Le Havre vs Montpellier prediction, odds & betting tips – 31/03/2024

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Le Havre - Montpellier

France Ligue 1 - Stade Oceane

Le Havre vs Montpellier prediction
Will Le Havre and Montpellier draw again? – Photo by Icon Sport

Le Havre will be hosting Montpellier on Sunday, 31 March, in the upcoming round of Ligue 1.

With both teams dangerously close to the relegation zone, who will get the much-needed points? Keep reading our Le Havre vs Montpellier prediction to find out, but don't forget to check out some of our other Ligue 1 betting tips too.

Le Havre vs Montpellier prediction: A low-scoring draw incoming

Le Havre vs Montpellier predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Under 2.5 total goals

⚽ Correct score prediction

Le Havre 1-1 Montpellier

👑 Winner prediction

Draw

Key Stats

  • Le Havre have averaged just 2.17 total goals per game at home in Ligue 1 this season.
  • Two of the last three H2H duels between these teams have gone under 2.5 total goals.
  • Le Havre and Montpellier have the exact same record in Ligue 1 this season.
  • The last three duels between Le Havre and Montpellier have ended without a winner.

Pre-game odds and win probability: A close game expected

  • HOME: 8/5 (2.60) – 38.50%
  • DRAW: 11/5 (3.20) – 31.30%
  • AWAY: 17/10 (2.70) – 37.00%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Looking at these Le Havre vs Montpellier odds we can see that both teams are pretty evenly priced and the bookmakers don't see a clear favourite here, which is expected.

After all, this is a duel between two teams that have the exact same record in the league so far, plus their last three meetings have all ended in draws, so a close match should be expected.

In any case, if you want to check out more of our predictions, take a look at our top betting tips for today.

Last five H2Hs: A tight matchup

France Ligue 1 13/08/23

Montpellier

Montpellier

2
Le Havre

Le Havre

2

As we mentioned above, the last three duels between Le Havre and Montpellier have ended in draws, so this has been a tight matchup recently. When it comes to their overall H2H record, Montpellier have done better so far – 16-15-8.

Le Havre preview: Hoping to end their poor form

With five losses in their last six games in Ligue 1, Le Havre have put themselves in a dangerous position. While they are still outside of the relegation zone, they are now just two points ahead of the first team in it and they need to get some points soon if they want to avoid further stress and a fierce battle for survival.

Oussama Targhalline is suspended ahead of this game, while Josue Casimir is out with an injury.

Predicted Lineup: Desmus – Sangante, Kinkoue, Lloris, Operi – Toure, Ndiaye – Nego, Kuzyaev, Ayew – Bayo

France Ligue 1 19/05/24

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Marseille

Marseille

2

Le Havre

Le Havre

1

France Ligue 1 10/05/24

L

Nice

Nice

1

Le Havre

Le Havre

0

France Ligue 1 04/05/24

W

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

1

Le Havre

Le Havre

3

France Ligue 1 27/04/24

D

PSG

PSG

3

Le Havre

Le Havre

3

France Ligue 1 21/04/24

L

Metz

Metz

1

Le Havre

Le Havre

0

Montpellier preview: Still in danger of going down

While Montpellier have the exact same record as their next opponent Le Havre, they are currently behind by one point in the standings, courtesy of French FA. Montpellier have also been struggling lately, winning just two of their last six games in the league, so they are one of the candidates for relegation at this time.

Meanwhile, Silvan Hefti, Joris Chotard, and Axel Gueguin are out with injuries, while Wahbi Khazri is suspended.

Predicted Lineup: Lecomte – Mbiayi, Omeragic, Kouyate, Sylla – Ferri, Leroy – Nordin, Savanier, Al-Taamari – Adams

France Ligue 1 19/05/24

D

Lens

Lens

2

Montpellier

Montpellier

2

France Ligue 1 12/05/24

L

Monaco

Monaco

2

Montpellier

Montpellier

0

France Ligue 1 03/05/24

W

Toulouse

Toulouse

1

Montpellier

Montpellier

2

France Ligue 1 26/04/24

D

Nantes

Nantes

1

Montpellier

Montpellier

1

France Ligue 1 21/04/24

W

Reims

Reims

1

Montpellier

Montpellier

2

Player to watch: Teji Savanier

With seven goals and five assists in Ligue 1 this season, Teji Savanier is the main reason why Montpellier are currently outside of the relegation zone and Le Havre will have to find a way to stop him if they want to get a good result in this match.

Teji Savanier
Savanier looking to add to his goalscoring tally – Photo by Icon Sport

Another goal from the spot for Savanier?

While Savanier has seven goals in Ligue 1 so far, six of them have come from the penalty spot. So, he's clearly a very reliable penalty taker and if given a chance, he won't waste it.


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