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  • 27 April 2012
  • • 22:30
  • • Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
  • Referee: T. Chapron
  • • Attendance: 21251
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Toulouse - Montpellier Preview: Visitors seek to open up a five point gap at top of Ligue 1

Toulouse - Montpellier Preview: Visitors seek to open up a five point gap at top of Ligue 1

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The league leaders travel to Stadium Municipal on Friday night to face Alain Casanova's men, who have a formidable home record, as the title race hots up

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

TOULOUSE 
Toulouse FC
Ahamada
Ninkov, Congre, Abdennour, M'Bengue
Capoue, Sissoko
Regattin, Sirieix, Machado
Riviere
MONTPELLIER
Jourdren
Bocaly, Yanga-Mbiwa, Hilton, Bedimo
Saihi, Estrada
Camara, Belhanda, Utaka
Giroud


Toulouse boss Alain Casanova has few major injury concerns ahead of the visit of the league leaders, though with a third defeat in the last four games, the trainer is expected to make a few changes. Etienne Didot has been ruled out for the rest of the season and Serge Aurier is also doubtful.

Montpellier meanwhile are disadvantaged with the news that key midfielders Marco Estrada and Joris Marveaux could miss a potentially crucial title-run.

The Chilean international is struggling with a knee injury, whilst Marveaux is hindered with a thigh complaint as the side look to build on their two point lead and secure a first ever league title.

Should either midfielder not feature, Benjamin Stambouli is set to be moved into a defensive midfield role alongside Jamel Saihi.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Toulouse are seventh in Ligue 1 with 53 points after Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Evian.
  • Le Tefece have only lost two home games all season in the league, and recently thrashed Lyon 3-0 at Stadium Municipal.
  • Alain Casanova's men are just three points off a prospective European place.
  • Montpellier are first in the table, two points ahead of PSG with only five games to go.
  • The title challengers have lost two of their last three away games.
  • Olivier Giroud (20), Younes Belhanda (10) and Souleymane Camara (eight) have more league goals than the entire Toulouse squad combined (36).

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Toulouse

Montpellier

Wins
1
2
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Toulouse FC TFC
Toulouse FC Toulouse
Draw
Montpellier HSC MON
Montpellier HSC Montpellier
28%
16%
56%

Top 3 Predictions

Toulouse FC TFC
1 - 2
Montpellier HSC MON
Toulouse FC TFC
1 - 0
Montpellier HSC MON
Toulouse FC TFC
1 - 1
Montpellier HSC MON

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