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Montpellier HSC vs. RC Lens 12/12/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Montpellier HSC clashes with RC Lens on 12/12/2020 at 3:00PM

RC Lens takes on Montpellier HSC in a regular season match. Montpellier HSC with a record of 7-2-4 this season comes into this game with a 3-2-1 record on the road. RC Lens is 6-3-3 this season and is 3-2-1 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Montpellier HSC and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. They lost their previous match and hope to bounce back from the disappointing setback. What better place to turn the ship around for RC Lens than game on their home pitch?

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for RC Lens and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their last match, RC Lens won and now turns their attention to Montpellier HSC at home in friendly territory.

The Montpellier HSC Roster

The Players to Watch for the Montpellier HSC

Daniel Congré DF

As a shooter, Daniel Congré had 6 shots fired this season. Daniel Congré was ranked #68 in shots attempted this season in Ligue 1. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Daniel Congré had 2 shots on target this season. He was ranked #159 in shots on goal this season in Ligue 1.

As a scorer, Daniel Congré had 2 goals this season. Compared to other players in Ligue 1, Daniel Congré was ranked #72 in goals this season. Daniel Congré has 0 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in Ligue 1, Daniel Congré was ranked #334 in assists this season.

Daniel Congré has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Daniel Congré has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 11 fouls this season. He has drawn 12 fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Jordan Ferri MF

As a shooter, Jordan Ferri had 2 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in Ligue 1, Jordan Ferri was ranked #278 in shots attempted this season. Jordan Ferri has 0 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in Ligue 1, Jordan Ferri was ranked #415 in shots on goal this season.

Jordan Ferri has 0 goals scored this season. Jordan Ferri was ranked #344 in goals this season in Ligue 1. Jordan Ferri has 0 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in Ligue 1, Jordan Ferri was ranked #334 in assists this season.

Jordan Ferri has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Jordan Ferri has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 15 fouls this season. He has drawn 18 fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Gaëtan Laborde FW,MF

As a shooter, Gaëtan Laborde had 36 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in Ligue 1, Gaëtan Laborde was ranked #158 in shots attempted this season. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Gaëtan Laborde had 14 shots on target this season. He was ranked #195 in shots on goal this season in Ligue 1.

As a scorer, Gaëtan Laborde had 3 goals this season. Gaëtan Laborde was ranked #40 in goals this season in Ligue 1. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Montpellier HSC teammates, Gaëtan Laborde had 5 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in Ligue 1, Gaëtan Laborde was ranked #2 in assists this season.

Gaëtan Laborde has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Gaëtan Laborde has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 24 fouls this season. He has drawn 11 fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Stephy Mavididi FW,MF

Stephy Mavididi has 8 shots fired this season. Stephy Mavididi was ranked #27 in shots attempted this season in Ligue 1. Stephy Mavididi has 6 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in Ligue 1, Stephy Mavididi was ranked #42 in shots on goal this season.

Stephy Mavididi has 3 goals scored this season. Stephy Mavididi was ranked #40 in goals this season in Ligue 1. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Montpellier HSC teammates, Stephy Mavididi had 0 assists this season. Stephy Mavididi was ranked #334 in assists this season in Ligue 1 League.

Stephy Mavididi has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Stephy Mavididi has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 8 fouls this season. He has drawn 5 fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Florent Mollet MF

As a shooter, Florent Mollet had 14 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in Ligue 1, Florent Mollet was ranked #344 in shots attempted this season. Florent Mollet has 4 shots on target this season. He was ranked #74 in shots on goal this season in Ligue 1.

Florent Mollet has 2 goals scored this season. Compared to other players in Ligue 1, Florent Mollet was ranked #72 in goals this season. Florent Mollet has 0 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in Ligue 1, Florent Mollet was ranked #334 in assists this season.

Florent Mollet has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Florent Mollet has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 13 fouls this season. He has drawn 6 fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Junior Sambia DF

As a shooter, Junior Sambia had 6 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in Ligue 1, Junior Sambia was ranked #68 in shots attempted this season. Junior Sambia has 3 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in Ligue 1, Junior Sambia was ranked #105 in shots on goal this season.

As a scorer, Junior Sambia had 0 goals this season. Junior Sambia was ranked #344 in goals this season in Ligue 1. Junior Sambia has 2 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in Ligue 1, Junior Sambia was ranked #40 in assists this season.

Junior Sambia has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Junior Sambia has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 7 fouls this season. He has drawn 10 fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Andy Delort FW

Andy Delort has 31 shots fired this season. Andy Delort was ranked #162 in shots attempted this season in Ligue 1. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Andy Delort had 13 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in Ligue 1, Andy Delort was ranked #197 in shots on goal this season.

As a scorer, Andy Delort had 6 goals this season. Compared to other players in Ligue 1, Andy Delort was ranked #5 in goals this season. Andy Delort has 4 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in Ligue 1, Andy Delort was ranked #7 in assists this season.

