Montpellier vs. Olympique Lyonnais 9/15/20 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montpellier 1-0-1, Olympique Lyonnais 1-1-0
9/15/20 3 pm
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Montpellier is hosting Olympique Lyonnais at Stade de la Mosson in the postponed game of round 1 in the French Ligue 1.
Montpellier has played 2 games so far in Ligue 1, and they have 1 loss and 1 win, alongside 3 conceded goals and 4 scored goals. With 3 points, Montpellier is in 13th place in the standings. In their last match against Nice at home, Montpellier has had only 37% of ball possession, but massive 13 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 76% of the correct passes. Montpellier might have had less possession, but their counterattacks were brutal. Montpellier has won this match 3-1. Congre and Laborde have each scored 2 goals for Montpellier so far. There are no injuries in Montpellier so far, but Mollet is suspended because of the red card. Montpellier ended the last season in 8th place, and they were solid in the preseason, but they have been a little shaky at the beginning of this season, especially on the defensive end. There is a lot of talent in Montpellier’s team, and once their defense is settled and they get a little bit more control of possession, Montpellier could be in the race for the Europa League.
Lyon hasn’t played any friendly games in the preseason because they were playing in the Champions League, which is why their first game of the season was postponed. Lyon is in 10th place in the standings with 4 points, 4 scored goals, and only 1 conceded goal in 2 games. In their last match in Ligue 1 against Bordeaux on the road just a few days ago, Lyon was the better team with 55% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a solid 82% of the correct passes. This was a tough game with strong defenses and not very effective offenses. The final score was 0-0. There have been rumors that Lyon’s best player Memphis Depay is leaving the club for Barcelona, but the clubs haven’t agreed on the cost yet, and as of right now, Depay is still Lyon’s player. Depay is Lyon’s top goalscorer this season with 3 goals. There are no injuries or suspensions in Lyon as of right now. Unfortunately for Lyon, they will not be playing in the Champions League or the Europa League this season because they were in 7th place when the last season got canceled, which might be a good thing for Lyon because they can focus only on Ligue 1 and taking PSG down from the throne.
Montpellier hasn’t lost any of their last 7 home games, while they haven’t lost any of their last 3 home games against Lyon. This one could go either way in my opinion, but both teams are playing well in the attacking end, and for that reason, I will pick something on goals in this match.