Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Following back-to-back wins over the likes of Nice and Saint-Etienne, Montpellier suffered a 1-0 loss to Rennes in their last league fixture. La Paillade failed to extend their unbeaten run to six games, but they remained in the top half of the Ligue 1 standings. Montpellier are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Saturday’s football match and seeing that under 2.5 goals were scored in each of the team’s last seven league games, a low-scoring affair appears on the cards. Amiens played out a 1-1 draw with Guingamp at Stade du Roudourou at the weekend, but seeing that they have already suffered three defeats on the road this season, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. The two teams meet for the first time ever in the French top flight, but you should know that Montpellier recorded a 2-1 win over Amiens when the two sides met at Stade de la Mosson in the Ligue 2 nine years ago.
Highlighted Player (Benjamin Lecomte):
Benjamin Lecomte is a French goalkeeper who started playing football at the age of six. Lecomte was born in Paris on April 26, 1991 and in 1997 he joined Arcueil Municipal football academy. After spending eight years at the club he joined Antony Sports in 2006 and four years later he moved to Niort. Finally, he continued his footballing development at Lorient. The 186-cm-tall shoot-stopper played 22 games Lorient B before making his first-team debut in October 2010 in a Coupe de la Ligue match against Monaco. In January 2011 Benjamin Lecomte signed a professional contract with les Merlus and it has to be noted that he made 119 appearance in the league for the club from 2010 to 2017. In 2017 he moved to Montpellier, signing a four-year deal with the Ligue 1 outfit. The Montpellier goalkeeper has 2 caps for France U20 team, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior team.
Highlighted Team (Amiens):
Amiens are a French football club that compete in Ligue 1. Les Licornes (The Unicorns) finished the 2016/2017 Ligue 2 campaign in second place in the standings and, as a result, they secured promotion to the French top flight for the first time ever. Amiens got their job done on the final day of the season, with Emmanuel Bourgaud scoring a late winner in the game against Reims. The club was founded back in 1901 by a group of players from the Association du Lycee d’Amiens and nowadays les Licornes play their home games at Stade de La Licorne. The capacity of the venue is 12.097 and it was opened on July 24, 1999. Experienced midfielder Mathieu Bodmer joined the club in the summer of 2017 and he is considered one of the team’s best players. The experienced defender used to play for the likes of Lyon, Lille, and Paris Saint-Germain in the past. Amiens play their home games in white shirts and white shorts, while they wear black when playing on the road.