Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(59) 34 Goals 37 (52)
(33) 24 Assists 18 (33)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 7 (6.8)
27.5 Average Age 28.1
181.2 Average Height (cm) 180
(0.9) 0.9 Shots pg 1.1 (0.9)
(56%) 58% Aerial Duel Success 46% (47%)
(0.7) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.5)
(1.6) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Ligue 1.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Lisandro López Out 6.82
Dejan Lovren Out 6.85
Jimmy Briand Out 6.32
Yoann Gourcuff Doubtful 6.94
Player Reason Status Rating
Karim Aït Fana Out 6.32
Garry Bocaly Out 6.7
Joris Marveaux Out 6.47
Geoffrey Jourdren Out 6.55
Cyril Jeunechamp Out 6.64

Team News

  • Lyon are missing a number of key players ahead of the visit of Montpellier.
  • Dejan Lovren will miss out with a thigh injury, while Jimmy Briand has a hamstring problem.
  • Striker Lisandro is out due to a calf problem and Yoann Gourcuff is a doubt after missing the win over Marseille with a groin injury.
  • Clement Grenier will be expected to continue to fill the void left by Gourcuff as Lyon aim to maintain their place at the top of Ligue 1.
  • Karim Aït Fana is set to miss out with a knee injury, while Joris Marveaux has a thigh problem.
  • Goalkepper Geoffrey Jourden is a doubt with a rib injury, and Garry Bocaly is expected to miss out due to a hip complaint.
  • Jamel Saihi returns from suspension but Cyril Jeunechamp is banned indefinitely until the league's disciplinary panel come to a decision regarding an altercation involving the defender and a member of the media following the draw with Valenciennes.

Prediction

  • Lyon welcome Montpellier to the Stade de Gerland after propelling themselves to the top of the Ligue 1 table.
  • Les Gones stormed to the top of the division in midweek with an emphatic 4-1 win over fellow title chasers Marseille, which was inspired by the form of striker Bafetimbi Gomis, who netted an impressive hat-rick to take his tally for the season to nine goals.
  • Montpellier also enjoyed a good week in domestic competition as they backed up their win over Bordeaux last weekend with a 3-2 triumph against Nice in the Coupe de la Ligue.
  • Remy Cabella has been the star man for La Palliade in recent weeks, and he will be expected to provide the creativity against a Lyon team that has lost just twice this term.
  • This should a tightly fought contest with plenty of goals, however with Lyon in confident form following their impressive victory in Provence, they should be able to earn another three points and reaffirm their title credentials.
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