Lyon vs Montpellier
Coupe de France – Round of 32
Date: Sunday, 8th January, 2016
Kick off at 20:00 UK Time
Venue: Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon.
The weekend of the Coupe de France comes to a climax with this all Ligue 1 encounter and it should despite the poor weather be an exciting match. Lyon on form are the best team in Ligue 1 right now and have moved up to 3rd place after a lacklustre start to the season. They have lost 3 of their 9 home games but striker Alexandre Lacazette has really found his form again, the team look strong and should take this cup fixture seriously.
Lyon has scored 10 goals in their last five matches and that includes going to Monaco and ending their home unbeaten record when they won 3-1, it is clear that the side are still riding a crest of a wave and will go into this game at home full of confidence.
Montpellier are 11th and are really a home team in Ligue 1, they have a total of 22 points and just 4 of these have been won away from home. They could be in for a tough night in Lyon.
Lyon vs Montpellier: Head to Head Stats
Mention the score line of 5-1 and we think of these two teams and their bizarre results. Four of their last 7 games has ended 5-1. Lyon won like this on 3 occasions and Montpellier achieved this once.
Two of the 5-1 wins for Lyon were at home and the last one happened this season in September. These were all Ligue 1 games. The last 3 games at Lyon have seen 18 goals scored between the two teams with over 5.5 goals having a 100% record. In short we should expect to see goals in this match.
Lyon vs Montpellier: Prediction
Unlike some of the other matches in the French cup we should see an exciting game with many chances for both teams and both teams have the chance to score. There are some great markets and value in this game for the punter.
Lyon vs Montpellier: Betting Tips
Lyon to beat Montpellier at 4/7
Both teams to score at 8/11
Over 3.5 goals at 7/4.