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Lens v Montpellier : Ligue 1 match betting preview, prediction and odds

Sun 19th May, 20:00 BST, Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis, Lens

Montpellier pay Ligue 1 rivals Lens a visit on Sunday night, as Michel Der Zakarian leads his men into an away clash with Franck Haise & co. at the Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis. Our predictions for each betting market are based on the past 20 games for each team (home, away and overall) with weighting applied to top teams. All the statistics and graphics are tailored for the selected market. Head to head (H2H) stats between the team are also given where our data allows. Odds are provided directly from from leading bookmakers.

Best Tip: Over 1.5 goals

Neither Lens or Montpellier are in a rich vein of form that would leave us feeling very confident in tipping a match winner, so instead we've gone for over 1.5 goals. The stats show that both have form in this market, both individually and when facing one another head-to-head. We're predicting there's a 77% chance of 2 goals or more.

In-Play
Win / Draw / Win
Over / Under 1.5 Goals
Over / Under 2.5 Goals
Over / Under 3.5 Goals
Win To Nil
Both Teams To Score
Correct Score
Both Teams To Score & Result
Double Chance
Half Time / Full Time
Over / Under 0.5 Goals
Over / Under 4.5 Goals
Over / Under 5.5 Goals
Draw No Bet
Team To Score First
If you’re looking for a winner in this match, we think Lens are the most likely. Our predictive algorithm gives them a 53% chance of victory, and the bookies have them at a best price of 1.48.
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Predictions Add Bet365 Coral
Lens
53%
1.40
7%
1.44
6%
Draw
23%
5.00
19%
5.00
9%
Montpellier
24%
7.00
8%
6.50
24%
Draw 1-1
11%
10.00
25%
9.00
13%
Lens 2-1
10%
8.507.50
Lens 1-0
9%
10.00
25%
9.00
13%
Lens 2-0
8%
9.00
20%
8.00
Montpellier 2-1
6%
21.00
11%
15.00
15%
Montpellier 1-0
6%
23.00
21%
17.00
13%
Lens 3-1
6%
11.00
8%
9.50
5%
Draw 2-2
6%
15.00
12%
13.00
Draw 0-0
5%
21.00
62%
15.00
Lens 3-0
5%
11.009.50
5%
Montpellier 2-0
3%
41.00
21%
26.00
13%
Lens 3-2
3%
19.00
17%
15.00
Lens 4-1
3%
17.00
19%
13.00
13%
Montpellier 3-1
2%
41.0029.00
12%
Lens 4-0
2%
17.00
11%
13.00
13%
Over 2.5 Goals
57%
1.44
14%
-
Under 2.5 Goals
43%
2.75
25%
-
Home 1st Goal
53%
1.30
2%
-
Away 1st Goal
44%
3.40-
No 1st Goal
3%
21.00
62%
-
BTTS - Yes
57%
1.62
10%
1.60
3%
BTTS - No
43%
2.20
13%
2.20
2%
BTTS - Home Win
26%
2.60
16%
2.50
11%
BTTS - Draw
18%
5.505.50
5%
BTTS - Away Win
13%
10.00
9%
8.50
13%
Home/draw
76%
1.10
1%
1.11
3%
Away/draw
47%
2.75
10%
2.75
12%
Home/away
77%
1.17
4%
1.17
1%
Over 1.5 Goals
80%
1.12
7%
-
Under 1.5 Goals
20%
6.00
33%
-
Over 3.5 Goals
35%
2.10
20%
-
Under 3.5 Goals
65%
1.73
15%
-
Over 4.5 Goals
18%
3.50
30%
-
Under 4.5 Goals
82%
1.30
11%
-
Over 5.5 Goals
8%
6.00
40%
-
Under 5.5 Goals
92%
1.12
6%
-
Over 0.5 Goals
95%
1.02
2%
-
Under 0.5 Goals
5%
19.00
46%
-
Home DNB
69%
1.14
3%
1.15
4%
Away DNB
40%
5.50
10%
4.80
20%
Lens win to nil
26%
2.75
5%
-
Montpellier win to nil
11%
15.00
15%
-
Lens / Lens
39%
2.10
7%
2.05
7%
Lens / Montpellier
2%
41.0029.00
Lens / Draw
5%
15.0015.00
15%
Draw / Lens
19%
4.334.33
2%
Draw / Montpellier
6%
15.00
15%
12.00
9%
Draw / Draw
10%
8.00
23%
7.50
7%
Montpellier / Lens
5%
17.00
19%
15.00
Montpellier / Montpellier
8%
11.009.00
13%
Montpellier / Draw
5%
17.0015.00
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Win / draw / win Ligue 1 table

Lens have played 33 matches so far this season and lay in 6th place in the Ligue 1 league table.

