Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Stade de la Mosson will host Saturday’s football game between Montpellier and Lens, the two teams who are almost level on points in the Ligue 1 standings. Montpellier aim to put an end to their dreadful winless run, and we are positive that they will leave their hearts on the field. First-choice goalkeeper Jonas Omlin, who was sent off in the 4-0 loss to PSG, is sidelined through suspension. Lens, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 1-0 defeat to Nice.
Franck Haise’s troops are eager to move a little closer to the Europa League berth, but seeing that Montpellier want this win more than Lens, we are tempted to put our money on the home side. The likes of Bade, Jean, and Traore are all likely to miss Saturday’s showdown through injuries, with Banza and Fofana pushing for a start.
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.