in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
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.