Toulouse vs Montpellier
French Ligue 1, Season 2017/18
Date: Saturday, 12th August 2017
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Stadium Municipal, Toulouse.
The duelling teams, Toulouse and Montpellier will have to drill thousands of fans at Stadium Municipal in the 2nd round of French Ligue 1.
Although, they lost the first game of the season, Toulouse had an impressive performance as they battled the reigning champions AS Monaco. They were twice ahead at Stade Louis II, but they went down in the later stages of the match when Monaco was giving them hard time.
Toulouse is hoping for the mid-table finish this season. Their main challenge last season was their displays against weaker teams where they dropped many points.
And moreover, Toulouse won’t be able to rely on injured Diop.
The visiting team had a very disappointing campaign last season. They ended the last season in the 15th position, but after the solid match where they duel with several Ligue 1 sides, they can announce a very bountiful season. Montpellier defeated Caen in the starting match with the risky result of 1-0 wins.
The team will be facing their host without Boudebouz and Ligali due to injuries cases.
Toulouse vs Montpellier: Head-to-head
The two teams have dueled back on July 22nd in a friendly match, but none of the team secured to win as the match ended 1-1 draw.
In their feuding matches, Toulouse had a very impressive part of success in the last five games with three wins, while Montpellier had only one win. At Stadium Municipal, the guests had no win since 2012.
Toulouse vs Montpellier: Prediction
Toulouse are slight favorites in this match. We are likely to witness a cautious approach by both teams as Montpellier would be happy with a draw whilst Toulouse are aiming for the first victory in front of their own fans. A stalemate is on the table here, without a doubt.