Montpellier vs Lens Prediction & Tips
Montpellier and Lens meet at Stade de la Mosson, in a match for the 22 th round of the Ligue 1. Montpellier won away by (2‑3) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 12‑12‑2020. In this match the home advantage may play an important role, since Lens presents significant differences between home and away performances.
After 8 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses, the home team is in the 11th position, having won 28 points. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against PSG by (4‑0), after in the previous match they have lost (2‑3) at home, against Monaco. This is a team that maintains its performance when playing outside its stadium, since in the last 30 games it registers 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses at their stadium. For the league, Montpellier won 10 points out of 30 possible points, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses in the last 10 home matches. The team allowed goals to its opponent in 9 of the last 10 games, reason why it has not presented great defensive solidity, but its attack has scored regularly, since it managed to concretize in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, as 8 of the last 11 matches for the competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 21 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 10 times and never managed to turn the score.
Montpellier comes unmotivated for this match after a heavy loss away, 4-0, against PSG. The home club usually plays in a 4-3-3 tactical system, favoring a more offensive style of play, attacking through the side aisles. In this drawing, the three most advanced men are usually Mihailo Ristic, Gaetan Laborde and Junior Sambia. It should be noted that one of the best qualities of “La Paillade” is the way in which they successfully finish the opportunities they are creating. For this match, coach Michel Der Zakarian should be very pleased to have all the players available.
The visiting team is currently in 7th place, with 31 points won, after 9 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they won away to Olympique Marseille by (0‑1). In the last match, they lost at home to Nice by (0‑1). This is a team that, curiously, has more positive results away than at home, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with a total of 25 goals scored and 22 conceded. At home, he won 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses, with a total of 20 goals scored and 21 conceded. In the league, Lens won 17 points out of 30 possible points, after 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their league matches as a visitor, the most frequent result at half-time was 1‑0 (4 out of 11 games). Defensive solidity has not been their strong point, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but their offense has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 21 games in this competition, he only managed 1 comeback in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Lens comes unmotivated for this match after a defeat at home, by 0-1, receiving Nice. The visiting team will be able to use a tactical system in 5-3-2, and should adopt a neutral stance, taking into account that they are slightly better in the league table, relative to their “enemy”. In this scheme, the two players who will occupy more advanced zones on the field are Ignatius Ganago and Florian Sotoca. It should be noted that the player who will put his vision of the game into practice, with the objective of defining the best attacks of his team, is the Frenchman Gael Kakuta. Coach Franck Haise should have only one absence for this meeting, due to injury: Cheick Traoré.
Montpellier – Lens FREE TIPS
Lens – Win @ 2.55
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90