Lille v Montpellier
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 17th February 2019
Kick off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy (Lille)
A busy day of football in Ligue 1 continues this Sunday as Lille will take on Montpellier.
Lille have been fantastic this season and they are still in 2nd place, 10 points behind league leaders PSG but also six points in front of 3rd place Lyon. Their aim clearly is to qualify for the Champions League for next season.
Lille are the best on form team in the league, even better than PSG and they have won their last 5 games in a row. At home they have won 27 points from a possible 36 and have only lost one game all season. They are averaging at least 2 goals a game at home. Their last home game ended in a 4-0 win over Nice.
Montpellier have a game on their hands but we must remember they have had a decent season also. They come into this game in 5th place and could go 4th with a win. They have been solid this season but their problem has been the dreaded draws. They have drawn 10 matches already this season and 4 of those have come in their last 5 games.
The Visitors have drawn their last 3 games in a row when playing away from home. They have lost just 1 game in their past five away matches and always can remain a threat.
Lille vs Montpellier: Head to Head
Last season this fixture ended 1-1.
Montpellier have not won at Lille since 2011.
There is a 60% chance to see over 2.5 goals.
Lille vs Montpellier: Prediction
There is a feeling that we could see a shock this weekend and while Lille have been very strong at home we must remember they have had some surprise losses this season including losing here to lowly Toulouse. It was their only loss but Montpellier are a very tough team to beat and this will be a massive test for the home side.
We think we could see a surprise on the cards here and the away team have been talking up a good game coming into this one, which is always a good sign. The value remains in an away win.
Lille vs Montpellier: Bet Tips
Montpellier to beat Lille at 4.50 (7/2)
Anytime goalscorer: Gaetan Laborde (Montpellier) at 4.00 (3/1).