Nantes have always been struggling to get outside of the bottom 10 since their return to the French top flight in 2013, and they find themselves in the 14th position now as the league resumes this year.
They were impressive in the first half of last season apart from that they have always looked like candidates for relegation.
They however, have two games in hand on some of the teams above them in the league table so a good run of form this year could help them get inside the top 10.
They have lost three of their last four matches in all competitions and come into this game for the three points that would move them to the 11th position.
Montpellier are having a better season and they would be looking to consolidate on their position inside the top four as they chase a European place.
They currently have 30 points from 17 games having lost just 3 games all season. A win here would take them above 3rd placed Lyon who have played a game more than them this season.