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RC Lens arrive at Stade de la Mosson on Sunday for the Ligue 1 clash with home team Montpellier.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Montpellier v RC Lens game - along with the latest match odds.
Montpellier go into this match after a 1-1 Ligue 1 drawn match versus Strasbourg.
In that game, Montpellier managed 54% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Montpellier was Florent Mollet (12'). Strasbourg got 6 shots at goal with 3 on target. Kévin Gameiro (28') scored for Strasbourg.
It’s not been often in recent games that Montpellier have shown defensive steel. In fact, Montpellier have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 9 goals during that time. That sort of pattern might not be carried forward here, though.
Analysis of their past results shows that Montpellier:
- are undefeated in their last 4 league matches at home.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 matches in the league.
RC Lens will come into the meeting following a 2-0 Ligue 1 win over Reims in their previous outing.
In that game, RC Lens managed 61% possession and 13 shots on goal with 7 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for RC Lens was Arnaud Kalimuendo-Muinga (45', 52'). At the other end, Stade de Reims got 3 attempts at goal with 0 on target.
In the course of their six most recent matches, Franck Haise's RC Lens have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 11 times thus earning them the goals scored per game average of 1.83.
Their past results show that RC Lens:
- are undefeated by Montpellier in away games against them for the last 3 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head clashes stretching back to 07/11/2010 shows that Montpellier have won 2 of these games & RC Lens 3, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 22 overall which averages out at 3.67 goals per match.
The last league clash featuring these sides was Ligue 1 match day 22 on 30/01/2021 which ended up with the score at Montpellier 1-2 RC Lens.
On that occasion, Montpellier had 55% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 7 on target. The scorer was Elye Wahi (78').
For their opponents, RC Lens had 11 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Cheick Doucouré (7') and Gaël Kakuta (67') scored.
The match was refereed by Amaury Delerue.
Team News: Montpellier
There’s just one fitness concern for the Montpellier manager Olivier Dall’Oglio to be concerned with thanks to an otherwise robust set of players. Pedro Mendes (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out.
Team News: RC Lens
Thanks to a mainly available squad, there is just the lone fitness problem for the RC Lens manager Franck Haise to contend with. Corentin Jean (Thigh Problems) won’t be in action. Facundo Medina cannot play in this game through suspension.
When taking everything into account, Montpellier will need to push hard to see themselves scoring against this RC Lens team who we think should manage to score & go ahead.
We’re going for a narrow 0-1 win for RC Lens at the end of the 90 minutes.
There should be little in it.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade de la Mosson (32,900)
Captain: Téji Savanier
Chairman: Laurent Nicollin
Manager: Olivier Dall’Oglio
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 13
⭐ Star Man: Valère Germain
Customarily deployed in the Striker position, Valère Germain was born in Marseille, France. Having played his first senior match for Monaco in the 2010 - 2011 season, the goalscoring Forward has hit 3 league goals in the Ligue 1 2021 - 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 5 appearances.