Evian vs Montpellier Ligue 1 preview: ETG looking to pull away from relegation against on-song MHSC

Evian Thonon Gaillard would have wanted an easier test than Montpellier Herault Sport Club as they look to move up the table.

When: 7.00 pm GMT, 21 March 2015

Where: Parc des Sports, Annecy

Pascal Dupraz and his Evian side will be under no illusions about their current situation in Ligue 1. The Pinks are in a relegation dogfight and need to get points on the board before the teams below them begin to discover form.

Heading into their weekend fixture with Montpellier, the Cross of the Savoie find themselves 17th in the table, only three points ahead of 18th-place Toulouse.

They’ve also seen their form slip away. After a terrific run of three-straight victories at the end of February and the beginning of March, they have lost their last two.

While home advantage will doubtless prove valuable on Saturday, Evian’s shoddy defence-they are the third-worst in the division defensively-will be coming up against one of Ligue 1’s in-form strikers in Lucas Barrios.

It doesn’t bode well for L’ETG…

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