Montpellier v Lyon Betting Tips: 2 AH-0.25, 2019-08-27

International Football Tips

Ligue 1
Tuesday 27th August 2019
Kickoff: 1800hrs
Pick: Lyon AH-0.25
Bookmaker: Betfred
Odds: 1.80 (odds taken at 23:57 GMT, 26 August 2019)

1 X 2
3.60 3.40 2.05

* (All betting odds displayed were correct as of August 26 2019 at 23:57)

There’s just the one match being played on Tuesday night in the French top flight but our next preview features the clash between Montpellier and Lyon in Ligue 1 as the betting tips continue at the Stade de la Mosson.

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Montpellier Prediction – Can Montpellier kick into gear?

After just 2 matches of the new French top flight season, Tuesday night’s hosts, Montpellier, find themselves in the lower regions of Ligue 1 with just 1 point to their name, courtesy of a 1-1 draw away at Bordeaux 10 days ago.

Montpellier’s start to this new Ligue 1 season didn’t get off to the best of starts as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Rennes at their Stade de la Mosson, and recent results overall in the domestic top flight haven’t been entirely convincing for Montpellier.

Just 1 win out of their last 6 matches seems to confirm this with their one highlight during this sequence being a 1-0 win away at Saint-Etienne which was towards the end of last season in mid-May. Form on home turf has also dipped in recent times.

The hosts are without a home win in Ligue 1 from their last 3 matches with back-to-back 1-1 draws with Amiens and Nantes, followed by this season’s opening defeat to Rennes, so despite holding home advantage on Tuesday night against Lyon, Montpellier are far from being guaranteed of success here.


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Lyon Prediction – Can Olympiakos extend winning streak?

Admittedly, it’s only 2 matches into the new season for Lyon but the visitors are currently riding high and in 2nd place ahead of their trip to Montpellier on Tuesday night, having recorded a 100% winning record from their impressive start to this new Ligue 1 season.

Back-to-back wins against Monaco 3-0 away from home and a 6-0 thrashing of Angers on the weekend before last at their Groupama Stadium have resulted in Lyon scoring a total of 9 goals from their opening two matches of the season together with recording clean sheets in both matches too.

Another 3 points from this clash with Montpellier would see Lyon move top of the early Ligue 1 standings on a superior goal difference, and having won their last 5 league matches on the trot and 7 of their last 8 in the French top flight, the visitors look set to add to their points tally on Tuesday night.

Lyon have also won their last 4 away matches on the trot in Ligue 1 too with victories registered at Bordeaux 3-2, Marseille 3-0, Nimes 3-2 and a 3-0 win at Monaco. You’ll also notice that Lyon have scored 3 goals in each of these last 4 away matches as well, so there could be further goals on the agenda in Tuesday night’s encounter.


Key-Facts – Montpellier v Lyon

  • Montpellier have won just 1 of their last 6 matches in Ligue 1
  • Lyon have won 7 of their last 8 matches overall in Ligue 1
  • Lyon have scored 3 goals in each of their last 4 away matches in Ligue 1


Betting Tips Verdict

Although Montpellier have home advantage, Lyon are building early momentum and look one of the teams to beat early on in this Ligue 1 season.