Marseille vs Montpellier Prediction: French Cup Match on 29.01.2022
Marseille will be among he front runners for the French Cup this season after enjoying an excellent start to the Ligue 1 season. They face a huge challenge in the round of 16 on Saturday, as they must overcome Montpellier to reach the quarterfinals.
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It has been a very long time since Marseille last won this competition. You have to go way back to the 1988-89 season for the last time that they won the French Cup. They have been beaten finalists on three occasions since 2000, with their last defeat in the final coming at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season.
However, there is a growing sense that this team under the stewardship of Jorge Sampaoli is heading in the right direction this season. They are third in the Ligue 1 standings, and have a five point advantage in the race for Champions League qualification this term.
They are unbeaten in five coming into this round of 16 clash, and picked up a win last weekend against Lens. It was straightforward for them in the last round of the French Cup, as Arkadiusz Milik and Cengiz Under both scored in a 3-0 win against Chauvigny.
Montpellier will be tough opponents for Marseille this weekend, as they are in the hunt for a European place themselves in France this term. They are currently sixth in the league standings, and have won three times in the last five games that they have played in the league.
Like Marseille, it has been a long time since their last success in the French Cup, as they last won the honour in the 1989-90 season. Montpellier should be confident be confident ahead of this fixture, as they beat Monaco 3-2 at home last weekend. They eased through to this stage with a 1-0 success over Strasbourg in the round of 32.
Marseille vs Montpellier Head to Head
Marseille are unbeaten in five against Montpellier coming into this fixture. It is the first meeting between the sides in the French Cup since January 2016, and on that occasion Marseille won 2-0. Montpellier last beat Marseille in November 2018.
Marseille vs Montpellier Prediction
Marseille’s record against Montpellier speaks for itself, and they come into this fixture as the outstanding chance in the betting. We struggle to see past them edging through in this tie, and could see them winning 2-0.
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