Ligue 1 Prediction (06 October 2013)

Updated: October 3, 2013
FOOTBALL : Montpellier vs Sochaux - Ligue 1 - 24/08/2013

Match Preview: Montpellier vs. Lyon 

Match Date: 06 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Stade de la Mosson


Will Montpellier go for its 6th draw?
Montpellier just clinched its 5th draw this season when they encounter the brave Ajaccio. The stalemate spell has been lingering in Stade de la Mosson for quite some time now. Such result slowly turns into an invisible glass ceiling that prevents Montpellier from making an upward move in the ranking.
Going against Lyon, Jean Hernandez hopes for a convincing sweep in their next match. A draw is fine. But a victory collects more points. Hernandez admitted Montpellier’s forward issue, stating that this has led to the failure to convert.


On the other hand, Lyon’s current situation shares similarities with Montpellier. They too, have ended in a draw when they fought Lille.


With both clubs showing dissatisfaction in their past performance, the upcoming match will decide which between Montpellier and Lyon deserves more points.


Football betting tip: Montpellier 1: 0 Lyon


Although Lyon has a higher rank than Montpellier, the latter possess a better form and they will most probably clinch their second win this time around.


Montpellier has never lost this season. Majority of its matches ended in a draw. So far, they have only won once.


Meanwhile, Lyon, indeed has collected more points than Montpellier. But just like Montpellier, they too, have only won once. Moreover, they already lost thrice in 3 of their last 8 matches. Given this aspect at hand, it is clear that Montpellier has the edge unless it ended in yet another draw.



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Match Preview: Bordeaux vs. Sochaux 

Match Date: 06 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Stade Jacques Chaban-Delmas


With no one to lead Sochaux, Bordeaux has the opportunity to collect more points and climb a notch higher in Ligue 1.


Éric Hély’s resignation left Sochaux scouting for a new manager. The club is one of the league’s bottom two. It has only won once in its last 8 matches and has only collected 5 points.


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While Sochaux searches for a fast replacement, their current situation is music to Bordeaux’s ears. The club is holding on to dear life as it is also on the brink of dropping into the relegation zone. Occupying the 17th spot, they cannot afford to lose. Otherwise, they might find themselves rallying for survival soon.


Football betting tip: Bordeaux 2-0 Sochaux

Given their current form, Bordeaux’s advantage is evident in the match. Their form and readiness gives them the edge over their opponents. Sochaux has been defeated during its last 3 away matches. Caught up in a similar situation, there is a slim chance for Sochaux to survive this encounter.




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