Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over Angers (5-0) and Ajaccio (1-0), Montpellier will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Clermont in the Ligue 1 round 28. La Paillade have been showing signs of improvement of late, and, as a result, their elite division status is not in danger. Talented forward Elye Wahi is pushing for a start after finding the net in each of the last two league games, while all Enzo Tchato, Maxime Esteve, Beni Makouana, and Leo Leroy continue to miss out with injuries.
The visitors, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-0 loss to Lens, and given Montpellier’s fine form, we predict that the hosts are going to pick up all three points from the match. All Eba Rashani, Maximiliano Caufriez, and Alidu Seidu remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Téji Savanier):
Born in Montpellier on December 22, 1991, Teji Savanier is a French footballer who plays for Nimes in the Ligue 1 as a midfielder. Savanier began his senior career at Arles-Avignon and it has to be noted that he played for the club from 2011 to 2015.
Ahead of the start of the 2015/2016 Ligue 2 campaign, Teji Savanier joined Nimes and he has been playing for the club ever since. The 171-cm tall midfielder has established himself as a first-team regular at Nimes and he successfully plays for the club in the French top flight. Savanier’s main position is central midfield, but he is used as an attacking midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
Despite producing fine performances for Nimes in all competitions, Teji Savanier has yet to receive a call-up for the French national football team. His contract with Nimes should expire on June 27, 2018.
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.