SlipsTips takes a look at the Bet Builder market ahead of Montpellier's meeting with Lens in Ligue 1 on Saturday night.
Montpellier vs RC Lens (Saturday, 20:00)
Saturday night's offering from Ligue 1 comes from the Stade de la Mosson as Montpellier lock horns with Lens.
The 14th placed hosts have been reinvigorated following the reappointment Michel Der Zakarian, with the Armenian starting his second tenure with back-to-back wins over Brest and Troyes respectively.
As for Champions League qualification chasers Lens, they halted a four game winless run with a 3-1 win at Nantes last Saturday to keep them within three points of Marseille who sit second.
Given Montpellier’s marked improvement in recent weeks, I suspect this contest could be closer than the odds suggest, however I’m happy to highlight an alternative angle of attack via the Bet Builder market
Combining Over Zero Montpellier Goals and Over Two Montpellier corners will bring about an enticing even-money play with Bet 365.
While Montpellier are languishing in the lower half of the table, they have not encountered any issues from an attacking perspective this term, having failed to score in just five of their 24 Ligue 1 outings to date.
In fact, La Paillade have netted at least once in nine of their last 11 French top-flight fixtures and I fancy them to strike at least once here against a Lens side who have failed to keep the back door shut in six of their last seven league games.
As such, I’m happy to back a Montpellier side enjoying the effects of a new manager bounce to make the net bulge on Saturday, but to conclude the Bet Builder, I’ll also throw back the hosts to hit three corners.
Michel Der Zakarian’s men have been standard frequency corner takers this term, averaging 4.75 per-game, hitting the 3+ flag kicks in all but one of their previous eight Ligue 1 encounters.
With all that in mind, as well as the fact this bet would have landed in four of Lens’ last five league games, supporting the same formula in southern France on Saturday night holds obvious appeal at evens (Bet 365).
- Over 0 Montpellier Goals
- Over 2 Montpellier Corners
- Bet Builder – 1/1 (Bet 365)