Lille vs Montpellier Prediction: Ligue 1 Match

Lille will have a desperate need to pick up maximum points this weekend, as their spot in the European places is coming under creasing pressure. Montpellier will be the visitors, as they bid to end a two-game winless run.


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Lille remains in the fight for a European spot this term, but they will need to avoid more losses like the one that they suffered against Angers in their previous fixture. That defeat means that they remain just two points above six-placed Rennes, while in-form Lyon are just five points off the pace in the hunt for European qualification next season. 

However, Lille has an excellent record at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, as they have gone 12 without defeat in front of their home fans. Over that period, they have picked up eight wins, with the remaining four ending in draws. This is currently their longest unbeaten record at home since May 2011. It also aids their chances that they are yet to suffer back-to-back defeats in the league this season. 

Montpellier will be the visitors this weekend, as they look to end a two-game wait for a victory. Their only defeat across their last five matches in Ligue 1 was suffered last weekend, but they remain safely clear of the relegation places, as they sit eleven clear. They could move up to eleventh in the standings if they are able to claim victory this weekend. 

Montpellier has saved their best performances for on the road in recent weeks, as they come into this fixture without a loss in three. Over that run, they have picked up two wins. This is currently their best single-season run away from home since April 2021. 

Lille vs Montpellier Head to Head 

Lille has an excellent home record in this fixture, as they are unbeaten in their last ten against Montpellier. They have recorded six wins over that run. In the top-flight, their advantage extends, as they have lost just 7% of the home fixtures that they have played against their rivals this weekend.

Lille vs Montpellier Prediction

The stats make this one of the more straightforward games to predict this weekend. Lille has an excellent unbeaten home record in the league this term, and they have only lost twice in their previous 27 against Montpellier in this exact fixture.

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