Andy Delort has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Andy Delort has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 18 fouls this season. He has drawn 18 fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Pedro Mendes DF

Pedro Mendes has 3 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in Ligue 1, Pedro Mendes was ranked #191 in shots attempted this season. Pedro Mendes has 2 shots on target this season. He was ranked #159 in shots on goal this season in Ligue 1.

Pedro Mendes has 1 goals scored this season. Compared to other players in Ligue 1, Pedro Mendes was ranked #130 in goals this season. Pedro Mendes has 0 assists this season. Pedro Mendes was ranked #334 in assists this season in Ligue 1 League.

Pedro Mendes has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Pedro Mendes has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 12 fouls this season. He has drawn 13 fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

The RC Lens Roster

The Players to Watch for the RC Lens

Gaël Kakuta MF

Gaël Kakuta has 15 shots fired this season. Gaël Kakuta was ranked #337 in shots attempted this season in Ligue 1. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Gaël Kakuta had 2 shots on target this season. He was ranked #159 in shots on goal this season in Ligue 1.

As a scorer, Gaël Kakuta had 5 goals this season. Gaël Kakuta was ranked #10 in goals this season in Ligue 1. Gaël Kakuta has 3 assists this season. Gaël Kakuta was ranked #17 in assists this season in Ligue 1 League.

Gaël Kakuta has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Gaël Kakuta has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 12 fouls this season. He has drawn 7 fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Florian Sotoca FW

As a shooter, Florian Sotoca had 24 shots fired this season. Florian Sotoca was ranked #229 in shots attempted this season in Ligue 1. Florian Sotoca has 9 shots on target this season. He was ranked #5 in shots on goal this season in Ligue 1.

Florian Sotoca has 3 goals scored this season. Florian Sotoca was ranked #40 in goals this season in Ligue 1. Florian Sotoca has 2 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in Ligue 1, Florian Sotoca was ranked #40 in assists this season.

Florian Sotoca has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Florian Sotoca has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 19 fouls this season. He has drawn 22 fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Loïc Bade DF

As a shooter, Loïc Bade had 3 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in Ligue 1, Loïc Bade was ranked #191 in shots attempted this season. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Loïc Bade had 2 shots on target this season. He was ranked #159 in shots on goal this season in Ligue 1.

Loïc Bade has 0 goals scored this season. Compared to other players in Ligue 1, Loïc Bade was ranked #344 in goals this season. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his RC Lens teammates, Loïc Bade had 0 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in Ligue 1, Loïc Bade was ranked #334 in assists this season.

Loïc Bade has 5 Yellow Cards this season. Loïc Bade has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 18 fouls this season. He has drawn 9 fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Cheick Doucouré MF

As a shooter, Cheick Doucouré had 9 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in Ligue 1, Cheick Doucouré was ranked #8 in shots attempted this season. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Cheick Doucouré had 0 shots on target this season. He was ranked #415 in shots on goal this season in Ligue 1.

Cheick Doucouré has 0 goals scored this season. Cheick Doucouré was ranked #344 in goals this season in Ligue 1. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his RC Lens teammates, Cheick Doucouré had 0 assists this season. Cheick Doucouré was ranked #334 in assists this season in Ligue 1 League.

Cheick Doucouré has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Cheick Doucouré has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 18 fouls this season. He has drawn 2 fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Jonathan Gradit DF

As a shooter, Jonathan Gradit had 0 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in Ligue 1, Jonathan Gradit was ranked #481 in shots attempted this season. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Jonathan Gradit had 0 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in Ligue 1, Jonathan Gradit was ranked #415 in shots on goal this season.

As a scorer, Jonathan Gradit had 0 goals this season. Jonathan Gradit was ranked #344 in goals this season in Ligue 1. Jonathan Gradit has 0 assists this season. Jonathan Gradit was ranked #334 in assists this season in Ligue 1 League.

Jonathan Gradit has 6 Yellow Cards this season. Jonathan Gradit has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 19 fouls this season. He has drawn 21 fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Simon Banza FW

As a shooter, Simon Banza had 13 shots fired this season. Simon Banza was ranked #350 in shots attempted this season in Ligue 1. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Simon Banza had 6 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in Ligue 1, Simon Banza was ranked #42 in shots on goal this season.

As a scorer, Simon Banza had 1 goals this season. Simon Banza was ranked #130 in goals this season in Ligue 1. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his RC Lens teammates, Simon Banza had 1 assists this season. Simon Banza was ranked #102 in assists this season in Ligue 1 League.

Simon Banza has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Simon Banza has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 10 fouls this season. He has drawn 15 fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Yannick Cahuzac MF

As a shooter, Yannick Cahuzac had 2 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in Ligue 1, Yannick Cahuzac was ranked #278 in shots attempted this season. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Yannick Cahuzac had 0 shots on target this season. He was ranked #415 in shots on goal this season in Ligue 1.

As a scorer, Yannick Cahuzac had 0 goals this season. Yannick Cahuzac was ranked #344 in goals this season in Ligue 1. Yannick Cahuzac has 0 assists this season. Yannick Cahuzac was ranked #334 in assists this season in Ligue 1 League.

