Montpellier – Lille Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips – 23.12.2020

⚽ Montpellier – Lille Predictions

Montpellier – Lille Tips and Odds. December 23, 21:00 FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 17.

Montpellier – Lille Preview

  • Montpellier’s 2-2 draw with Stade Brestois 29 (Dec 20) was their first stalemate in nine Ligue 1 (L1) matches (W5, L3) and kept them firmly in the mix for European qualification (W8, D3, L5). A force as games progress, they’ve netted after the 65th minute in five of their last seven league fixtures.
  • However, ‘La Paillade’ have not kept a clean sheet in any of their eight L1 home games this term, and have conceded 2+ goals in their last four. Without a home league draw this season (W4, L4), they’ve also conceded five (62.5%) of eight second-half goals at home after the 75th minute. Nevertheless, they’ve only been trailing at HT once in home league matches this term (HT: W3, D4).
  • Also drawing last time out, Lille’s goalless outing against Paris Saint-Germain (Dec 20) was further evidence to suggest they are genuine title contenders and it extended their unbeaten L1 run to six games (W4, D2). Another win here should see them top of the table at Christmas and they’ll take confidence from a four-match unbeaten record in L1 H2Hs against their opponents (W2, D2).
  • Winning on the road against Dijon (Dec 16) saw ‘Le LOSC’ improve their L1 away record this term (W3, D3, L1) and they are now unbeaten in 83.33% of such matches entered as favourites this campaign. This is perhaps unsurprising considering they’ve scored in ten consecutive L1 away games.
  • Players to watch: Montpellier are unbeaten across the last nine competitive goalscoring games that Andy Delort has found the net (W7, D2) since he scored during last year’s 2-1 defeat at Lille. If the visitors are to repeat that H2H win then Timothy Weah may be involved – his two competitive goals this term came after the 70th minute.
  • Hot stat: Lille are the only team in L1 this season that are yet to finish a game having conceded exactly two goals.
Head-to-head matches: MONTPELLIER – LILLE
13.12.19 L1 Lille Montpellier 2 : 1
17.02.19 L1 Lille Montpellier 0 : 0
04.12.18 L1 Montpellier Lille 0 : 1
10.03.18 L1 Lille Montpellier 1 : 1
25.11.17 L1 Montpellier Lille 3 : 0

FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 17
Montpellier – Lille
Kick-off: December 23, 21:00
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.40@Bwin