Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Friday’s football game between Montpellier and Nice will open round 12 of the new Ligue 1 campaign. La Paillade failed to spoil PSG’s party at Parc des Princes at the weekend and they face yet another difficult task against les Aiglons. Defender Theo Sainte-Luce is widely expected to return to the starting XI following his fine performance in Paris, while forward Jeremie Bela remains in the recovery room.
Meanwhile, Nice have been in a splendid form of late, with the team eyeing their fifth consecutive league win. As the visitors are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Friday’s clash, we are going to place our bets on under 2.5 goals. Both Youcef Atal and Youssouf Ndayishimiye are banned for the match, while Claude Maurice and Jordan Lotomba both miss out with injuries. You should know that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of Nice’s last six league fixtures.
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 (Nice):
OGC Nice are a football club that participate in French Ligue 1. Les Aiglons welcome their opponents at Allianz Riviera and the club was founded on 9 July, 1904 by Marquis Massengy d’ Auzac.
OGC Nice won their first Ligue 1 trophy back in 1951 and eight years later they clinched their fourth and last domestic title. Speaking of the French Cup, les Aiglons won their third Coupe de France title in 1997. Allianz Riviera has been the home ground of the club since September, 2013 and it has to be noted that the construction of the venue cost €250 million. OGC Nice play their home games in red and black shirts and black shorts, while the colour of their away kits is white.
The Ligue 1 team booked their place in the Europa League group stages for the 2016/2017 season for the first time in the club’s history and they were drawn alongside Schalke 04, Salzburg and Krasnodar in Group I. However, they were beaten by Schalke in their Europa League opener in front of home fans.