Yannick Cahuzac has 4 Yellow Cards this season. Yannick Cahuzac has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 11 fouls this season. He has drawn 10 fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Ignatius Ganago FW

As a shooter, Ignatius Ganago had 16 shots fired this season. Ignatius Ganago was ranked #330 in shots attempted this season in Ligue 1. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Ignatius Ganago had 9 shots on target this season. He was ranked #5 in shots on goal this season in Ligue 1.

As a scorer, Ignatius Ganago had 5 goals this season. Compared to other players in Ligue 1, Ignatius Ganago was ranked #10 in goals this season. Ignatius Ganago has 0 assists this season. Ignatius Ganago was ranked #334 in assists this season in Ligue 1 League.

Ignatius Ganago has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Ignatius Ganago has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 4 fouls this season. He has drawn 22 fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Montpellier HSC Team Stats

The Montpellier HSC Offensive Stats and Metrics

Montpellier HSC scored 1.54 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. Montpellier HSC is ranked #4 in goals scored per 90 minutes excluding penalty kicks. Montpellier HSC scored those goals off assists 85.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 1.31 assists. This puts Montpellier HSC in a league ranking of #4 in the league in non-penalty goals scored off assists per 90 minutes.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Montpellier HSC was able to score at a 0.36 rate on their shots on target. Is Montpellier HSC a sharpshooter team this season? They are presently ranked #2 in Ligue 1 in shooting percentage.

Montpellier HSC attempted 4.23 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. Have they shown that they are able to aggressively attack the net? They are ranked #8 in Ligue 1 in shots on target. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Montpellier HSC is able to get 34.6 of their shots to be on goal(target). Have they shown that they are able to aggressively attack the net? They are ranked #8 in Ligue 1 in shots on target.

Montpellier HSC Defensive Stats and Metrics

Montpellier HSC gave up 1.08 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. Montpellier HSC is #7 in goals yielded per 90 minutes in the league. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.85 shots were saved by Montpellier HSC goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. This puts Montpellier HSC in a ranking of #11 in the league in shots saved per 90 minutes.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 74.0% of shots on target were saved by Montpellier HSC goalkeepers. This puts Montpellier HSC ranks #7 in the league in saves rate. Montpellier HSC goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 23.1% of the time. This puts Montpellier HSC at #14 in the league for holding opponents to nil.

Montpellier HSC Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Montpellier HSC had 1.15 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Montpellier HSC in the top 80 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Montpellier HSC had 11.23 interceptions. This puts Montpellier HSC in the top 50 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Montpellier HSC commits 0.0 fouls. This puts Montpellier HSC in the top 30 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Montpellier HSC drew 13.54 fouls. This puts Montpellier HSC in the top 42 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Montpellier HSC committed an offside 12.92 times. Montpellier HSC is in the top 50 percentile in offside calls against them.

RC Lens Team Stats

The RC Lens Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, RC Lens was able to score 1.17 goals. This puts RC Lens in a ranking of #10 in the league in non-penalty goals scored per 90 minutes. RC Lens scored those goals off assists 79.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.92 assists. This puts RC Lens in a league ranking of #10 in the league in non-penalty goals scored off assists per 90 minutes.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, RC Lens was able to score at a 0.30 rate on their shots on target. Is RC Lens a sharpshooter team this season? They are presently ranked #10 in Ligue 1 in shooting percentage.

RC Lens attempted 3.83 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. Have they shown that they are able to aggressively attack the net? They are ranked #9 in Ligue 1 in shots on target. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, RC Lens is able to get 34.1 of their shots to be on goal(target). Have they shown that they are able to aggressively attack the net? They are ranked #9 in Ligue 1 in shots on target.

RC Lens Defensive Stats and Metrics

RC Lens gave up 1.25 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This puts RC Lens is ranked #11 in the league in goals allowed per 90 minutes. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.42 shots were saved by RC Lens goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. RC Lens is ranked #6 in shots saved per 90 minutes.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 61.0% of shots on target were saved by RC Lens goalkeepers. RC Lens goalkeepers and defenders put their team in a position to be ranked #19 in shots saved percentage. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 33.3% of games resulted in a clean sheet for RC Lens. RC Lens is ranked #8 in clean sheet rate in the league.

RC Lens Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, RC Lens had 1.08 crosses of the ball on the pitch. RC Lens is in the top 85 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. RC Lens has successfully intercepted 13.5 passes per 90 minutes of action. RC Lens is in the top 25 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. RC Lens has committed 0.17 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts RC Lens in the top 100 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. RC Lens drew 15.92 fouls per 90 minutes of action. RC Lens is in the top 10 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. RC Lens had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 13.58 times per 90 minutes of action. RC Lens is in the top 75 percentile in offside calls against them.

Montpellier HSC vs. RC Lens Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Montpellier HSC 2 RC Lens 0

Moneyline Pick: Montpellier HSC +195 Pinnacle Sports