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Ligue 1: Lens vs Montpellier – Betting preview

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Ace Football previews the Ligue 1 round 34 match between Lens and Montpellier and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

When Montpellier come to Stade Bollaert-Delelis for the Ligue 1 match this coming Sunday, Lens will be hoping to use their home advantage to their advantage.

Lens approach round 34 as number 6 in the Ligue 1 table with 50 points on their account so far. With 33 rounds behind them, Montpellier have amassed 40 points, placing them as number 12 in the standings.


Team form: Lens vs Montpellier

Lens Form

Lens collected four points from their previous three matches, as they were defeated 2-1 against Marseille. They retaliated in a 2-0 win against Lorient, before drawing 1-1 with Rennes. Lens claimed a middle-of-the-road three wins in their previous six matches on home soil in the Ligue 1. They also drew one and lost two, as they scored eight and conceded seven goals.

Montpellier Form

Montpellier added four points to their collection in their last three matches, which began with a 1-1 draw with Nantes. A 1-2 win against Toulouse followed, before a 0-2 defeat against Monaco in their most recent match. Montpellier came through their last six away games in the Ligue 1 with four wins. Of those six matches, they drew once and lost once in which, they scored ten and conceded eight.

Betting stats and facts for Lens and Montpellier

Here are some stats and facts that might be useful for betting on the upcoming match between Lens and Montpellier. The facts are based on the data from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all competitions.

  • Lens have scored in the last 14 matches in a row in the Ligue 1
  • Lens have scored in 22 of the last 24 home matches in the Ligue 1
  • Lens have scored in the last 12 matches in a row
  • Lens have scored in 17 of the last 19 home matches
  • In 8 of the last 9 Lens matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Montpellier have scored in the last 14 matches in a row
  • Montpellier have scored in the last 13 matches in a row in the Ligue 1
  • In 12 of the last 13 Montpellier away matches in the Ligue 1, the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 13 of the last 15 Montpellier away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 8 of the last 10 matches Montpellier played, both teams scored

Players on top: Lens vs Montpellier

While only scoring two goals in his last six outings for Lens, Florian Sotoca has been good for them over the course of the season with seven goals to his name so far. He should be highly motivated to expand of his tally against Montpellier, and he looks well worth a place in an accumulator this coming Sunday, depending on your betting strategy.

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Full-time result

Lens claimed a modest four wins from their previous 10 home matches across all tournaments. They split the points with the visiting team in three of the games, whilst losing three. Montpellier won six of their last 10 games away, drew one and lost three of the games in this run. Montpellier did not lose any of their last 5 matches away from home. Lens have beaten Montpellier in 3 consecutive home league meetings

Both teams to score

Lens scored the first goal in seven out of their last ten games. Montpellier scored the opening goal in six of the last ten games. Lens managed four wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches across all tournaments. Lens have scored in 4 consecutive home meetings with Montpellier.

Total goals

Lens saw over 2.5 goals in five of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.3 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of Montpellier’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.6 goals in these matches. Lens are on a nice streak of scoring at least once in their previous 15 matches.

Betting prediction: Lens vs Montpellier

In conclusion, the upcoming game between Lens and Montpellier seems like a decent betting opportunity. Considering the abovementioned stats and facts, we have come up with a betting suggestion for this Ligue 1 match.

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