Montpellier, who shocked the world by winning Ligue 1 without precedent for the club’s set of experiences in 2012, have set up themselves as a steady top flight club lately, completing eighth last season before the reduction of all French football due to the Covid pandemic.

The club have one of the league’s longest-serving manager in Michel Der Zakarian, who has been in control since 2017, with the previous Armenia international directing his group to 27 points from 16 matches to sit in an entirely decent 6th position.

In Andy Delort, Montpellier have one of the in-structure advances in the group, with the 29-year-old rescuing a draw at Brest with a late equalizer on Sunday.

For sure, subsequent to winning four matches in succession not very far in the past, norms have plunged a little lately with only four points from their last four matches. Der Zakarian will ask his side to improve in the event that they are to get any opportunity of picking up a positive outcome against Lille.

Having just been one point behind Rennes in third spot at the time French football was shortened last season, Lille could see themselves as awful not to contend in the Champions League this season.

Christophe Galtier, who like his impending partner has likewise been responsible for the club since 2017, appears to put that correct this season, with Sunday’s 0-0 draw against Paris Saint-Germain keeping Lille top of the standing.

Just PSG have surrendered as couple of goals as Lille’s count of 10 in the against section so far this season, so maybe Sunday’s outcome was not as amazing as it might have appeared to be given the measure of attacking ability on the pitch.

For sure, any semblance of Burak Yilmaz, Jonathan Bamba and Yusuf Yazici have all contributed this season to assist Lille with qualifying the knockout phases of the Europa League just as guaranteeing being top at Christmas is in their own hands when they travel to Montpellier.


We anticipate that Lille should be excessively solid for the hosts, with Montpellier maybe inadequate with regards to the hostile quality to inconvenience the guests experiencing significant change. Should David get a beginning, this could be the match which truly kick-fires his Lille profession after a stammering start to life in France. Hence, we predict Lille to win the match.