Match Preview: Montpellier 2-0 Guingamp Prediction and Betting Tips | France (Ligue 1)

Montpellier – Guingamp betting tips for today, April 3, 2019

Kick-off: 18:00 Montpellier – Guingamp
Football: France – Ligue 1
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.44
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 2:0 WON!!!

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Montpellier welcome Guingamp having won just two of their last 14 Ligue 1 (L1) fixtures (W2, D7, L5). However their visitors haven’t had it easy here in recent years, with Guingamp last registering a league win at the Stade de la Mosson back in September 1997!
The hosts often emerge a renewed force immediately after the break when playing in front of their own fans. This is evidenced by the fact that Montpellier have scored seven of their 22 L1 home goals this season from the 46th-60th minute – a league high. Furthermore, they have lost just three of their 14 home fixtures this L1 campaign (W5, D6, L3), scoring in all but two of those matches.
Guingamp enter this game after French League Cup final heartbreak last weekend, losing to Strasbourg in a penalty shootout. Additionally, the ‘Bretons’ lost their last L1 away game – a 1-0 defeat at Toulouse – which made it nine defeats on their league travels this season (W2, D3, L9).
Strangely, despite registering a clean sheet in 35.71% (five) of their 14 L1 away matches (the division’s third highest ratio), ‘Les Guingampais’ currently possess the league’s worst defensive record on the road after conceding 30 goals – an average of 2.14 per match.
Players to watch: Montpellier’s top scorer this season is Gaëtan Laborde, he has ten L1 goals so far. Meanwhile Guingamp forward Marcus Thuram has netted seven league goals – five arrived after half-time.
Stat attack: At home, Montpellier have converted 36.07% of their shots on target (61) into goals (22) – the second-highest rate in the league.
Half of the 34 second-half goals that Guingamp have conceded in L1 this season were shipped after the 75th minute – a league high.
At all venues, Guingamp are on a run of 17 winless competitive fixtures against Montpellier (D10, L7)!

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