Currently 10th in the championship, the Montpellier are two points ahead of AS Monaco, who has the opportunity to overtake their opponent on the day if successful. But going to Montpellier is never easy, even if the Red and Whites have not lost there in the league since 23 December 1990. It’s streak of invincibility that has lasted for 29 years, but AS Monaco have not won by more than two goals in La Mosson since 1997 (0-2); Victor Ikpeba scored a double that night.
⚽️ Jour de Match ⚽️
— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) October 5, 2019
Montpellier keeps things tight
Things should not be easier tonight than in previous confrontations, against a formidable Montpellier squad at home this season. While Le Herault were surprised by the Stade Rennais in La Mosson during the first matchday, but they have since defeated OL, OGC Nice and neighbor Nîmes in a fiesty derby. MHSC have scorde little this season, but concede very few goals (6 scored, 6 conceded). No team has managed to score more than one goal against Geronimo Rulli, the Italian-Argentine goalkeeper who has replaced Benjamin Lecomte in the Hérault net this season. This gives a measure of the challenge awaiting the men of Leonardo Jardim.
19 joueurs convoqués 👥
🎯 Objectif : 3 points samedi soir 👊
— MHSC (@MontpellierHSC) October 4, 2019
A first return for Lecomte and Aguilar
Benjamin Lecomte, like Ruben Aguilar, he will return to his former club for the first time tonight. Authors of two great seasons with Montpellier between 2017 and 2019, the two players will certainly have a great deal of emotion when entering the pitch. Let’s hope they have another even happier set of emotions when they leave at around 10pm!