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Bitesize Prediction: Montpellier vs Lens – 08/12/23

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, Ligue 1 6 Dec 2023

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Competition: Ligue 1

Market: Lens draw no bet

Odds: 8/11 @ 1xBet

Hoping to make up some ground in the top-four chase on Friday night, Lens will travel to the Stade de la Mosson when they meet Montpellier.

Starting with the hosts, while Montpellier might have opened the 2023/24 campaign with their sights set on mounting a genuine top-half charge, Michel Der Zakarian’s side are enduring another Ligue 1 struggle. Last seen putting in another worrying performance as they slumped to a routine 2-0 defeat at the hands of Monaco, La Paillade are looking over their shoulder at a looming relegation scrap. Opening up this weekend’s fixtures holding just a one-point buffer from slipping into the relegation play-off spot, Montpellier should be bracing themselves for another stern examination here. Mustering just a pair of points from any of their last five Ligue 1 appearances – a run that stems back to October 29th – Friday’s hosts have also shown some extended issues on home soil. Including a 3-1 defeat against Brest when returning from November’s international break, Der Zakarian’s side have recorded just a sole victory at the Stade de la Mosson so far this season.

As for the visitors, while Lens might have suffered an infamous 6-0 drumming at the hands of Premier League giants Arsenal last week, Franck Haise’s side came roaring back in some style. Landing an action-packed 3-2 victory against Lyon, Le Racing have won three of their previous four appearances across all competitions. Looking to make up some ground in the top-four chase on Friday night, Lens have lost just a pair of their previous 14 straight contests across all competitions – a run that stems all the way back to September 16th. Smelling a potential opportunity here, Haise’s side should also be excited by an eye-catching record against the Ligue 1 relegation scrappers. Losing just one of their last seven showdowns against Montpellier, Lens should be relishing a trip to the Stade de la Mosson this weekend. Given the recent gulf in class between Friday’s opponents, we are backing an away draw no bet.

Bet: Lens draw no bet against Montpellier 8/11 for Friday’s Ligue 1 battle @ 1xBet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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