Lorient vs Montpellier
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 29 November 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade du Moustoir.
Montpellier are one of the best teams in the competition. They are currently placed fourth in the table, and are just lagging four points below toppers and defending champions, PSG.
They also are one of the only teams in the top-four to have a winning run in the past three match-days, and only the top two teams (PSG and Lille) have outscored them in the whole league.
Meanwhile, Lorient are one of the worst teams in the league, and are placed 18th in a table of 20. They have a total of two wins all through this campaign, and only two squads in the whole table have conceded more goals than them.
Going on, Michel Der Zakarian’s men have a great h2h record against this opponent, and especially so in recent years. They also have scored goals in plenty in the process.
As such, expect the home team to deliver a comfortable win this Sunday.
Lorient vs Montpellier: Head-to-head (h2h)
- La Paillade had recorded a 4-3 win at home the last time these two clashed on the pitch.
- They had also recorded four of the former five wins.
- They had scored two or more goals in five of the preceding six encounters.
- The latest league victory at this stadium had come eight years back.
- The guests have scored two or more goals in three of the preceding five meetings at this venue.
Lorient vs Montpellier: Prediction
Lorient lost 4-0 on the road the last match-day, against Lille. In the meantime, Zakarian’s men had recorded a 4-3 win at home the past game week, against Strasbourg.
Going on, the visitors were winless in nine of their former ten overall fixtures, and seven of these were losses. They had also conceded two or more goals in six of the past ten overall match-ups, and they have not scored a single goal in their last four games.
Meantime, their counterparts are on a three-game winning run, and they were unbeaten in eight of their last ten overall match-ups. On the road, they are on a two-fixture winning run, and they are on a scoring streak of nine games away from home.
On top of all that, they have a great h2h record in recent times against this opponent.
For the reasons, expect Montpellier to deliver a convincing win this Sunday.
Lorient vs Montpellier: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Montpellier @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).