Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Montpellier and Strasbourg square off against each other at Stade de la Mosson on day 11 of the new Ligue 1 campaign. La Paillade quickly bounced back from a heavy 4-0 loss to Reims, with the team beating both Saint Etienne and Bordeaux in the previous two league fixtures. Montpellier aim to climb to the Europa League berth, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s football game.
Le Racing, on the other hand, suffered yet another dip in form, with the team losing to both Reims and Marseille in the previous two league matches. Considering that Strasbourg are not regarded as good travellers, we are tempted to put our money on the home side. Hilton and Le Tallec return from suspension for the hosts, which is yet another reason why punters can find value in betting on Montpellier.
Highlighted Player (Keagan Dolly):
Keagan Dolly is a South Africa international who was born in Johannesburg on January 22, 1993. Dolly played for the likes of Westbury Arsenal, School of Excellence, Mamelodi Sundowns and Ajax Cape Town during his youth career and he made his senior debut for the Urban Warriors on August 22, 2012 in a 3-1 loss to Moroka Swallows.
In 2014 he joined fellow PSL club Mamelodi Sundowns and he made 34 appearances for the Kabo Yellow in the league from 2014 to 2017. In the winter of 2017 the 170-cm-tall midfielder moved to France, signing a four-year deal with Montpellier. The South African footballer made his debut for La Paillade February 11, 2017 in a 3-0 victory over Nancy. It has to be noted that he made 12 appearances for Montpellier in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign.
Keagan Dolly represented South Africa at the 2016 Summer Olympics. He made his debut for Bafana Bafana on September 6, 2016 in a friendly against Egypt.
Highlighted Team (Strasbourg):
Founded back in 1906, Strasbourg is a professional football team that compete in French Ligue 1. Le Racing did remarkably well to win the 1979 Ligue 1 trophy and that is considered the biggest success in the history of the club. Strasbourg won Coupe de France on three occasions (1951, 1966, 2001) and they have three Coupe de la Ligue trophies as well (1964, 1997, 2005). Strasbourg’s main rivals are Metz and the two teams face each other in the Derby de l’Est (The Eastern derby).
Le Racing recorded their biggest victory over Valenciennes (10-0) in the 1937-1938 season, whilst they suffered their biggest loss to Limoges (0-8) in the 1959/1960 season. Paraguayan goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert, who is well known for his free-kick abilities, played for the club from 2000 to 2003, but he failed to score in a league match during his spell with the Stade de la Meinau outfit. Speaking of Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg’s home ground was opened back in 1914 and the capacity of the venue is 29,320.