Match Preview: Montpellier 1-0 Lyon Prediction and Betting Tips | Ligue 1

Montpellier – Lyon betting tips for today, August 27, 2019

Kick-off: 18:00 Montpellier – Lyon
Football: FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 3
Tip: X2
Odds: 1.33
Bookmaker: Unibet
Match Result: 1:0 LOST

Match Preview

Despite suffering defeat in just one of their last seven Ligue 1 (L1) home matches (W3, D3, L1), Montpellier know that scoring first could be crucial. Indeed, each of Montpellier’s last six L1 fixtures have produced under 2.5 goals.
Montpellier have failed to score in just two of their last 18 L1 home matches, although one of those blanks came in their first home match of this campaign. Regardless, fans can expect a tight defensive display just before the break, with Montpellier being the only L1 side not to concede a home goal in the 15 minutes before the break last term.
Lyon are not only the top scorers in the league (nine goals), but they are also yet to concede a goal. Moreover, the visitors have won each of their last five league fixtures, while scoring an average of 3.8 goals per game during that run.
Scoring first in this game could be equally vital to Lyon’s chances, as they are unbeaten in the last 11 L1 away games where they have grabbed the match opener (W8, D3). However, the last time a Lyon side won their first three L1 fixtures in a campaign on the trot was back in 2001/02.
Players to watch: Montpellier’s 2018/19 league top scorer, Andy Delort, has netted four of his last six league goals in the first 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, Lyon joint-top scorer Memphis Depay has scored each of his three L1 goals in the 15 minutes either side of the break.
Stat attack: Montpellier’s two opening L1 fixtures have seen the first goal arriving in the opening 30 minutes.
Lyon have scored a third (three) of their nine league goals this term in the 31st-45th minute period – a league high.
None of the last 24 top-flight H2H meetings held here have ended goalless.