MONTPELLIER V LYON
Montpellier will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 2-0 Ligue 1 loss in their previous game against Rennes.
In that match, Montpellier had 32% possession and 4 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, Stade Rennais FC had 30 shots on goal with 7 on target. Martin Terrier (8') and Lovro Majer (28') scored for Rennes.
Under three goals per game were scored during 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Montpellier have been participants. Regarding the goal weighting from this period, their opponents scored a total of 6 while Montpellier totted up 6. We shall soon find out if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Lyon will go into this meeting after a 1-3 Europa League win over Brøndby IF in their most recent game.
In that game, Lyon managed 66% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Lyon, the goalscorers were Rayan Cherki (57', 66') and Islam Slimani (76'). For their opponents, Brøndby IF got 6 shots at goal with 2 on target. Mikael Uhre (50') was the scorer for Brøndby IF.
The numbers tell their own story, and Lyon have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 12 goals overall. Defensively, Lyon could really do with shoring things up.
Prediction: Both teams to score
MARSEILLE V ESTAC
Marseille won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 4-2 Europa League defeat in their last game at the hands of Galatasaray.
In that match, Marseille managed 59% possession and 14 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. For Marseille, the goals were scored by Duje Ćaleta-Car (30' Own goal) and Arkadiusz Milik (68', 85'). Galatasaray had 6 shots on goal with 4 on target. Alexandru Cicâldău (12'), Sofiane Feghouli (64') and Ryan Babel (83') scored for Galatasaray.
Jorge Sampaoli's Marseille have found the net a sum total of 6 times over their past six outings. The comparative tally of goals that have been scored against them in those games is 7.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of St Etienne in Ligue 1 action, ESTAC and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, ESTAC managed 47% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 3 on target. At the other end, AS Saint-Etienne got 14 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Miguel Trauco (60') scored for St Etienne.
Looking at their form, and ESTAC have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 10 goals overall. At the back, ESTAC certainly have room for improvement.
Going into this contest, ESTAC are winless against Marseille when they've played them away from home in the last 6 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
Prediction: Over 2 Goals
AUSTRIA VIENNA V STURM GRAZ
Austria Vienna go into this match following a 0-0 Bundesliga drawn game vs Austria Klagenfurt.
In that match, Austria Vienna had 51% possession and 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Austria Klagenfurt got 14 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
It has been seldom in recent games that Austria Vienna haven’t conceded. The facts show that Austria Vienna have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 6 goals along the way.
Going into this one, Austria Vienna have left without a victory over Sturm Graz in their previous 4 matches in the league.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against PSV Eindhoven in Europa League action, Sturm Graz will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Sturm Graz had 31% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. For their opponents, PSV Eindhoven had 17 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Carlos Vinícius (45') and Bruma (55') scored for PSV Eindhoven.
The stats tell the story, and Sturm Graz have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 15 goals overall. Defensively, Sturm Graz have not been doing too well. Let’s find out if that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Heading into this contest, Sturm Graz are without a win away from home in their last 2 league games.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
Content created and supplied by: Kevinsupertips (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More