Montpellier vs Lyon
France – Ligue 1
Date: Tuesday 15th September 2020
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Mosson (Montpellier).
Montpellier will be attempting to make it back to back wins when they face Lyon in midweek at home.
The club impressively beat the then league leaders Nice 3-1 at the weekend and they have the advantage of staying at home for this game also.
Currently Montpellier are in 13th place as they lost their opening game against Rennes but a win here would see them climb into the top 10. Daniel Congre scored two goals against Nice and Gaetan Laborde got a goal also and Montpellier look dangerous especially at home.
Lyon are in 10th place and have played 2 games so far, beating Dijon 4-1 and then drawing 0-0 away against Bordeaux. If they won and scored a few goals they would go top of the league so there is a lot to play for here.
The fact that PSG lost again means a great rival like Lyon could go 7 points clear of the champions, and that presents a very special and rare opportunity.
Montpellier vs Lyon: Head to Head
Last season Montpellier won this fixture 1-0.
Lyon haven’t won at Montpellier in the league since 2017 although they did beat them at Stade de la Mosson in 2018 in the Coupe de France when they won 2-1.
There is a 50% chance to see over 3.5 goals.
Montpellier vs Lyon: Prediction
We should see a very open and exciting game, Lyon have the better team but don’t always do well at this ground. But they must treat this like a cup final the chance to go so far out in front of PSG and go into 1st place.
Montpellier has dangerous players and whilst they could struggle on the road they look solid at home. At the same time Lyon haven’t lost as yet even if it’s only two games Montpellier has experienced this. There is a lot on the line but we are going to back the away side to just have enough and power through.
Montpellier vs Lyon: Bet Tips:
Lyon to beat Montpellier at 2.00 (1/1)
Anytime goalscorer: Moussa Dembele of Lyon at 2.75 (7/4).