Ace Football previews the Ligue 1 round 15 match between Montpellier and Lens and offers team news, stats and a free betting tip with the latest odds.
Lens visit Stade de la Mosson this coming Friday for a Ligue 1 fixture with home side Montpellier.
Montpellier are number 13 in the Ligue 1 table with 13 points after 14 matches. Lens rank number 6 with 22 points after 14 matches played.
Form: Montpellier vs Lens
A solitary draw point prevents Montpellier from having nothing to show for their previous three games. They came up short in a 1-3 defeat against Brest, before drawing 1-1 with Clermont Foot. They came up empty-handed once again when Monaco ran out as 2-0 winners. Montpellier just have a single home win to show from their efforts in the past six Ligue 1 matches at the Stade de la Mosson. They also drew three and lost two of these six encounters, in which they scored six and conceded seven goals.
Six points are what Lens have to show from their past three matches, as they beat Clermont Foot by 0-3. This was followed by a 6-0 defeat against Arsenal, before winning 3-2 against Lyon. In their last six away matches in the Ligue 1, Lens won twice, while also recording two draws. They endured two defeats in this run, with a scoreline from these matches saying six goals conceded and five scored.
Betting facts for Montpellier and Lens
Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when betting on the upcoming match between Montpellier and Lens. The facts are based on the data from matches played across all tournaments.
- In 7 of the last 8 Montpellier matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Montpellier have not won 9 of the last 11 matches
- Montpellier have not won 9 of the last 11 home matches
- In 4 of the last 5 Montpellier home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Montpellier have not lost 4 of the last 5 home matches
- Lens have not lost 12 of the last 14 matches
- Lens have not won 10 of the last 12 away matches
- In 7 of the last 8 Lens away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In the last 3 Lens matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In 5 of the last 7 Lens away matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
Players on top: Montpellier vs Lens
Looking at the market for a goalscorer, it seems a good idea to side with Teji Savanier, who is performing well for Montpellier. He found the back of the net twice in his most recent Ligue 1 outings. He’ll be out to add more goals against Lens. The visitors will be looking to Przemyslaw Frankowski to find the net once again, after managing two Ligue 1 goals for Lens in recent matches.
Popular betting markets: Montpellier vs Lens
Stade de la Mosson witnessed Montpellier winning two of their 10 latest home matches across all tournaments. They drew four and lost four in this run. Lens won two of their previous 10 games away, drew three and lost five. In Ligue 1, Lens have hit a nice vein of form, not losing any of their last nine games.
Both teams to score
Amazingly, Montpellier scored the first goal of the match in just two out of the last ten games at home. Lens got the opening goal in four out of their last ten away games. Montpellier managed two wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches across all tournaments. Montpellier have scored in seven consecutive home meetings with Lens.
Montpellier witnessed over 2.5 goals in five of their previous ten matches across all tournaments in which they averaged one goal a game. Over 2.5 goals came up in four of Lens’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.3 goals in these matches.
Betting suggestion: Montpellier vs Lens
In conclusion, the upcoming game between Montpellier and Lens 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.