Montpellier vs Lorient Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Montpellier vs Lorient Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Montpellier and Lorient will be facing each other at the Stade de la Mosson on Saturday night, with both sides looking to build on their recent victories in Ligue 1. Montpellier picked up a 0-2 victory on the road at Caen last time out thanks to two second-half goals from Stephane Sessegnon and Nanitamo Ikone. On the other hand, Lorient fought back from one-goal down to secure a 1-4 away win at Lyon last weekend thanks to a brace from Benjamin Moukandjo and two other goals from Sylvain Marveaux and Majeed Waris. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT.

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Betting Predictions and Tips

Montpellier should be able to pick up another victory in this one as they have enjoyed a decent run of form on home soil throughout this Ligue 1 campaign, losing just four of their 15 home league games. Furthermore, Montpellier have won four of their last five home meetings with Lorient in Ligue 1, keeping a clean sheet in three of these.

Montpellier to win at 10/11

Over 2.5 goals at 13/20

Montpellier Preview

Montpellier finally returned to winning ways in Ligue 1 last weekend thanks to a comfortable 0-2 victory on the road at Caen. Prior to this result, Montpellier were on a five-game winless streak in the league, losing four and drawing once in the process. Their form over the past two months has been a complete mixed bag with five defeats, four wins and one draw in their last ten league outings. This leaves Montpellier only in 14th position in the standings with 36 points after 32 rounds, just five points clear of the bottom three. Scoring goals hasn’t been a problem for Montpellier so far this season, as they managed an impressive tally of 45 goals in 32 league games. Steve Mounie and Ryad Boudebouz have been Montpellier’s most prolific players in front of goal so far this season, as the pair bagged 23 goals and ten assists between them. However, Montpellier haven’t been that prolific at the other end of the pitch, as they have one of the leakiest defences in the division with 55 goals conceded in 32 league outings. Their recent home form has also been a problem, as Montpellier have only won once in their last five home league fixtures.

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Lorient Preview

Lorient were on a terrible run of form between the middle of February to the middle of March, but it appears they managed to put their Ligue 1 campaign back on track recently. They come into this tie on the back of three consecutive victories, including an impressive 1-4 away win at Lyon last weekend. Lorient looked solid going forward during this run, having scored eight goals in the process. Due to their recent run of form, Lorient now sit in the first relegation-placed tied on 31 points with the 17th-placed Nancy, just one point behind safety. Conceding has been an issue for Lorient, as they hold the worst defensive record in the division with 62 goals conceded in 32 league games. Their away form throughout this Ligue 1 campaign has also been a problem, as they have only won three of their 16 league trips. However, they looked incredibly strong in their last two league trips, scoring at least three goals in each of these. Head-to-head, Lorient are undefeated in their last three meetings with Montpellier in all competitions, registering one win and two draws. Benjamin Moukandjo is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with 12 goals under his belt, while Majeed Waris has helped the team with eight goals and five assists in his 29 league appearances.

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Montpellier Team News

Jonathan Ligali and Rodrigue Ninga Casimir are both missing through injury, while Cedric Mongongu is a doubt.

Lorient Team News

Mathieu Philippe Peybernes, Jeremie Aliadiere, Maxime Barthelme and Alexis Claude Maurice are all doubts, but Francois Bellugou is out through suspension. The good news is that Michael Ciani, Pape Abdou Paye, Walib Mesloub and Benjamin Moukandjo are all back in training.

Montpellier saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Montpellier saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Lorient

Lorient saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Montpellier

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Montpellier Form Guide

Montpellier Team Logo

Montpellier

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
D H

15-09-2018

Ligue 1

Strasbourg Team Logo Strasbourg

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

22-09-2018

Ligue 1

Nice Team Logo Nice

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

26-09-2018

Ligue 1

Caen Team Logo Caen

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

30-09-2018

Ligue 1

Nimes Team Logo Nimes

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

06-10-2018

Ligue 1

Guingamp Team Logo Guingamp

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

21-10-2018

Ligue 1

Bordeaux Team Logo Bordeaux

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

27-10-2018

Ligue 1

Toulouse Team Logo Toulouse

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

30-10-2018

League Cup

Nantes Team Logo Nantes

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

04-11-2018

Ligue 1

Marseille Team Logo Marseille

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-11-2018

Ligue 1

Angers Team Logo Angers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Lorient Form Guide

Lorient Team Logo

Lorient

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
D H

21-09-2018

Ligue 2

Clermont Foot Team Logo Clermont Foot

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

28-09-2018

Ligue 2

Orleans Team Logo Orleans

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

05-10-2018

Ligue 2

Nancy Team Logo Nancy

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

12-10-2018

Club Friendlies

Guingamp Team Logo Guingamp

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

20-10-2018

Ligue 2

Brest Team Logo Brest

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

26-10-2018

Ligue 2

Metz Team Logo Metz

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

31-10-2018

League Cup

Toulouse Team Logo Toulouse

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

03-11-2018

Ligue 2

AS Beziers Team Logo AS Beziers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

09-11-2018

Ligue 2

Paris FC Team Logo Paris FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

18-11-2018

Coupe de France

St. Malo Team Logo St. Malo

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Montpellier Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Lorient Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Montpellier vs Lorient Sidelined Players

Montpellier
29 Rodrigue Casimir Ninga Injured
30 Jonathan Ligali Injured
Lorient
29 Pape Abdou Paye Injured
17 Walid Mesloub Injured
14 Jeremie Aliadiere Injured

Head to Head
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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Laurent Pionnier 184 76
23 LB Nordi Mukiele 185 78
12 CD Lukas Pokorny 186 85
4 CD Hilton 182 73
24 RB Jerome Roussillon 181 77
13 CDM Ellyes Skhiri 184 69
28 CDM Stephane Sessegnon 170 74
18 CM Isaac Mbenza 187 77
10 CM Ryad Boudebouz 177 67
11 CM Jonathan Ikone 175 67
15 CF Steve Mounie 190 83
No. Pos Player M kg
40 GK Benjamin Lecomte 184 78
15 CD Mathieu Peybernes 184 80
13 CD Michael Ciani 189 89
25 RB Vincent Le Goff 175 67
20 LB Steven Moreira 178 70
19 LM Romain Philippoteaux 170 67
7 CM Arnold Mvuemba 174 70
9 RM Abdul Majeed Waris 172 71
6 CM Francois Bellugou 186 70
10 CF Sylvain Marveaux 172 66
12 CF Benjamin Moukandjo 179 76