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La Rochelle vs Montpellier Betting Tips - La Rochelle tipped to continue fine Top 14 form

Away day blues to continue for Montpellier with the loss of five players
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La Rochelle are tipped in the handicap market against a weakened Montpellier side (Getty Images)

La Rochelle are the favourites as they take on Montpellier in the 2019/20 Top 14 at the Stade Marcel-Deflandre. Montpellier have yet to win away from home in five matches this season and are missing five international players, I’m backing La Rochelle in the handicap market.

La Rochelle Form


La Rochelle are enjoying a fantastic season despite their recent European Champions Cup 33-14 defeat to Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park. That defeat is hardly a disgrace considering the quality of the opposition but La Rochelle are a far different prospect on home soil.

Other than the Exeter Chiefs defeat La Rochelle have covered the -6 handicap in three of their last four matches. I believe they can do so again at 1.90 against a weakened Montpellier side who have yet to win away from home this season.

La Rochelle is favourite to win at 1.36 but the handicap market is where I will focus. A draw is priced at 28.00.

La Rochelle News


La Rochelle will be at full strength as no players have been called up for international duty.

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La Rochelle have covered the -6 handicap in three of their last four matches (Getty Images)

Montpellier Form


Montpellier won their last match against Connacht 35-29 at the Altrad Stadium but their away form has been atrocious this season. With four defeats and a draw from their five away matches I can’t see them taking this match against a well drilled La Rochelle outfit.

Five top players will be missing from Montpellier’s starting line-up which will compound their concerns. Montpellier can be backed in the handicap market at 1.90 to cover +6 points but my focus will fall upon La Rochelle for this match.

In the win market Montpellier are priced at 3.00 to get their first away victory of the season.

Montpellier News


Montpellier have lost Mohamed Haouas, Paul Willemse, Arthur Vincent, Gabriel Ngandebe and Anthony Bouthier to international duty with France. They still possess plenty of quality but filling these gaps may be a step too far.

La Rochelle vs Montpellier Head to Head


Over the last four matches each side has won twice. The last match ended in a 27-25 victory to La Rochelle at the Stade Marcel-Defladre.

La Rochelle vs Montpellier Betting Odds


La Rochelle are short favourites at 1.36 with Montpellier priced at 3.00 and a draw at 28.00. The value is in the handicap market with it set at 6 points and is paying 1.90 both ways.

The winning margin market may be of great interest with La Rochelle priced at 3.10 to win by 15+ points while Montpellier are valued at 3.70 to win by between 8-14 points.

La Rochelle vs Montpellier Match Up


La Rochelle don't have many star players but they are superb as a unit, especially at home. Their forwards are more than competent while La Rochelle's back-line have scored some scintillating tries this season.

For Montpellier to get their first away victory they will have to dominated La Rochelle in the tight and loose phases. 

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Montpellier have lost five players to international duty (Getty Images)

La Rochelle vs Montpellier Stats


  • La Rochelle have covered the -6 handicap in 3 of their last 4 matches (all competitions).
  • Montpellier have lost five players to France international duty.
  • Montpellier haven’t won away from home in 5 matches this season.

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The La Rochelle vs Montpellier match is being played at the Stade Marcel-Deflandre in France.

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The La Rochelle vs Montpellier match is being played 25 January 2020 at 17:00 GMT.

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Verdict

Montpellier have yet to win away from home this season and with five international players missing I'm tipping La Rochelle to cover the -6 handicap at 1.90.

Best Bet: LaRochelle -6 Handicap Handicap Market @1.90 at bet365 - 5 Units

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Post bet analysis

An agonising loss as La Rochelle won the match 35-30 but a missed kick at goal cost me on the -6 handicap.
25 Jan 2020

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