Stade de la Mosson
Montpellier offer very little hope to their fans with their recent poor results. Despite being only 13th on the league table, they are currently winless in their last 5 league games. And during that period they lost 3 games against PSG, Stade Brest and AS Monaco, while pulling off a draw against OGC Nice and Clermont Foot.
They were uninspiring in their 2:0 defeat against AS Monaco although they were also the underdogs in that match. They were behind in 9 minutes and in the 69th minute Boubakar Kouyate was sent off for a foul. They managed to keep the scoreline the same until AS Monaco grabbed their second in the 92nd minute to seal the 2:0 win.
It would come as a surprise if Montpellier somehow get a win in this match but they wouldn't stop trying for sure. Montpellier have lost 2 of their last 3 meetings against RC Lens. The last time they won Lens at the Stade de la Mosson was back in 2021, when they won by a single goal.
RC Lens are backed to grab yet another league win against Montpellier. They remain unbeaten in the last 9 league games and they have won their last 3 league matches in a row. However the same can't be said about their champions league games after their horrible defeat at the Emirates Stadium against Arsenal FC. But they seemed to be over the defeat, as they got back to winning ways in their last league match against Olympique Lyon.
The game against Lyon was tight and RC Lens had to battle to pull off a narrow win. Lyon was first to take the lead in the 15th minute before Wesley Said’s equalizer for RC Lens in the 22nd minute. And in the second half, RC Lens went ahead as Przemyslaw Frankowski converted a spot kick in the 52nd minute. After that followed Lyon's equalizer in the 72nd minute and 2 minutes later Przemyslaw Frankowski struck again to put RC Lens back in the lead. The game ended in a 3:2 win for RC Lens.
Whether RC Lens would need to put in the same amount of effort against Montpellier is not known but they would need to be at their best to beat Montpellier here. RC Lens failed to win Montpellier in their last 2 visits to the Stade de la Mosson, as both games ended in a draw and a defeat for RC Lens.
Head to Head
The head-to-head record puts RC Lens ahead of Montpellier. RC Lens recorded 10 wins from their 20 matches against Montpellier, while Montpellier had 7 wins and they played a draw in 3 matches.
Analysis and Predictions
The general understanding is for RC Lens to pull off another win here considering the form of both clubs but it might not be an easy win for RC Lens as we can see from their past meetings.
Analysis shows that in 4 of their last 5 meetings, less than 2.5 goals were scored. RC Lens also opened the scoring in those 4 games. Another interesting stat worth considering is in 7 of their last 8 meetings, they played less than 10.5 corners.
- Away Over 4 Corners at 1.7 Odds
- Away Win or Draw and Under 3.5 Goals at 1.92 Odds
- Under 2.5 Goals at 1.95 Odds