Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(52) 39 Goals 39 (46)
(33) 23 Assists 23 (28)
(6.8) 7 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.5)
29.2 Average Age 29.4
178.7 Average Height (cm) 179.8
(0.9) 1.2 Shots pg 1.1 (0.8)
(47%) 48% Aerial Duel Success 48% (53%)
(0.6) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.7)
(1.6) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Ligue 1.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Garry Bocaly Out 6.69714285714286
Joris Marveaux Out 6.47285714285714
Laurent Pionnier Out 6.73
Benjamin Stambouli Out 7.02857142857143
Jamel Saihi Out 6.529
Cyril Jeunechamp Out 6.63875
Player Reason Status Rating
Sylvain Marchal Out 6.66034482758621
Yannick Cahuzac Out 6.82944444444444
Matthieu Sans Out 5.915
Salim Moizini Out N/A
François Marque Out 6.176

Team News

  • Montpellier are expected to be without three of their midfielders with Jamel Saihi, Joris Marveaux and Benjamin Stambouli all still unavailable through injury after missing the win over Brest.
  • Garry Bocaly has a hip complaint, while goalkeeper Laurent Pionnier is still out with a groin problem. Cyril Jeunechamp is still on the sidelines with an indefinite suspension.
  • Bastia have a slew of injuries at the back, with Sylvain Marchal, Mattheiu Sans and Florian Marque all expected to be absent.
  • Yannick Cahuzac has a thigh injury, and Salim Moizini has a knee problem.
  • There is some good news for the Corsicans, however, as Florian Thauvin returns from suspension.

Prediction

  • Montpellier welcome Bastia to the Stade de la Mosson hoping to continue a good run of form that has seen them lose just one of their last six league encounters.
  • The visitors go into the game looking for a vital three points after succumbing to a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Marseille in midweek.
  • Both sides are blessed with a wide variety of creative talent, and with the likes of Remy Cabella, Younes Belhanda and Wahbi Khazri all likely to be on show, an open and exciting game is to be expected.
  • Bastia have surprised many with their brand of exciting and free-flowing football this season, and although they have demonstrated a newly found defensive solidity in recent weeks, it is difficult to envisage them taking home the three points they so desperately need.
Prediction:
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