Lyon vs Montpellier
French Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday, 21st September 2016
Kick Off: 18:00 BST
Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon).
Lyon will be buoyed by their tough 0-0 encounter away to Marseille last weekend but that doesn’t hide the fact that the club have not won a match in 3 games. Ever since going down 4-2 to Dijon they haven’t quite recovered, or have they?
Montpellier is 12th but they have only lost 1 game this season. The problem is the amount of draws they are amassing, 3 in a row now and they have all ended 1-1. Lyon are having some major problems especially with injuries to the key players. And as a result this match represents a huge test for the away side.
Lyon vs Montpellier: Head to Head Stats
To say the head to heads of these two clubs isn’t bizarre is some sort of understatement. Last season Montpellier came here and won 4-2. However the season before Lyon had beaten Montpellier away 5-1 and indeed there have been three 5-1 results in the last six matches. Montpellier has then upset Lyon on occasions but then again they have only won in Lyon twice since 2000.
Lyon v Montpellier: Prediction
Montpellier never knows when to give up and these fixtures have proven that tactics can quickly go out the window that is why we will avoid looking at an overall winner. What we should see is an entertaining game and dare we say lots of goals, because last weekend in Ligue 1 we only got 13 if we don’t count PSG’s six against Caen. The goals market of over 3.5 is really a poor price so for value let’s go higher but with minimum stakes considering the history of these two.
Lyon vs Montpellier: Bet Tips
Lyon and Montpellier both to score at 8/11 (1.72)
Over 4.5 goals at 9/2 (5.50).
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