Ligue 1 Tips: All Action Affair as Clermont host Montpellier

Ligue 1 Tips: All Action Affair as Clermont host Montpellier

This week Dermot provides a 14/1 Bet Builder with fewer weekend games those usual

It’s a split week for Game Week 29 in Ligue 1. There are 6 weekend games with 3 more to be played next Wednesday. Whilst Lyon Vs Brest should be an interesting game on Sunday evening, the rest of the weekend games pale in comparison to the midweek games. The pick of those being Marseille Vs Nice (even if Monaco Vs Lille is a big game too).  Due to a split week it’s hard to find a value treble, so instead I’ll focus on the game most likely to be chaotic – Clermont Vs Montpellier. From experience, the more open a game, the more likely the bookmakers haven’t nailed down a price. Not many offer bet builders and quite a few simply add up the individual odds and half the price. So the prices below will be taken from Bet365.

Clermont Vs Montpellier Prediction

The last 5 Ligue 1 games each team has been involved has yielded 15 and 19 goals respectively so that is a good place to start. Over 2.5 goals and Both Teams are automatic selections for the Bet Builder. Those combined are only 20/21 so to bring things up I’ll move onto the player angles. Montpelliers talisman Teji Savanier is the obvious starting point. He has a shot on target in each of the last 7 games and given Clermont’s frail defence it’s a good spot to continue that run. That brings the price up to 6/4. Another who could excel in this game is Jordanian winger Musa Al-Taamari. The home side are notoriously poor against the counter attack which is the speedy wide mans speciality.

The price is now 12/5. To round out the Bet Builder, it’s hard to get away from veteran midfielder Johan Gastien’s record of 4 bookings over the last 9 starts. He’ll be matched against fellow hot head Savanier and 14/1 about a booking (or red) is too good ignore. (For those who like a big price, it’s 60/1 for a red card when added to the above selections).

Smart Bets

Over 2.5 Goals

Both Teams To Score

Teji Savanier Over 0.5 Shots on Target

Musa Al-Taamari Over 0.5 Shots on Target

Johan Gastien to get booked

Bet Builder Price: 14/1


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French football connoisseur and Irish racing power house. He brings a certain je ne sais quoi to The Accademics with his flair for hidden gems in Ligue 1. When he’s not absorbed in all things France, Dermot is a Sunday warrior who splits his time between Irish horse racing and the NFL. Makes up one half of the unofficial SRD 49ers fan club.
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