Ligue 1 – Montpellier take on Lille
Eighth placed Lille, are away to fifth placed Montpellier on Sunday.
With the Ligue 1 season well into its stride, Montpellier have managed to gain nine points
Montpellier come to this game on the back of a 2-0 home win against AC Ajaccio at Stade de La Mosson.
Also, another match and another win for Montpellier, winning is becoming habitual for them and this is the mark of a team. With a fifth position in the league and 3 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, they currently have nine points in the League having won three matches and lost two fixtures.
When Montpellier host Lille, they will do so on the back of two victories and one defeats on their own ground.
Montpellier will have 12 points if they manage to secure a victory.
Montpellier are missing six players through injury or illness. This will affect Oliver Dall’Oglio’s selection choices significantly.
It’s seven points so far for Lille this season, going into this match
A loss to Nice home, and then AC Ajaccio at away is not good enough to retain a credible run of form in the Ligue 1. Lille will see this as an opportunity to get their season back on track.
Also, Lille need to get out of the losing habit, with two recorded in the last three fixtures. Now they have 2 matches won, 2 games lost and 1 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in eighth place, with a total of seven points having won two fixtures, drawn one game, and lost two matches.
Playing away from home, Lille have won one game and drawn one game.
A win in this fixture would take Lille’s points to 10 in the League.
Good Attacking Performance
This has been a good season so far for Lille, in terms of goals scored (10). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Jonathan Bamba (3), Jonathan David (2), and Tiago Djalo (1). Lille’s defensive record in the Ligue 1 has so far been very weak, with 12 goals conceded in their last games. This is an issue that Paulo Fonseca urgently needs to address within the dressing room.
Lille are likely to be missing three of their key players when they start Sunday’s game, due to injury and illness.
Montpellier v Lille – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels it’s an encounter that strangely has tended to favour the local team with Lille 19 wins and 11 draws. In addition, in four of the last six fixtures between these sides, the result has been a draw. February 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Lille took all three points winning 0-1 away.
Players to watch
For Montpellier, Sepe Elye Wahi has nettedthree goals in five League fixtures this campaign, while Jonathan Bamba, one of their best scorers, has nettedthree goals in five League games so far for Lille.