Montpellier – Lyon : Preview & Prediction
To dominate is not to win: Lyon found it again this Thursday, on the lawn of SM Caen. Best in all compartments of the game, the OL, deprived of Fekir and Mariano, was unable to realize its opportunities. Surprised on a Norman head late in the game, the Gones have bitterly abandoned any hope of raising a new Coupe de France. Before taking off for Moscow where CSKA is waiting for him in the eighth-final first leg of the Europa League, Lyon has to bounce back in the championship at Montpellier. Relegated to five OM points, Bruno Génésio’s men now know that a qualification for the next Champions League’s play-offs will only be achieved by chaining the successes … Raised to fifth place thanks to a Nice series of four games without defeat, Montpellier would be well confirm his good intentions by driving the Lyonnais to Mosson. Still deprived of Fekir (knee), will OL be armed enough to unpin the current second best defense of the championship? Doubt is allowed …
Montpellier shared the points in the last two days of L1, against Guingamp (1-1) and Strasbourg (0-0).
The MHSC is the king of the draw this season. The Herault have already been content with one point in 12 of their 27 meetings, 45% of the time.
Two of the last four games played by Les Gones have given birth to a parity score.
Lyon will still be deprived of Fekir, injured knee. But we saw this week against Caen (1-0 defeat) in the Coupe de France how much the Olympian group was in trouble to realize its opportunities without his international …
The first leg at the Parc OL ended in a 0-0 without any flavor, after a game locked by the Héraultais.
Lyon absolutely needs to take the three points but will still suffer from the absence of the fabulous Fekir. If they should logically hold the leather, the Olympians will inevitably have difficulties to cross the current second best defense of Ligue 1 … Sixth, Montpellier would not be against taking a point against Lyonnais, while Nantes, 7th tied points, moves to Marseille a little later in the day … King of the draw (12 in 27 days), the MHSC could well limit the Gones. The N in singles must be attempted!
Montpellier – Lyon : Betting Tips
Lyon – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70