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Montpellier vs Bayonne Betting Tips - Montpellier tipped to hammer Bayonne in Top 14

Bayonne have lost their last 5 away matches by an average of 43 points
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Montpellier have won six of their last seven matches against Bayonne (Getty Images)

Montpellier vs Bayonne Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


A one-sided match is expected as Bayonne face Montpellier at the Altrad Stadium in the 2019/20 Top 14. Bayonne are seemingly incapable of competing away from home with the handicap market in play for this one.

Montpellier Form


Montpellier are having an average season but that is mainly due to their inability to win away from home. At home Montpellier are formidable and have won five of their last seven matches at the Altrad Stadium. Their last match ended in a 35-30 defeat to La Rochelle at the Stade Marcel-Deflandre.

Montpellier will be keen to climb the Top 14 table and they’ll know that games like this they need a full house of points (1 bonus point for 4 tries). Bayonne shouldn’t cause Montpellier too many problems but the hosts will need to guard against complacency.

Bayonne have only scored 10 points once in their last 5 matches so I’m going to back Montpellier to cover the -19 handicap at 1.90. 

Montpellier News


Montpellier will be without the services of Anthony Bouthier, Gabriel Ngandebe and Paul Willemse due to their international commitments but they have plenty of international quality cover in the squad.

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Montpellier have won 7 and drawn 2 of their last 10 home matches (Getty Images)

Bayonne Form


Bayonne are in terrible form having lost six of their last seven matches along with one draw. Strangely their last victory came against Montpellier in October 2019 but that was when Montpellier were without all their World Cup players.

Bayonne’s last match ended in a 23-22 defeat to Agen at the Stade Jean Dauger while their away form makes for even worse reading. One win in their last 10 away matches is hardly inspiring and Bayonne have lost their last five away matches by an average of 43 points.

With the handicap set at 19 points for this clash I’m leaning towards the hosts.

Bayonne News


Bayonne have not lost any players to the France national side so will be very close to full strength.

Montpellier vs Bayonne Head to Head


Montpellier have won five of the last six matches against Bayonne in the Top 14. Bayonne won their last encounter in 2019 at the Stade Jean Dauger 28-24. 

It has however been eight years since Bayonne beat Montpellier away from home and the last time they travelled there it ended 61-22 in Montpellier’s favour.

Montpellier vs Bayonne Betting Odds


Montpellier are short odds of 1.08 to win while Bayonne are underdogs at 8.50. A draw will pay 41.00. The handicap market is set at 19 points and will pay 1.90 both ways.

In the winning margin market Montpellier are priced at 4.50 to win by 8-14 points while Bayonne can be backed to cause an upset by 1-7 points at 13.00.

Montpellier vs Bayonne Match Up


Montpellier will bring a fast tempo game on their home patch while Bayonne will attempt to force the match into a slow and dull affair. Set pieces is the only area where Bayonne can compete with Montpellier but if the hosts get go-forward possession there could be a massive score on the cards.

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Bayonne have lost 9 of their last 10 away matches (Getty Images)

Montpellier vs Bayonne Stats


  • Bayonne have lost 9 of their last 10 matches away from home (all competitions).
  • Bayonne have failed to cover the +19 handicap in their last 5 away matches (all competitions).
  • Bayonne have lost their last 5 away matches by an average of 43 points.

Montpellier vs Bayonne FAQ

Where can I watch Montpellier vs Bayonne live stream online?

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Where is the Montpellier vs Bayonne Top 14 match being played?

The Montpellier vs Bayonne match is being played at the Altrad Stadium in France.

When is the Montpellier vs Bayonne Top 14 match being played?

The Montpellier vs Bayonne match is being played on Saturday 15 February 2020 at 17:00 GMT.

What is Montpellier vs Bayonne Head to Head?

Montpellier have won five of their last six matches against Bayonne.

What is Montpellier's recent form?

Montpellier have won two of their last four matches but have only lost once in 10 matches at home.

What is Bayonne's recent form?

Bayonne have lost six of their last seven matches in the Top 14 and drawn won.

What is the Bayonne predicted starting line-up against the Montpellier on February 15?

Djibril Camara, Mali Hingano, Alofa Alofa, Peyo Muscarditz, Remy Baget, Maxime Lafage, Guillaume Rouet, Baptiste Heguy, Jean Monribot, Matthew Luamanu, Guillaume Ducat, Jean Baptiste de Clercq, Torsten van Jaarsveld, Viliamu Afatia.

What is the Montpellier predicted starting line-up against the Bayonne on February 15?

Johan Goosen, Timoci Nagusa, Jan Serfontein, Francois Steyn, Yvan Reihac, Handre Pollard, Benoit Paillaugue, Kelian Galletier, Yacouba Camara, Konstantine Mikautadze, Nico Janse van Rensburg, Levan Chilachava, Bismarck du Plessis, Mikheil Nariashvili.

Verdict

Montpellier have a superb home record while Bayonne have been beaten by an average of 43 points in their last five away matches. Montpellier offer value to cover the -19 handicap.


Best Bet: Montpellier -19 Handicap Market @1.90 at bet365 - 5 Units

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Post bet analysis

Montpellier were lucky to beat Bayonne in the end despite being very close to full strength.
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