Performance against teams below them in the league

They have played 23 games against teams below in the table, having won 13, drawn 7 and lost 3 matches. They have kept 13 clean sheets and have failed to score in 4 fixtures. Lens have outscored their opponents by 43 goals to 41 goals.

Home League Performance

Lens have played 16 games at home winning 9, drawing 3 and losing 4 games. They have scored 25 goals, kept 6 clean sheets and conceded 16 goals at home.

Montpellier are in 12th position in the Ligue 1 on 40 points having played 33 matches so far this season.

Away League Performance

7 of those games have been losing matches. They have conceded 23 goals and kept 3 clean sheets. They have scored 21 goals in total and failed to score in 5 fixtures.

Performance against teams above them in the league

21 games have come against teams above them in the table. They have lost 11 games, drawn 5 and won 5. Montpellier have conceded 35 goals, scored 21, failed to score in 9 fixtures and have kept 5 clean sheets.

Lens
Won
Draw
Lost
Scores
Montpellier
HOME AWAY TEAM PLD W D L GD PTS HOME AWAY
l
 
0-2A
l
 
3-1A
 PSG33211024673 
l
 
2-6A
l
 
3-0A
l
 
2-3A
l
 
3-0A
 Monaco3319772264 
l
 
0-2A
l
 
2-0A
d
 
1-1A
l
 
2-1A
 Lille33161071858 
d
 
0-00-0
l
 
1-0A
w
 
1-0F
l
 
3-2F
 Brest33161071658 
l
 
1-3A
l
 
2-0A
l
 
1-3A
l
 
2-0A
 Nice3315991154 
d
 
0-00-0
w
 
1-2F
-
-
 Lens Home3314811850 
d
 
0-00-0
May 19
w
 
3-2A
w
 
0-3F
 Lyon3315513-750 
l
 
1-2F
w
 
1-4F
w
 
1-0F
l
 
2-1A
 Marseille331211101047 
d
 
1-1F
l
 
4-1F
d
 
1-1F
d
 
1-1F
 Rennes33121011846 
d
 
0-00-0
l
 
2-1A
w
 
2-0F
d
 
1-1A
 Reims3312813-644 
l
 
1-3A
w
 
1-2F
w
 
2-1A
w
 
0-2F
 Toulouse33111012-143 
w
 
3-0F
w
 
1-2F
May 19
d
 
0-00-0
 Montpellier A33101112-540 
-
-
w
 
3-1F
w
 
0-1F
 Strasbourg3310914-1139 
d
 
2-2A
d
 
2-2F
w
 
4-0F
w
 
0-1F
 Nantes339618-2133 
d
 
1-1F
l
 
2-0A
d
 
1-1F
d
 
0-00-0
 Le Havre3371115-1032 
d
 
2-2A
w
 
0-2F
l
 
0-1A
l
 
2-1F
 Metz338520-2129 
w
 
3-0F
w
 
0-1F
w
 
2-0F
d
 
0-00-0
 Lorient336819-2826 
w
 
2-0F
w
 
0-3F
w
 
1-0F
w
 
0-3F
 Clermont3351018-2925 
d
 
1-1A
d
 
1-1A
Win / draw / win form
5
Montpellier have not lost in 5 consecutive away league games
Lens 6TH
20 league games
Home
Overall
Goals: Scored
35
Conceded
18
Games: Scored
18 / 20
Conceded
12 / 20
Clean sheets
8 / 20
Failed to score
2 / 20
Won
13
D
3
L
4
Goals: Scored
27
Conceded
22
Games: Scored
17 / 20
Conceded
12 / 20
Clean sheets
8 / 20
Failed to score
3 / 20
Won
9
D
4
Lost
7
Montpellier 12TH
20 league games
Away
5
Overall
Goals: Scored
35
Conceded
29
Games: Scored
15 / 20
Conceded
15 / 20
Clean sheets
5 / 20
Failed to score
5 / 20
Won
10
D
2
Lost
8
Goals: Scored
24
Conceded
28
Games: Scored
15 / 20
Conceded
14 / 20
Clean sheets
6 / 20
Failed to score
5 / 20
Won
7
Draw
6
Lost
7
Win / draw / win head to head (H2H)
League games at Lens since 2015
Lens
Montpellier
Goals: Scored
5
4
Games: Scored
3 / 4
2 / 4
Clean sheets
2 / 4
1 / 4
LEN
2
MTP
2
All league games since 2014
Lens
Montpellier
Goals: Scored
11
10
Games: Scored
6 / 9
6 / 9
Clean sheets
3 / 9
3 / 9
LEN
3
D
3
MTP
3
Goal Statistics

