Guingamp won their first ever major trophy and a European spot next season, by defeating Ligue 1 side Rennes on Saturday night, cue wild celebrations and now, 72 hours later, they have to play a league game against hugely motivated opponents . I can only guess what sort of mood they are in and I cannot believe it will be easy for them to raise their game once again, despite still having some relegation concerns. At the back of their minds they probably feel that the 42 points that they have in the bag, will be sufficient to retain their status. Worst case scenario is that they will be five points clear with three rounds to play and they can worry about that when the hangovers have cleared.
Montpellier, on the other hand, are desperate for the three points that will take them back into the top three and in position to claim one of the remaining promotion spots. I have to feel that sitting at home watching Guingamp on television will have given them even greater incentive to earn the spoils and take their own piece of glory. Visitors have got their campaign back on track with consecutive wins and have had eleven clear days to prepare for this match.
7.5 points Montpellier -1/4 ball 2.12 asian line.