One of the 2.00pm kick-offs taking place in Ligue 1 on Sunday and there’s plenty here to give punters an interest, with bookies offering a flood of exciting markets on what should be a fascinating contest from the first whistle. Here are our top Montpellier v Amiens betting tips.
An In-Depth Look at the Game
Montpellier started the week in fifth place with their hopes of bagging a top-four still very much alive. They are four points behind Saint-Etienne at the time of writing but have a couple of sides for company in behind, their rivals looking happy to pounce on any mistakes between now and the end of the season.
Montpellier are finishing the season in some style and have won four of their last five league matches, as well as each of their last three. That run makes them one of the form sides in the French top-flight and an outfit we really should be keeping an eye on. They started that treble with a 2-1 at home to Toulouse before gunning down Strasbourg away from home next time out. Montpellier were in action in midweek when champions PSG by the odd-goal in five, nicking a 3-2 in what was a stunning game on Tuesday night. A result no one saw coming, it would’ve injected real belief into the ranks and we’re quick to back another home win at 4/5 with Ladbrokes.
Amiens Up Against It
Amiens would’ve been delighted to see Montpellier have to play two games in a week at this late stage in the season with legs heavy and squads beginning to wear thin but they – like the rest of us – would’ve watched on is disbelief as Sunday’s opponents rallied to beat a PSG side who haven’t lost too many league games this season. It was a result that shocked French football and Amiens will be honest enough to know that if Montpellier play like that again, they will have no trouble adding another three points to their tally.
The visitors look to be up against it here and can be found down flirting with relegation following a winless run. That drought has Amiens just four points better than Caen in the bottom-three and they bring a recent record showing four draws and a defeat in their last five from Ligue 1. Picking up a point here and there will see them remain competitive as many of the sides below continue to struggle, but it’s all too close for comfort. Another draw can be backed at 5/2 with Bet365, while the same firm offer 16/5 to those wanting to back the away win.