Lens have been consistent in front of goal of late, finding the net in 15 consecutive Ligue 1 outings. Their PG of 1.8 against Montpellier on Sunday suggests they're likely to extend that run.

Lens 6th Montpellier 12th
Kickoff prediction
Kickoff prediction
1.8
goals
1.2
goals
Scoring probability
Scoring probability
0
16%
1
30%
2
27%
3
16%
4+
11%
There is a 84% probability that Lens will score 1 or more goals
0
32%
1
36%
2
21%
3
8%
4+
There is a 68% probability that Montpellier will score no more than 1 goal
 
20 home / away league games
20 home / away league games
+5
Lens’s goalscoring at home has been inline with predictions
+35
Montpellier have scored 35% more goals when away than predicted
1.8
average goals scored
1.8
average goals scored
0.9
conceded
1.5
conceded
 
Statistics Ligue 1 - 2023/2024 Season
https://api.kickoff.co.uk/v1/fixture/263014/accaPanel/formStats/marketCode/FULL
Lens
PG (predicted goals)
Montpellier
1.8
1.2
Attack rating
9%
better
LEN
MTP
view stats
Games scored26
23
Failed to score7
10
Scored first17
15
Goals scored43
41
Avg. goals scored1.3
1.2
Avg. shots per game11
10
Avg. shots per goal8
8
Conversion rate12%
13%
KickOff rating
+9%
Defence rating
14%
better
LEN
MTP
view stats
Games conceded19
23
Clean sheets14
10
Conceded first13
14
Goals conceded35
46
Avg. goals conceded1.1
1.4
Avg. shots/game conceded8
11
Avg. shots/goal conceded8
8
Conversion rate13%
12%
KickOff rating
+14%

Lens v Montpellier Ligue 1 lLine ups will show here when available.

Lens Ligue 1 squad statistics 2023/2024
Overall
Attack
Defence
Most startsMost goalsMost assistsMost cards
338511
B SambaE WahiF SotocaF Medina
PlayersAppserancesgoalsAssistscards
B Samba GLK33
3
-
F Sotoca FWD3175
4
1
K Danso DEF301
6
-
F Medina DEF3013
11
-
P Frankowski MID2932
4
-
A Fulgini MID2812
1
-
A Thomasson MID2812
2
1
S Samed MID27
2
-
E Wahi FWD2682
9
-
W Saïd  FWD2671
1
-
J Gradit DEF251
9
1
A Diouf MID251
2
-
N Aynaoui MID2512
1
-
R Aguilar DEF2413
3
-
D Costa MID2442
3
-
M Guilavogui FWD222
1
-
M Haidara DEF181
1
-
D Machado DEF183
3
-
N Mendy MID151
2
-
A. Khusanov DEF10
5
-
J Chávez DEF8
1
-
A. Sishuba MID6
-
Montpellier Ligue 1 squad statistics 2023/2024
Overall
Attack
Defence
Most startsMost goalsMost assistsMost cards
32979
T SavanierT SavanierT SavanierT Savanier
PlayersAppserancesgoalsAssistscards
T Savanier MID3297
8
1
A Adams FWD3181
2
-
B Lecomte GLK301
1
-
J Chotard MID303
5
-
J Ferri MID3011
6
-
B Omeragic DEF27
4
-
M Tamari FWD2752
-
W Khazri FWD241
5
-
K Kouyaté DEF222
5
1
K Fayad MID2231
3
-
A Nordin FWD2053
1
1
F Sacko DEF191
-
C Jullien DEF191
5
-
L Leroy MID191
5
-
I Sylla DEF1812
3
-
T Coulibaly FWD151
2
-
L. Mincarelli Davin DEF121
1
1
M Sagnan DEF122
5
-
Y Karamoh FWD111
1
-
S Hefti DEF10
1
-
S Delaye FWD8
1
-
T Sainte-Luce  DEF6
1
-
D Bertaud GLK3
-