Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Stade de la Mosson will host Saturday’s football game between Montpellier and Lens, the two teams with entirely different ambitions for the remainder of the season. La Paillade aim to build on back-to-back wins over Brest and Troyes, and they must be high on spirits ahead of the visit of Lens. Midfielder Teji Savanier is banned for the match, while experienced forward Wahbi Khazri is pushing for a start after scoring the winner at the weekend.
Les Sang et Or, on the other hand, aim to build on a 3-1 win over Nantes, and given their attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. Lens’ injury list remains unchanged, including the likes of Claude Maurice, Wesley Said, Steven Fortes, Adam Buksa, and Jimmy Cabot. Summer signing Louis Openda has lost his place in the starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Téji Savanier):
Born in Montpellier on December 22, 1991, Teji Savanier is a French footballer who plays for Nimes in the Ligue 1 as a midfielder. Savanier began his senior career at Arles-Avignon and it has to be noted that he played for the club from 2011 to 2015.
Ahead of the start of the 2015/2016 Ligue 2 campaign, Teji Savanier joined Nimes and he has been playing for the club ever since. The 171-cm tall midfielder has established himself as a first-team regular at Nimes and he successfully plays for the club in the French top flight. Savanier’s main position is central midfield, but he is used as an attacking midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
Despite producing fine performances for Nimes in all competitions, Teji Savanier has yet to receive a call-up for the French national football team. His contract with Nimes should expire on June 27, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Lens):
Based in the Pas-De-Calais department, Lens is a French club that plays home games at Stade Bollaert-Delelis. The Sang et Or are well known for their red shirts with yellow stripes, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
The club was founded back in 1906 and the Sang et Or originally played in green and black shirts. Speaking of their home ground, Stade Bollaert-Delelis can hold up to 38,058 spectators. The venue was opened back in 1933, and renovated during the 2014/15 season. Lens did well to win the Ligue 1 trophy in the 1997/98 season, with the team finishing the process level on points with second-place Metz.
As a result, the Sang et Or represented France in the Champions League group stages the following season. The club’s biggest European success came in the 1999/00 season when they made it to the UEFA Cup semis. Lens have won two Coupe de la Ligue trophies as well.