Match: Montpellier vs Lyon Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Friday, 8 April, 2016
Start time: 19:30 GMT
Montpellier host Lyon in the first match of the 33rd round of the French championship. The meeting is Friday, April 8, from 19:30 GMT at Stade de la Mosson.
Montpellier finished last season in seventh place in the ranking of “Ligue 1”, only seven points behind the Europa League zone. In this campaign, they perform much less and are on 16th position and the main goal of the team six rounds before the end of the season to retain his place in the elite. The hosts have failed for four consecutive meetings after last weekend failed to leave with all three points in visit Guingamp after a draw 2:2. In their last match home team lost Nice 0:2, but before that beat Toulouse (2:0) and Lille (3:0), so it is possible to impede Lyon in the upcoming match.
Guests from Lyon are third in the ranking and success will strengthen its position, which will be closer to participation in the Champions League next season. Bruno Genesio’s team won four of their last five games in the Ligue 1 and are in excellent shape before the visit of the “Stade de la Monsoon”. In the last round they won 3:1 over Lorient as a guest, so will seek a second success away.
Rafael and Maxim Gonalon missed the game against Lorient through suspension, but will now be available to their coach. Mathieu Valbuena has overcome his injury and is likely to return to the starting lineup to help his team achieve its sixth victory away from home this season.
Lyon is in much better shape than his rival and will be hoping to increase their winning streak in the league. “Les Gones” are ready to do anything to get back in the Champions League next season, and with success against Montpellier will be very close to fulfilling their goal, so expect guests to leave with all three points from southern France.