Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Toulouse will be looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Lille when they face Montpellier on Matchday 9. Les Pitchouns suffered four defeats in the previous five league fixtures, meaning that Sunday’s clash is of big importance for the home side. All Rhys Healey, Rafael Ratao, and Theocharis Tsingaras are injured for the home team. La Paillade, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Strasbourg.
Montpellier, though, are not regarded as good travellers, and, taking everything into account, the share of spoils is on the horizon. Khalil Fayad is banned for the visitors, with the likes of Mamadou Sakho, Pedro Mendes, Dimitry Bertaud, Theo Sainte-Luce, Stephy Mavididi, and Faitout Maouassa missing out with injuries. You should know that Toulouse recorded a thrilling 5-4 win over Montpellier when the two teams met in a pre-season friendly earlier this year.
Highlighted Player (Christopher Jullien):
Christopher Jullien is a professional footballer who plays for Toulouse as a defender. The 195-cm-tall centre-back played for Auxere youth team from 2005 to 2011 and he made his first-team debut for the club on August 24, 2012 in a 2-1 win over Stade Lavallois.
Christopher Jullien scored his first ever goal a week later in a Coupe de la Ligue clash against Dijon. The French defender made 25 appearances in the league for Auxerre and in 2013 he moved to Germany, signing a professional contract with Freiburg. Jullien made only one appearance for the first team, but it has to be noted that he scored five goals in 49 games for the second team. After ending his loan spell with Dijon in the summer of 2016, he signed a four-year deal with Ligue 1 side Toulouse.
Christopher Jullien scored four goals, while providing one assist for his teammates in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign. The French footballer was born on March 22, 1993 in Lagny-sur-Marne and his preferred foot is right.
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.