Lille vs Montpellier (By: Dajkula)

Lille faces Montpellier in round 25 of the Ligue 1. This promises to be a highly contested match as Lille is just behind PSG, on second, while Montpellier is 6`th with a game more to play. Lille has 49 points and 15-4-5 till now. That is also 3 more than Lyon plus a game at hand. If they can win this, Lille would be in great position to Lyon which also has CL to think about.

Montpellier has 37 points and 9-10-4 so far. As we can see they rarely lose matches and play a similar style at home and away. They don`t score much but are very hard to break down having the second best defense of the league. Montpellier has been consistent all season long but they are really lacking wins lately. They won one time in 8 matches and that was against the bottom-placed Caen at home. They also took 5 draws from those and they have also drawn the last 3 away. That hasn`t happened since 93. Those draws were against Dijon, Rennes, and Nimes. Quite uncomfortable sides but with not the biggest attacking threat.

Under the manager Christophe Gaultier, the ex Lille player, the team has risen to great heights. They almost relegated in the previous season but now are second with no other matches to worry about. Lille dropped out of the cup against Rennes but they had a man sent off early on and that affected the match greatly. The team is on a great run of 5 wins in a row and they are clicking in the attack. With the prolific Pepe(24-16), Bamba(24-9) and the Portuguese Mbappe - Rafael Leao(14-7) they are spoiled for options. Lille has the second best attack of the league but is also quite composed at home. Here they have 8-3-1 and 25:9 gd.

There no great worries for Lille besides the suspended defender Soumaoro(16-0) and Reinildo(def.0-0).

Montpellier will be missing Aguilar(def.21-1) and Delort(att.23-9) who is also the co-top scorer. These are quite important missings. Especially since Montpellier scores little.

Lille has won 5 of the last 8 against Montpellier and the last time it was 1:0 away. At home, they played 1:1.

This will not be the easiest match for Lille but I fancy them to come on top.

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Lille vs Montpellier predictions

Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Lille Pinnacle 1.88 8 0-0 LOST (-8 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
Lille vs Montpellier betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Dajkula).
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