Today’s football predictions for Lille vs Montpellier
Lille host Montpellier in the 18th round match of Ligue1. The match will be played on Friday 13 December at 19:45 UK by Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
Lille are in third place in the standings with 28 points and 6 points behind Olympique Marseille and 11 points behind PSG. In their last 3 league matches the team achieved 3 consecutive wins, each of them winning 1:0. First they dealt with Dijon as host, then with Olympique Lyonnais as guest, and in the last round with Brest again at home. Their last game was a away visit to Chelsea of the Champions League, losing it 2:1. They did not have a chance to advance either to the elimination phase of the Champions League or the Europa League, and for that reason they were expected to lose to Stamford Bridge.
Montpellier is ranked 10th in the Ligue 1 ranking with 24 points – just 4 less than its upcoming rival. In the last round, they lost their home run to the PSG leader by 1-3. Thus, a series of six consecutive non-losing clashes was stopped, in which they recorded 2 wins and finished 4 times in equal terms. Their two successes were achieved in their field 3-0 against Toulouse and 4-2 against Amiens SC. However, in their away visit Montpellier has suffered from the start of the season as they have no win as a guest, recording 5 draws and 3 losses away from home.
Logically, the Lille team is the favorite to win the upcoming clash, as at home in Ligue 1 the team is not losing. They have an asset of 7 wins and 2 draws on their own ground, having won their last 2 households. We have already talked about the weak form as a guest of Montpellier and I do not think that they will be able to record their first away victory at home in the upcoming clash against the strong team of Lille, as I think they will lose.