Lille vs Montpellier
France – Ligue 1
Date: Friday 13th December 2019
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Pierre- Mauroy.
Round 17 of the Ligue 1 season will kick off on Friday evening when Lille will take on Montpellier.
Lille had to play in midweek in the Champions League and were beaten in England 2-1 against Chelsea. Lille couldn’t qualify before the game and so it was possible to rest some key players for this weekend game.
In the league Lille are in great form and have climbed up to 3rd place. They come into this game having won their last 3 games in a row and have 28 points. They are six points behind Marseille and 11 points behind PSG. But the objective for Lille will be to catch up to Marseille and have the chance to qualify for the Champions League for next season.
Lille’s last game was at home where they beat Brest 1-0. Their home record is the best in the country where they have picked up 23 points from 27. The club remain unbeaten at Stade Pierre-Mauroy and they are the only side in the league to remain unbeaten at home.
Montpellier’s form has dipped of late and they have fallen to 10th place, and yet they are just 4 points behind Lille. The club lost their last game which ended 3-1 at home to PSG. That is the clubs only loss in a month and they will be searching for their 7th win of the season.
Away form is not good though and from 8 games they are yet to win on the road. They have improved slightly though as they have drawn their last 3 games in a row. Their last away match ended 2-2 against Dijon.
Lille vs Montpellier: Head to Head
- Last season this fixture ended 0-0.
- Montpellier have not won away against Lille since 2011.
- The last 3 meetings have all ended in under 2.5 goals.
Lille vs Montpellier: Prediction
Lille should have enough to win this game. They are unbeaten at home and Montpellier have no wins away. The danger though is the draw.
Montpellier have improved on the road of late and they will be the fresher of the two teams coming into this game. This is why we are going to back Montpellier on the double chance and that will cover us if the match finishes in a draw.
For smaller stakes we will back the correct score. We expect to see a very close game with not much in it and few goals. Lille cannot take this game too lightly and Montpellier if they win will only be 1 point behind them so there is plenty to play for.
Lille vs Montpellier: Bet Tips
Double Chance: Montpellier win or draw at 1.91 (10/11)
Correct Score: 0-0 or 1-0 to Montpellier at 7.00 (6/1) and 10.00 (9/1).