The Betpal Football Bet of the Day stays in France despite a torrid time with yesterday’s pick. On Wednesday, Stade Brest host Montpellier. Both sides are languishing in mid table, but in a tight division, a win could launch either into the scrap for European football.

Match: Stade Brest v Montpellier
Bet of the Day: Stade Brest win
Best Odds: 3.37 with Pinnacle
Montpellier Football bet of the DayKick Off: 18:00 12/12/2012

Brest have a decent home record, and are being slightly underestimated by the layers. With five home wins from seven fixtures, they know how to secure victories, and have already beaten Lorient and 4th placed Valenciennes. They have been turned over just once on their own patch and the odds look out of step – especially once the record of the visitors is examined. Montpellier have been competing in this year’s Champions League, and while they were ultimately unsuccessful, they clearly have pedigree and have genuine claims for favouritism here. Their price however, is simply too short. They have lost four of eight League games on the road and have been beaten by Rennes (8th), Reims (15th) and Lorient (9th) as well as League leaders Lyon. They have not won a game on their travels since September. Their elimination from Europe will doubtless allow them to focus more on domestic affairs, but even so, odds over 3.25 (9/4) on a home win are too large.

Football Bet of the Day

Back Stade Brest a 3.37 with Pinnacle