Ligue 1 Match Preview: Montpellier vs. Lille

Updated: October 10, 2013

Match Date: 19 October 2013 (local)

Match Venue: Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier



After laboring on a seemingly tedious streak of deadlocks, Montpellier have finally broken the monotony by thrashing Lyon in a very riveting 5-1 victory in their most recent battle in the turf. This caused the side to climb up the table by three spots and occupy the league’s eighth highest placement. La Paillade are hoping to replicate the same win when they meet with Lille on the tournament’s tenth week. However, with key players like Victor Montano and Siaka Tiene sidelined, it would be a tough task for Jean Fernandez’s men to do such a feat. Hopefully, other potential players would step up their game and deliver breakthrough performances that would surprise even the most skeptical of the side’s decriers.



As far as their last four matches are concerned, Lille have remained undefeated. The side have practically buried their poor innings in their match against Nice after sweeping high-voltage clean sheets in their subsequent tourneys. Sochaux, Evian TG, Lyon, and Ajaccio all went home with zero goals to ink their scoreboard; thanks largely to the indestructible defense provided by Soumaoro, Beria, Souare, and their other colleagues. Les Dogues are now ranked third in the league table, their best placement this season so far.


Football betting tip: The sides’ penultimate meeting saw Lille slam their opponents in a 4-1 finish. Prior to that, Montpellier run across the pitch as the winning side. In their most recent match, however, the sides fought neck-and-neck that they ended their battle in a goal-less draw. In this upcoming fixture, a much well-equipped Lille will leave the grass-floored court victorious.


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