Lyon vs Montpellier Match Info
Date: Sunday March 17 2019
Kick-off time: 1.30pm GMT
Venue: Groupama Stadium
Referee: Clement Turpin
Lyon vs Montpellier Head-To-Head Record
Last 5 matches
December 22 2018: Montpellier 1-1 Lyon
March 4 2018: Montpellier 1-1 Lyon
February 7 2018 (Coupe de France): Montpellier 1-2 Lyon
December 13 2017 (French League Cup): Montpellier 4-1 Lyon
November 19 2017: Lyon 0-0 Montpellier
Total head-to-head league matches played since 1994-95: 37
Lyon wins: 18
Montpellier wins: 9
Lyon vs Montpellier Stats
- Montpellier have won only one of their last nine matches away to Lyon
- Both teams have scored in six of Lyon’s latest seven home games
- BTTS has also occurred in six of Montpellier’s last seven matches
Lyon vs Montpellier Match Preview
After exiting the Champions League this week, Lyon can now focus on trying to get back among Europe’s elite for next term – but there are no guarantees they will beat Montpellier.
Les Gones were gone in eight minutes from the continent’s elite club competition on Wednesday when, still in with a chance at 2-1 down to Barcelona, they conceded three quick goals to extinguish their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals.
But Bruno Genesio’s side are on course to fill the third position in Ligue 1 which they also occupied at the end of last season, although in-form Marseille are closing up on them rapidly.
Montpellier, however, will be no pushovers here. The shock 2012 French champions are in with a real chance of qualifying for the Europa League as they sit seventh in the table and their only defeat in the last six away games came against champions Paris Saint-Germain.
Michel Der Zakarian’s team drew away to second-placed Lille last month and performed a smash-and-grab raid to win 2-1 at Bordeaux the last time they hit the road.
With the last three league meetings between these clubs having been drawn, there looks to be real value in keeping Montpellier on side here and their recent away record also suggests they could be capable of pulling off an upset.
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Lyon vs Montpellier Betting Tips
Montpellier/Draw double chance @ 9/5 with bet365
Nabil Fekir anytime goalscorer @ 8/5 with Paddy Power