Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Reims and Montpellier, the two teams who are almost level on points in the Ligue 1 table, face each other at Stade Auguste-Delaune in the last game of the season. Les Rouges et Blancs aim to recover from a 3-0 loss to Lyon, but Saturday’s game will be anything but a walk in the park for the home team. Emmanuel Agbadou is banned for the match, while all Myziane Maolida, Kamory Doumbia, and Mitchell Van Bergen are out of contention through injuries.
La Paillade, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 3-2 loss to Nice. Since both sides will be with guards down in Saturday’s encounter, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Both Khalil Fayad and Beni Makouana are out of contention through injuries, but there are no suspended players in the away team ahead of the trip to Reims.
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.