Nice vs Montpellier prediction, odds & betting tips – 08/03/2024

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Nice vs Montpellier prediction
Can Montpellier get revenge for the cup loss? – Photo by Alexandre Dimou/Icon Sport

Nice will host Montpellier in the first match of Ligue 1 Round 25 on Friday, 08 March.

Will Nice again dominate like they did in their recent cup duel or will Montpellier capitalise on Nice's recent poor form? Find out from our Nice vs Montpellier prediction and preview, but don't miss out on our Ligue 1 predictions either.

Nice vs Montpellier prediction: Nice to beat Montpellier again

Nice vs Montpellier predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Nice to win

⚽ Correct score prediction

Nice 3-1 Montpellier

⬆️⬇️ Total goals prediction

Over 2.5

Key Stats

  • Nice beat Montpellier 4-1 away from home just a month ago, in their duel in Coupe de France.
  • Montpellier have lost seven of their 11 away games in Ligue 1 so far.
  • Nice have only lost once at home in Ligue 1 this season.
  • Six of the last 10 H2H duels between these two teams have gone over 2.5 total goals.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Nice the clear favourites

  • HOME: 4/5 (1.80) – 55.60%
  • DRAW: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.60%
  • AWAY: 18/5 (4.60) – 21.70%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

It is clear from these Nice vs Montpellier odds that Nice are the expected winners, which is hardly surprising given the fact that they are currently 17 points ahead of Montpellier in Ligue 1 standings.

That being said, both teams have struggled lately, but Nice are still in pursuit of Champions League football, while Montpellier are trying to stay alive and avoid relegation.

In any case, if you like our predictions for this game, take a look at some of our other betting tips for today too.

Last five H2Hs: Nice the dominant one in recent duels

France Cup 07/02/24

Montpellier

Montpellier

1
Nice

Nice

4

France Ligue 1 10/11/23

Montpellier

Montpellier

0
Nice

Nice

0

Europe Friendlies 22/07/23

Nice

Nice

0
Montpellier

Montpellier

1

France Ligue 1 27/05/23

Montpellier

Montpellier

2
Nice

Nice

3

France Ligue 1 11/01/23

Nice

Nice

6
Montpellier

Montpellier

1

Nice have beaten Montpellier three times in their last five duels, with the other two matches ending in a draw. That being said, their overall H2H record is quite close – 25-20-22 in favour of Montpellier.

Nice preview: Looking for a way out of the slump

Things haven't been going well for Nice in the league recently as they are without a win for five games in a row, three of which they've lost. So, after a fantastic start of the season, Nice are now down in the fifth place in the standings, but there is still time for them to secure a spot in Champions League if they can turn their form around.

Meanwhile, Valentin Rosier, Morgan Sanson, and Sofiane Diop are currently sidelined with injuries.

Predicted LineupBulka – Lotomba, Todibo, Dante, Bard – Thuram, Boudaoui, Rosario – Guessand, Boga, Moffi

France Ligue 1 19/05/24

D

Lille

Lille

2

Nice

Nice

2

France Ligue 1 15/05/24

L

PSG

PSG

2

Nice

Nice

1

France Ligue 1 10/05/24

W

Le Havre

Le Havre

0

Nice

Nice

1

France Ligue 1 28/04/24

W

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

1

Nice

Nice

3

France Ligue 1 24/04/24

D

Marseille

Marseille

2

Nice

Nice

2

Montpellier preview: Hoping for points to survive the season

With just one win in the last 8 league rounds, Montpellier continue to struggle and they currently sit in the relegation zone, in the spot that would take them into relegation playoffs. On the bright side, a few other teams are very close, so a few wins could see Montpellier secure a place in the top flight for the next season.

Montpellier will be without suspended Modibo Sagnan, as well as injured Becir Omeragic, Axel Gueguin, and Christopher Jullien.

Predicted LineupLecomte – Tchato, Sainte-Luce, Kouyate, Sylla – Ferri, Chotard, Savanier – Nordin, Al Tamari, 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: Terem Moffi

With seven goals in Ligue 1 so far, Terem Moffi is Nice's top goalscorer in the league, even though he missed some time when he was away at AFCON with Nigeria. On top of that, Moffi also added a couple of assists.

Terem Moffi
A brace for Moffi incoming? – Photo by Pascal Della Zuana/Icon Sport

Can Moffi score more than once?

Looking at the Nigerian forward's goalscoring record this season in Ligue 1, betting on him to score multiple goals might be worth taking a punt. After all, he scored a brace twice this season already.


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