Montpellier will be looking for their 1st win of the new campaign when they host Olympique Lyon in the Ligue 1 action at Stade de la Mosson.
Despite selling their captain fantastic Nabil Fekir to Real Betis, and midfield maestro Tanguy Ndombele to Tottenham Hotspur this transfer window, Lyon have started the new season with a bang, winning and scoring a lot of goals.
The Les Gones hammered Angers by 6-0 last week, preceded by an equally impressive performance away to Monaco, beating the 2016-17 Ligue 1 champions 0-3 at Stade Louis III.
That’s why it’s game on for the hosts Montpellier who face Lyon perhaps at the wrong time. For their uncanny start to the season, coupled with the visitors’ fantastic one, makes this a difficult game for Michel Der Zakarian and his men.
The Ligue 1 match will be played between Montpellier and Lyon at Stade de la Mosson, in Montpellier, France. The ground has a capacity of 32,900.
The game will start at 10:30 PM (IST), on Tuesday, August 27.
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Recent form (Last six matches)
Montpellier – L L D W L D
Lyon – L L W W L W
Montpellier Team News:
Possible INs and OUTs of this game:
Montpellier Probable XI:
Rulli (GK), Daniel Congre, Hilton, Mendes, Oyongo, Le Tallec, Ristic / Keagan Dolly, Ferri, Souquet, Delort, Labode
Lyon FC Team News:
Possible ins or outs of this game:
Lyon Probable XI:
Lopes (GK), Dubois, Anderson, Denayer, Kone, Mendes, Tousart, Aouar, Traore, Dembele, Depay
Likely to score:
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Memphis Depay: Transformed! Unlocking his true potential. The Dutchman hit a bottomless chasm of sorts at Old Trafford, then made a switch to Ligue 1 and, the rest is the history.
The 25-year-old has been a revelation of sorts in Lyon. He has started the new season with three goals in just two games. More to come.
Moussa Dembele: Another gem of a player on Lyon’s roster. The 23-year-old is one of the many players exploding to the scenes at this club. Two of the stars have left already this summer, but the club is still rich in talent, and it’s all because of their famous academy.
Houssem Aouar: Young and shining. Stocked with talent, and if nurtured properly, the sky is the limit.
The 21-year-old is still learning his trade to some degrees but can give any experienced leg a run for its money.
Won the man-of-the-match in the last game for his all-round display against Angers.
Andy Delort: The 27-year-old Algerian topped the goal scoring charts for Montpellier last season, and is already up and running for the current season after finding the back of the net last weekend.
Gaetan Laborde: Set-up Delort in the last game. He is the team’s no-10 and wears the shirt on merit as he is one of the most creative players in this team. Watch out for his defence piercing passing.
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LYN vs MOT Dream11 potential winner:
Lyon should at least get a draw here.