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Montpellier
Montpellier
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Lens
Lens
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1st Half
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45'
2nd Half
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90'
France: Ligue 1 2023-2024
Round 15
MON
0 : 0
LEN
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REN
1 : 2
MON
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PAR
2 : 1
NAN
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NIC
2 : 1
REI
France: Ligue 1 2023-2024
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STR
2 : 1
HAV
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CLE
0 : 0
LIL
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MET
0 : 1
BRE
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LYO
3 : 0
TOU
France: Ligue 1 2023-2024
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LOR
2 : 4
MAR
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Commentary
Line Ups
Stats
Events
Montpellier
Lens
11' Yellow Card
K. Danso
Tripping
K. Danso
14' Yellow Card
P. Frankowski
Tripping
P. Frankowski
K. Yeboah
Substitute 56'
In:K. Yeboah
Out:Mousa Al Tamari
65' Substitute
In:W. Saïd
Out:A. Thomasson
W. Saïd
65' Substitute
In:A. Fulgini
Out:David Costa
A. Fulgini
S. Delaye
Substitute 65'
In:S. Delaye
Out:K. Fayad
F. Sacko
Substitute 70'
In:F. Sacko
Out:E. Tchato
72' Substitute
In:N. Mendy
Out:S. Samed
N. Mendy
72' Substitute
In:M. Guilavogui
Out:S. Wahi
M. Guilavogui
79' Substitute
In:A. Diouf
Out:N. El Aynaoui
A. Diouf
S. Delaye
Yellow Card 84'
S. Delaye
Holding
J. Ferri
Yellow Card 90' +3'
J. Ferri
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7.9
40
B. Lecomte
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7.2
14
M. Estève
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7.5
6
C. Jullien
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7.2
27
B. Omeragić
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6.5
35
L. Mincarelli Davin
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7.2
13
J. Chotard
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7.6
11
T. Savanier
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6.6
29
E. Tchato
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6.6
22
K. Fayad
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6.3
8
A. Adams
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6.3
9
Mousa Al Tamari
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7.3
30
B. Samba
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7
14
F. Medina
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7.5
4
K. Danso
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7.3
24
J. Gradit
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7.2
29
P. Frankowski
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6.9
6
S. Samed
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7.9
23
N. El Aynaoui
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6.9
2
R. Aguilar
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7.2
10
David Costa
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6.9
28
A. Thomasson
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6.6
9
S. Wahi
Montpellier
40
g
7.9
7.2
7.5
14
d
7.2
29
d
70'
6.6
7.6
13
m
7.2
56'
6.3
8
f
6.3
22
m
65'
6.6
Substitutes
23
f
56'
6.6
19
f
65'84'
7
77
d
70'
6.5
16
g
37
d
12
m
90'
Lens
30
g
7.3
24
d
7.3
4
d
11'
7.5
14
d
7
6.9
79'
7.9
6
m
72'
6.9
14'
7.2
65'
6.9
65'
7.2
9
f
72'
6.6
Substitutes
22
f
65'
6.3
11
m
65'
6.6
26
m
72'
7
16
g
25
d
18
m
79'
6.3
72'
6.3
Coach
Montpellier
Lens
Off Target 14
On Target 4
On Target 5
Off Target 8
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 2d Yellow > Red Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
4 Corners 3
16 Fouls 11
0 Offsides 1
34 Ball Possession 66
18 Shots 13
4 Shots on Goal 5
0 Goals 0
6 Shots off Goal 4
8 Blocked Shots 4
9 Shots insidebox 10
9 Shots outsidebox 3
5 Goalkeeper Saves 4
291 Total passes 573
188 Passes accurate 480
Montpellier
Goalkeepers
Field Players
Lens
Goalkeepers
Field Players
Cards
11'
Yellow Card
14'
Yellow Card
Yellow Card
84'
Yellow Card
90'
+3
Referee: S. Frappart

Introduction

A fascinating Ligue 1 clash is set to unfold at Stade de la Mosson-Mondial 98 on December 8th, 2023, as Montpellier prepares to take on Lens. As the teams gear up for this mid-season matchup, it's an opportune moment for football aficionados and bettors alike to evaluate both sides' strengths, weaknesses, and recent performances. Montpellier will aim to capitalize on home advantage to improve their form, while Lens will look to maintain their momentum to solidify a stronger position in the top tier of French football.

Match Analysis

Montpellier's recent run in Ligue 1 has been challenging, with the team finding themselves in a bit of a rut — their last five games have resulted in a single draw and a concerning four losses. Scoring seems to be a major issue for the side, having scored just twice in their last five games, and defensively, they've been leaking goals with 10 conceded in the same span. On the other hand, Lens has been enjoying a far more fruitful period, with their recent form looking very strong. They have secured four victories and one draw, finding the back of the net 11 times while conceding only thrice.

Recent Form

Looking closer at the individual match outcomes for Montpellier, it's evident that the team is struggling both defensively and offensively, having scored in only 30% of their last ten fixtures and failing to keep a clean sheet in 80% of those games. Conversely, Lens boasts a scoring rate in 70% of their last ten matches and have impressively kept their opponents from scoring in 50% of those encounters.

Head to Head

  • The most recent competitive meet on February 25th, 2023, ended in a 1-1 draw.
  • Friendly encounters suggest a slight edge for Lens, as they've won both matches played against Montpellier in 2022.
  • Looking at the competitive fixtures, Lens tends to outperform Montpellier with 80% wins in their last five meetings.

Prediction

Taking into account current form, head-to-head history, and standings in the league, the prediction appears to lean towards an away win for Lens. In addition, considering Montpellier's scoring difficulties and Lens's defensive solidity, a bet on Lens to keep a clean sheet could be of value. For an over/under goals bet, under 2.5 goals seems plausible, reflecting Montpellier's low scoring games. For Asian handicap betting, Lens could be given a -1 handicap, given their upper hand in recent form and head-to-head meetings. Lastly, given the recent match outcomes, betting on Lens to win either half could also be considered a safe option.

To sum up, Lens's impressive run of form and their relative dominance in head-to-head matches against Montpellier make them favorites in this Ligue 1 encounter. Thus, the prediction is for a full-time score favoring Lens, taking into consideration a potentially low-scoring affair.

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