Montpellier HSC will try to expand on their end of the week triumph over Nice when they lock horns with Lyon at the Stade de la Mosson on Tuesday evening.
Interestingly, Lyon couldn’t separate the steadfast guard of Bordeaux and played out a goalless impasse with Les Girondins in their second round of the 2020-21 Ligue 1 mission.
Having endured a first day of the season destruction to Rennes, the Montpellier steadfast would not have felt all that idealistic about their side’s odds when they confronted a Nice side hoping to make sure about their third triumph in progression.
Nonetheless, Michel Der Zakarian’s men cleared aside their adversaries easily as they walked to a 3-1 triumph, with safeguard Daniel Congre netting twice after Gaetan Laborde had opened the scoring for Montpellier.
A persuading triumph is exactly what the hosts required as they get ready to invite last prepare’s Champions League semi-finalists to the Stade de la Mosson, where they have just tasted rout twice in their last 15 excursions.
Conversely, Lyon’s imposing assaulting stars neglected to separate the firm rearguard activity of Bordeaux, who kept their third perfect sheet in succession after a hounded presentation on Friday evening.
Rudi Garcia’s men had raged to a 4-1 triumph against Dijon in their first game back, with Barcelona-connected Memphis Depay netting a hat trick for Lyon in that game, however Les Gones were hushed by Bordeaux and compelled to agree to a point in their second excursion of the period.
One sure that Lyon can take from that goalless impasse was the arrival of Houssem Aouar, who keeps on being connected with a transition to Arsenal, and the 22-year-old was unfortunate not to dominate the match for Les Gones as he hit the post in the perishing ashes.
Montpellier and Lyon just met once last season, and it was Der Zakarian’s men who took the crown jewels with a 1-0 triumph, which was their first prevail upon Les Gones since 2015.
Montpellier should head into the midweek confrontation overflowing with certainty in the wake of defeating Nice in great style last break, yet the hosts make certain to feel the full power of a Lyon side urgent to discover their shooting boots and return to winning ways, so we expect Les Gones to leave with every one of the three points in Tuesday’s experience.