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The Ligue 1 game at Stade Louis II on Friday will see home side Monaco ready themselves for the challenge from opponents Lille.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Monaco v Lille can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Monaco go into this match coming off the back of a 0-0 Ligue 1 stalemate vs Reims.
In that match, Monaco managed 58% possession and 12 shots on goal with 3 on target. Stade de Reims got 11 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
Niko Kovač's Monaco have hit the back of the net a sum total of 5 times in their prior six outings. At the other end, the number of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures amounts to 6.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Monaco:
- have left without a victory over Lille in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 3 home league matches.
In their previous game, Lille drew 1-1 in the Ligue 1 tie with Angers SCO.
In that game, Lille had 46% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Lille was Tiago Djaló (27'). Angers SCO got 9 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Azzedine Ounahi (83') was the scorer for Angers SCO.
The stats don’t lie, and Lille have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 6 goals in all. In defence, Lille have clearly had some problems. We will just have to see if that trend can be sustained in this game.
A look at their previous results shows us that Lille:
- are winless against Monaco when having played them away from home in the previous 9 matches in the league. A very poor set of away results, indeed.
- are without an away win for the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels dating back to 18/08/2018, neither club has come out on top overall with Monaco winning 2 of those games, Lille 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A sum of 13 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 of them from Les Rouge et Blanc and 6 being from LOSC. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.17.
The previous league encounter between the two was Ligue 1 match day 29 on 14/03/2021 when the final score was Monaco 0-0 Lille.
That day, Monaco managed 63% possession and 8 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
Lille got 5 shots on goal with 2 on target.
The match was refereed by Stephanie Frappart.
Team News: Monaco
The Monaco manager Niko Kovač has a full complement, with no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game thanks to a completely healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Lille
Due to a fully injury-free group available for selection, the Lille boss Jocelyn Gourvennec has no fitness worries at all before this match.
We feel that Lille will surely be able to put one past this Monaco side, although that may not quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We can see a 2-1 advantage for Monaco when the full-time whistle blows. There looks to be little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Louis II (18,523)
Captain: Wissam Ben Yedder
Chairman: Dmitri Rybolovlev
Manager: Niko Kovač
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 11, Europa League (Group B), UCL Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Key Man: Sofiane Diop
Normally playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Sofiane Diop was born in Tours, France. Having made a first senior appearance for Monaco in the 2018 - 2019 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has netted 3 league goals in this Ligue 1 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in 12 appearances.