Round 3 in France championship continues this midweek, and here you can see our Ligue 1 Betting Pick for the tilt between Montpellier and Lyon. The visitors are the only team alongside Rennes and Nice with maximum points so far. They are hoping to stay that way with three points against Montpellier who are seeking their first victory of the season.
Montpellier vs Lyon Ligue 1 Betting Pick
• France Ligue 1
• Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
• Tuesday 27 August
• 19:00 CET
Montpellier Team News and Latest Form
Despite suffering defeat in just one of their last seven Ligue 1 home matches (W3, D3, L1), Montpellier know that scoring first could be crucial. Indeed, each of Montpellier’s last six L1 fixtures has produced under 2.5 goals.
Montpellier have failed to score in just two of their last 18 Ligue 1 home matches, although one of those blanks came in their first home match of this campaign. Regardless, fans can expect a tight defensive display just before the break, with Montpellier being the only L1 side not to concede a home goal in the 15 minutes before the break the last term.
Montpellier’s 2018/19 league top scorer, Andy Delort, has netted four of his last six league goals in the first 30 minutes. Montpellier’s two opening Ligue 1 fixtures have seen the first goal arriving in the opening 30 minutes.
Michel Der Zakarian will be without Florent Mollet (thigh) and Teji Savanier (knee) while Solomon Sambia is doubtful with a groin injury. Daniel Congre is suspended for this match.
Lyon Team News and Latest Form
Lyon are not only the top scorers in the league (nine goals), but they are also yet to concede a goal. Moreover, the visitors have won each of their last five league fixtures, while scoring an average of 3.8 goals per game during that run.
Scoring first in this game could be equally vital to Lyon’s chances, as they are unbeaten in the last 11 Ligue 1 away games where they have grabbed the match opener (W8, D3). However, the last time a Lyon side won their first three L1 fixtures in a campaign on the trot was back in 2001/02.
Lyon joint-top scorer Memphis Depay has scored each of his three Ligue 1 goals in the 15 minutes either side of the break. The Kids have scored a third (three) of their nine league goals this term in the 31st-45th minute period – a league-high.
Montpellier vs Lyon Head to Head
Lyon won six of the previous ten H2H encounters (D3, L1), including the latest one when it was 3-2 in March 2019. The Kids are unbeaten in the past three visits to Stade de la Mosson, and each of the last five meetings here produced goals on both ends. None of the previous 24 top-flight H2H meetings held here have ended goalless.
Montpellier vs Lyon France Ligue 1 Betting Pick
I expect an exciting game and a lot of goal-scoring opportunities on both sides. Seven of the previous eight H2H duels provided goals on both ends, which was the case in each of the last five. I don’t think that Lyon will still be without a conceded goal after this round and that’s why my Ligue 1 Betting Pick for this tilt is BTTS at 1.75 (-133). Stay with us for the Champions League Betting Tips as six games are on schedule for Tuesday and Wednesday.