MATCH PREVIEW: MONACO 1-2 MONTPELLIER FREE BETTING PICKS FOR TODAY, DECEMBER 1

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League: FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 15
Match: 20:00 Monaco – Montpellier

MONACO v MONTPELLIER

MATCH PREVIEW

Monaco welcome high-flying Montpellier in this Ligue 1 (L1) clash, with the hosts yet to claim all three points at home this campaign. The visitors will look to take advantage of that, and try and secure their first league win at the Stade Louis II since January 1994.
After suffering their worst L1 winless run in the last 50 years (D4, L8), Monaco finally found their way back to success away at Caen last weekend with a 1-0 victory. However, they do come into this match following a 2-0 away defeat to Atlético Madrid in the Champions League midweek.
If Thierry Henry’s men fail to win this one, it would equal the winless home season start Monaco had in 1968/69 – a season they finished 17th.
The visitors come into this after a 2-2 home draw against Rennes last matchday, making it two L1 games now without a win (D1, L1). Comfortable away from home, Montpellier have lost only once on the road this campaign (W3, D2, L1), and boast the second-strongest away defence in the league (five goals conceded).
Monaco’s record against Montpellier is outstanding, with the hosts losing just one of 26 top-flight meetings at the Stade Louis II (W17, D8, L1), scoring more than three times as many as they have conceded (GF 56, GA 17).
Players to watch: Star striker Falcao has been directly involved in close to half of Monaco’s 13 league goals (five goals, one assist). He will go H2H with Montpellier’s Andy Delort, who has seven goals in his last eight L1 games.
Stat attack: Only two of Monaco’s 13 league goals have come during the first half.
Montpellier have scored at least one goal in seven of their last eight L1 away fixtures.
However, Montpellier have failed to score in nine of the last 13 competitive H2H encounters held at Monaco.

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Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals | Average odds: 1.41 | Bookmaker: Bwin | Result: 1:2 WIN!!!