Montpellier vs Lyon Preview

Montpellier vs Lyon

Competition – French Coupe de France

Stadium – Stade de la Mosson

Date: 7th February 2018

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

Despite the departure of star men like Steve Mounie, Montpellier have taken this season by storm and they currently sit 6th in the league table.

They came from a goal down to beat Angers 2-1 in their last league game and now look genuinely poised to finish in a Europa League place.

Their season’s success has been built around a solid defence that has seen them concede the second least goals in the league (20 goals in 22 games), bested only by PSG and they will be looking to frustrate Lyon here again.

Lyon threw away a 2 goal lead at the weekend to lose 3-2 to Monaco and their fans will be hoping they can put that horror show behind them with an inspired performance in this game.

Lyon are one of the most lethal attacking sides, but their defensive struggles usually undermines their hard work in attack as they have conceded 6 goals in their last two games.

They won their last two rounds away from home against Nancy and Monaco to reach this stage and with the trio of Memphis Depay, Mariano Diaz, and Nabil Fekir scoring a combined 39 league goals already this season, Lyon have a good enough team that could be the difference in this match.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Montpellier

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Paris Saint-Germain 4-0 Montpellier 27 Jan, 2018 French Ligue 1
W Montpellier 4-3 Lorient 24 Jan, 2018 French Coupe de France
W Montpellier 2-1 Toulouse 20 Jan, 2018 French Ligue 1
D SC Amiens 1-1 Montpellier 17 Jan, 2018 French Ligue 1
D Montpellier 0-0 AS Monaco 13 Jan, 2018 French Ligue 1

Lyon

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Bordeaux 3-1 Lyon 28 Jan, 2018 French Ligue 1
W AS Monaco 2-3 Lyon 24 Jan, 2018 French Coupe de France
W Lyon 2-1 Paris Saint-Germain 21 Jan, 2018 French Ligue 1
W Guingamp 0-2 Lyon 17 Jan, 2018 French Ligue 1
D Lyon 1-1 Angers 14 Jan, 2018 French Ligue 1


H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Montpellier 4-1 Lyon 13 Dec, 2017 French Coupe de la Ligue
Lyon 0-0 Montpellier 19 Nov, 2017 French Ligue 1
Montpellier 1-3 Lyon 14 May, 2017 French Ligue 1
Lyon 5-0 Montpellier 8 Jan, 2017 French Coupe de France
Lyon 5-1 Montpellier 21 Sep, 2016 French Ligue 1

 

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