Montpellier vs Lens Betting Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 French Ligue 1
When is Montpellier vs Lens on and what time does it start? Montpellier vs Lens will take place on Friday 8th December, 2023 – 20:00 (UK)
Where can I get tickets for Montpellier vs Lens? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
What TV channel is Montpellier vs Lens on in the UK? TNT Sports have the rights to Ligue 1 matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule for Montpellier vs Lens
Where can I stream Montpellier vs Lens in the UK? If Montpellier vs Lens is televised on TNT Sports, then subscribers can stream the match live on discovery+
Montpellier Herault begin the 15th match day of the 2023/24 Ligue 1 campaign sitting in the bottom-half of the table, just above the bottom three and the relegation playoff places. The home team sit just a point above Lorient, who currently occupy the end of season Ligue 1/Ligue 2 relegation/promotion playoff place.
The hosts come into this one on the back of a 2-0 defeat away to Monaco in their most recent outing, last weekend, as they sit in the top three. They are now winless in their last five matches in Ligue 1 and they have struggled in attack with two goals scored in their last four matches and they have failed to score in six of their last ten games.
Under the management of Franck Haise, Lens have recovered from a slow start to the campaign to propel themselves back towards the top five and European spots. The northerners continued their fine form domestically with an entertaining 3-2 defeat of bottom-of-the-table Olympique Lyonnais last weekend, coming from 1-0 down early on.
Lens have now enjoyed three successive Ligue 1 victories and are unbeaten in their last nine matches in the league, keeping six clean sheets in that time. In fact, their 6-0 hammering at the hands of Arsenal last week was their only defeat in their last 13 matches across all competitions since the middle of September.
THE TEAM NEWS
Montpellier have several injury concerns for this weekend as they are missing the likes of Kiki Kouyate, Arnaud Nordin and Jordan Ferri.
PREDICTED XI (5-4-1): Lecomte; Sacko, Omeragic, Jullien, Esteve, Mincarelli Davin; Al-Taamari, Savanier, Chotard, Khazri; Adams
UNAVAILABLE: Kouyate (Suspended), Nordin (Injured), Sainte-Luce (Injured), Ferri (Injured), Leo Leroy (Injured), Sylla (Injured)
Lens are missing Florian Sotoca, who was sent off last weekend, as well as long-term injury absentees, Jimmy Cabot and Wuilker Farinez.
PREDICTED XI (3-4-2-1): Samba; Gradit, Danso, Medina; Aguilar, El Aynaoui, Abdul Samed, Machado; Costa, Thomasson; Said
UNAVAILABLE: Sotoca (Suspended), Sishuba (Injured), Cabot (Injured), Farinez (Injured)
Coached by Armenian, Michel Der Zakarian, Montpellier Herault are in serious danger of falling down into Ligue 2. The 2011 Ligue 1 winners have managed just three victories in their 14 matches so far this season and they now face a Lens side that are now in excellent form as they try and replicate finishing as runners’ up last year. A fairly comfortable away win is to be expected for this one with this being a fairly uneven contest based on their results.
BETTING TIP: LENS TO WIN