Lyon vs Montpellier
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 16th March 2019
Kick off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Stade Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon).
Lyon’s aim for the rest of the season is to find some sort of consistency.
They dropped more points last weekend when they could only draw against Strasbourg. And have in turn fell 7 points behind 2nd place and Lille. Of course, they are in contest for the final automatic Champions League place.
The home side have only won 7 points from their last 15 and whilst that is good form for a mid table team. But it isn’t good for the likes of Lyon and their problem is that Marseille and even Reims are close behind them now. So, the pressure is really on here.
However, they return home for this game where they have been solid in front of their fans and they have won their last 3 games in a row. This includes inflicting PSG’s only league defeat so far this season.
Montpellier are in 7th place and 8 points behind Lyon. But they have plenty to play for and can make quite a claim to a European place if they win at the weekend, even a draw would be acceptable.
But form is average and the team have only won 1 game from their last 5. They did win their last away game against Bordeaux but that was their first win on the road in the last 4 matches.
Lyon vs Montpellier: Head to Head
The last 4 meetings have a 100% success rate to see both teams to score.
Earlier this season the match finished 1-1.
There is a 60% chance to see over 2.5 goals.
Lyon vs Montpellier: Prediction
Montpellier will be no pushovers and Lyon will really have to be on their game to win this match. They were destroyed in midweek by Barcelona losing 5-1 and getting knocked out of the Champions League. So, they react either by feeling sorry for themselves or bouncing back.
We think they will bounce back, and have the quality to score a few goals too. This could be their last chance in theory to try and take 2nd place, so their motivation has to be high.
Lyon vs Montpellier: Bet Tips
Lyon to beat Montpellier at 1.44 (4/9)
Both teams to score at 1.72 (8/11).