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The Ligue 1 clash at Stade Louis II on Sunday sees home side Monaco ready themselves for the challenge from opponents Lyon.
View all of the Monaco v Lyon predictions, poll and stats below (inc. the best betting odds).
Monaco will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 0-1 Ligue 1 triumph versus Angers SCO.
In that match, Monaco managed 60% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Monaco was Wissam Ben Yedder (79'). At the other end, Angers SCO got 4 attempts on goal with 0 on target.
Their most recent results show that there has been much resilience in the Monaco rearguard. Les Rouge et Blanc have been stingy, with the number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their past 6 matches standing at 0.
Their prior results show that Monaco:
- haven't beaten Lyon in their last 2 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 9 home league matches. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
Since a loss in their previous game against Lille in Ligue 1 action, Lyon and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Lyon had 46% possession and 7 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Lyon was Islam Slimani (20'). LOSC Lille Métropole had 16 attempts at goal with 7 on target. José Fonte (35' Own goal), Burak Yılmaz (45', 85') and Jonathan David (60') scored for Lille.
The stats tell the story, and Lyon have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 9 goals in all. Defensively, Lyon have clearly had some problems. Previous results aside, time will tell whether that pattern shall be replicated here in this game or not.
Coming into this fixture, Lyon are undefeated in their previous 15 league matches away from home. A simply stunning run of away results.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels stretching back to 04/02/2018, neither club has come out on top overall with Monaco winning 3 of those games, Lyon 3 and 0 being draws in regulation time.
A combined sum of 20 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 8 from Les Rouge et Blanc and 12 being from Lyon. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.33.
Team News: Monaco
Stevan Jovetic (Calf Injury), Sofiane Diop (Sprained Ankle), Gelson Martins (Corona virus) and Aleksandr Golovin (Corona virus) will be missing for Monaco gaffer Niko Kovač.
Team News: Lyon
Due to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, Lyon manager Rudi Garcia does not have any fitness concerns at all before this match.
Our thinking is that Monaco will most probably stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
At the other end, Lyon could well struggle finding the net themselves although we do think that they will probably end up scoring here.
We’re predicting a controlled 3-1 victory for Monaco after 90 minutes.
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 3, Coupe De France (Semi-Finals)
🔑 Star Player: Sofiane Diop
Typically used in the Right Wing position, Sofiane Diop was born in Tours, France. Having played his first senior match for Monaco in the 2018 - 2019 season, the accomplished Forward has bagged 7 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 32 appearances.