Lens vs Montpellier
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 12th December 2020
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Bollaert-Delelis (Lens).
Lens come into this match in 8th place and have done much better than most would have expected of them. They already have 21 points and look good for survival in a season where some would have predicted a struggle.
Last weekend the club beat Rennes 2-0 away which was a surprise result and even though they remain inconsistent they have proven this season that they can’t be taken lightly.
At home Lens have won 50% of their matches and have lost just once. The problem for them is that the defeat came in their last home match and in fact they haven’t won at home for their past 3 matches, this is a concern. At the same time surely it is only a matter of time before Lens turn around that form.
Montpellier are two points clear of Lens and in sixth place. Their 4 games in a row winning run came to an end last weekend as they were defeated against PSG at home. The club lost that game 3-1.
On the road has been good news for Montpellier who have won their last 3 matches in a row. Their last away game ended in a 1-0 win over Lorient and overall away from home they have lost just once and won 50% of their games.
Lens vs Montpellier Head to Head
- The teams have not met each other since 2015 when Montpellier won 1-0.
- 4 from the last six league meetings have ended under 2.5 goals.
- Lens have not beaten Montpellier when at home since 2010.
Lens vs Montpellier Prediction
Lens really have to get to grips with their home form because they have a very good team who are fearless in attack and should approach this game with this attitude.
If Lens give Montpellier too much respect then the pace will be dictated by the away side who could win the game. Both clubs are equal coming into this game but Montpellier have better attacking players.
This is a game that really could go either way but we will take the risk to back the home side to end their poor home form and take all three points. For smaller stakes we will back the final correct score.
Lens vs Montpellier Betting Tips
Lens to beat Montpellier at 2.50 (6/4)
Correct Score: Lens to win 2-1 or 3-1 at 9.00 (8/1) and 19.00 (18/1).