Lyon vs Montpellier
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 13th February 2021
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Groupama Stadium (Lyon).
By this time this game takes place Lyon will know PSG’s result and if PSG have won then Lyon would have fallen into 3rd place, however a win this evening and they will be 1st going into the weekend.
Lyon had an easy cup game in midweek and made light work of Ligue 2 side Ajaccio to win 5-1. There were five different goalscorers also.
In the league Lyon’s form is very good and they come into this match having won their last 4 in a row. Last weekend Lyon beat Strasbourg 3-0 and they have only conceded 1 goal in their last four matches.
Montpellier beat Dijon 4-2 in an entertaining game last weekend and they have gone their last two matches undefeated. The club are in 11th place and have 32 points.
Away from home they haven’t tasted victory in 2 months when they beat Lens and their last away game ended in a 1-1 draw with Metz. Montpellier have won 4 of their 11 games played so far on the road.
Lyon vs Montpellier: Head to Head
- The last time the sides played here Lyon won 3-2.
- Earlier in the season in the reverse fixture Montpellier won 2-1.
- Montpellier have not won at Lyon since 2015.
- There is a 70% chance to see both teams to score.
Lyon vs Montpellier: Prediction
Lyon will be the odds on favourites to win but one has to wonder how long the club can keep this consistency up for. They should win but these fixtures can be close.
Montpellier have nothing to lose, they will be safe this season and Europe will only happen if they find very good consistency, so there is no pressure on the side coming into this one.
It means that Montpellier will be told to go out and enjoy themselves, they will be relaxed and we should take both teams to score based on this. Also the handicap win on the away side seems like a good idea.
Lyon vs Montpellier Betting Tips
Handicap: Montpellier to beat Lyon with a +2 goal start at 1.67 (4/6)
Both teams to score at 1.67 (4/6)