Montpellier are no pushovers on their own patch so look the bet in Friday's TV clash.
Montpellier v Marseille - Friday 19:45, BT Sport ESPN
Montpellier had to come from behind to rescue a point at Lorient and with just two wins this term they find themselves down in 16th. Marseille made it back-to-back goalless draws against Bordeaux but they remain unbeaten in their last five and have moved up into the top half.
Montpellier have looked vulnerable defensively as they’ve shipped 13 in their last four and haven’t kept a clean sheet since their opening day win over Angers. However, they’ve been beaten only once at home and their record when hosting teams between 10th and 15th is W4-D0-L3 since the start of last season in games that have tended to be low-scoring as the last four saw fewer than two goals.
Indeed, since four of Montpellier’s five home games this term have seen fewer than three goals, as have Marseille’s last four, Under 2.5 Goals looks a solid bet at 1.8. Marseille are yet to win on the road this term, with just one win in their last 12 away, and since Montpellier are generally a tough side to beat at home, we’re going to side with them Draw No Bet in what’s been priced up as a pick’em game.