Ligue 1 – RC Lens to face Montpellier on Match-day 11

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Saturday at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis, as Lens host Montpellier in the Ligue 1.

As it stands, Montpellier will go to the Stade Bollaert-Delelis in tenth place, Lens are currently in fourth.

This season’s Ligue 1 campaign, has so far seen RC Lens achieve 21 points

Franck Haise will hope that success brings further success, as his side look for another win in a row. Their last two outings resulted in victories against Lille and Lyon.

Also, Lens keep finding ways to win, having secured six victories in their last 10 meetings is astonishing this season. They currently stand fourth in the League, with 21 points for a total of 6 wins, 1 losses and 3 draws having won six matches, drawn three fixtures, and lost one game.

Lens have won five meetings of their five League matches at home this season.

Winning this fixture will see RC Lens on 24 points.

Good atacking and defensive team

So far, Lens’ defence has been outstanding, as they have conceded eight goals. Lens will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (17). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Florian Sotoca (6), Lois Openda (4), and Seko Fofana (2).

Lens are missing two players through injury or illness. This will affect Franck Haise’s selection choices significantly.

Montpellier have so far accrued 12 points in this season of the Ligue 1

Montpellier suffered a home loss to AS Mónaco in their last outing, they will doubtless be keen get a positive outcome in this fixture.

Also, Montpellier need to get out of the losing habit, with four recorded in the last five fixtures. Their position is tenth in the League and they have 12 points, that is, 4W, 6L and 0D having won four fixtures and lost six matches.

Montpellier have won one game and lost three meetings of their four League matches playing away this season.

Victory for Montpellier would take their points tally to 15 so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

Montpellier have a good scoring record this season, with 21 netted so far (20 from open play and one penalty). Their stand out attacking players have been Sepe Elye Wahi (5), Arnaud Nordin (3), and Teji Savanier (3). Oliver Dall’Oglio will know the risks of constantly leaking goals throughout the season, with 21 goals conceded so far. He needs to find a way to shore-up the defence, in order that opponents are unable to take advantage of this.

Montpellier’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Oliver Dall’Oglio, ahead of this Saturday’s fixture against their opponents.

RC Lens v Montpellier – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Lens and Montpellier have faced each other 33 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Lens’s favour (18 – 9). Also, Montpellier have tasted defeat against Lens in twelve out of the past 19 meetings with them. Their most recent encounter in this competition Blood and Gold delivered a 2-0 home win.

Other players of note for Lens are Florian Sotoca and Lois Openda with six goals both and for Montpellier are Arnaud Nordin and Teji Savanier with three goals and three goals respectively.