18 October 2020 12:31
Sports Mole provides score predictions for all of Sunday's Ligue 1 matches, including Monaco vs. Strasbourg and Lyon will both endeavour to win just their second game of the 2020-21 Ligue 1 season when the two sides lock horns at the Stade de la Meinau on Sunday lunchtime. The hosts fell to a 3-0 defeat to Lille before the international break, whereas Lyon's Olympique derby with Marseille ended in a 1-1 stalemate in gameweek six. We say: Strasbourg 0-2 Lyon Lyon's recent form has been extremely underwhelming and Garcia will be forced to name a heavily-changed lineup owing to injuries, suspensions and coronavirus. Strasbourg will probably feel that they will not get a better opportunity to take points off Lyon for a while, but with the quality that Les Gones have in their ranks, we expect Lyon to end their winless run against an out-of-sorts Strasbourg side on Sunday.
Nantes will be looking to end a four-game winless streak in Ligue 1 when they welcome Brest to the Stade de la Beaujoire for Sunday's showdown. In contrast, the visitors are searching for their second win on the bounce following a hard-fought 1-0 triumph over Monaco before the international break. We say: Nantes 1-2 Brest With 10 goals to their name already this season, only the top five teams have scored more goals than Brest at this early stage, and Dall'Oglio's attackers ought to feel confident of picking up where they left off against a struggling Nantes side. The hosts will put up a fight but Brest should do enough to get the job done. Fifth meets sixth in Sunday's Ligue 1 encounter as Monaco welcome Montpellier HSC to the Stade Louis II for gameweek seven.
We say: Angers 2-1 Metz Metz can feel positive about welcoming Antonetti back to the club, but on the other hand, the absence of Niane is sure to affect Les Grenats going forward. The 21-year-old bagged all three of Metz's goals in their recent win over Lorient and the visitors have a number of other absentees to contend with for the trip to Angers, so we expect Moulin's men to come out on top in this one. Our tipster partners are predicting a double chance bet on a home win or draw. Nice travel to Saint-Etienne on Sunday with both sides level on 10 points after six games in the 2020-21 Ligue 1 table. Despite both sides currently sitting in a top-half position, neither side have been in good form at all of late, with Nice's 2-1 win against Nantes prior to the international break the only win between the two sides in the last three matchdays.
We say: Saint-Etienne 1-1 Nice Given the recent losses and amount of absentees St-Etienne must overcome, we cannot see a repeat of last season's 4-1 drubbing of Nice for Puel's side on Sunday. In fact, with both sides struggling to create many chances in recent matches, it would not particularly surprise us if a bore draw ensues with both sides prioritising avoiding defeat above going all out for the win. Our tipster partners are predicting over 1.5 goals. © Reuters Second hosts third in the 2020-21 Ligue 1 campaign as Lille take on Lens on Sunday in the Derby du Nord of France. The two fierce Northern rivals have not met since Lille defeated Lens 3-1 in May 2015, by which time Sang et Or had already been condemned to relegation into the second-tier, where they had remained until gaining promotion last season. We say: Lille 2-1 Lens Derby du Nord tends to be a feisty affair and with such a long gap between the last meeting between two sides both flying high in the table, we do not expect it to be any different on Sunday. Lille do have home advantage and more quality throughout their side, though, so while the absence of Fonte in defence is a concern given the form of Kakuta and Ganago, we think they may just about get the job done. Our tipster partners are predicting a double chance bet on a home win or an away win.> Click here to read our full preview for this match AS Monaco vs Montpellier live streaming free Forecast for French Ligue 1 (18 October 2020) In the seventh round of the French championship on Sunday 18 October, Monaco will play against Montpellier – we evaluated the teams' chances of success and made a forecast. Monaco" Monaco ", in spite of the high ambitions, cannot overcome the status of a strong middle peasants Ligue 1. So this season the team has not yet distinguished stable results. She acts especially weakly outside her native walls. In the last round, the Monegasques shocked their fans with an away defeat from Brest (0: 1), and before that they also lost the away match to Rennes (1: 2). In home matches, everything is more or less stable so far. After a draw in the starting round with Reims (2: 2), in the next two matches, Monaco beat Nantes (2: 1) and Strasbourg (3: 2). So far, the Monegasques have ten points, which allow them to share the fifth-eighth places. The distance from the leader's duo is four points. Montpellier "Paladins" also do not yet differ in a stable game, although ten points gained in the first six rounds is not such a bad indicator for them. In the last round, Montpellier unexpectedly lost at home to Nîmes (0: 1), interrupting a series of four matches without defeat. Note that this match was the first in which the team failed to score. Even in the starting round, in which Montpellier lost to Rennes (1: 2), the paladins hit the opponent's goal. This was followed by three consecutive victories over Nice (3: 1), Lyon (2: 1) and Angers (4: 1), and a draw with Dijon (2: 2). Statistics Monaco have not lost at home for six games in a row – four wins and two draws. Monegasques have scored at home in the French Championship in their last 16 games in a row. Both will score in five of Montpellier 's six games this season. Both teams have scored in six of the previous nine head-to-head matches. Personal meetings 31.01.18 Monaco Montpellier 20 Forecast Both teams score in almost every game, but both teams regularly fail defensively. In our opinion, betting on goals from both opponents would be a good option for the upcoming match. Our prediction – both will score for 1.70 in BC Fonbet Montpellier's next game, away to Monaco Sunday, should not be affected provided there are no further positive tests Eight players and four members of staff at Montpellier have tested positive for Covid-19, the French Ligue 1 club said in a statement Friday. Montpellier, who did not name the players, said the 12 had been isolated according to health protocols and that further tests had been conducted. Their next game, which is away to AS Monaco Sunday, should not be affected provided there are no further positive tests. The French Football League said in September that matches would go ahead as long as 20 players, including one goalkeeper, out of a squad of 30 test negative. We apologize for the inconvenience......but your activity and behavior on this site made us think that you are a bot. Note: A number of things could be going on here.