Lyon vs Monaco Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Lyon vs Monaco in Ligue 1.
It would be a blockbuster clash in the French Ligue 1 on Friday night when current Champions Monaco travel to Lyon. Both teams have started the season in contrasting ways with Lyon struggling to close out matches while Monaco stayed in touch with the leaders only to falter in the last couple of weeks. Both sides would be desperate not to lose further ground in the title race making this clash very exciting.
Lyon vs Monaco Match Preview
Lyon have become draw specialists in the Ligue 1 having picked up four draws from their last five matches – with the other being a loss to the high-flying Paris Saint-Germain. Having lost Alexandre Lacazette to Arsenal in the summer, the hosts were expected to struggle for goals. But, youngster Nabil Fekir has stepped up scoring five goals so far and looking good for more. However, their worries start at the back as they have conceded 13 goals in eight matches and this is a worrying stat for a side chasing European places.
Monaco, on the other hand, started the season brightly before faltering in the last few weeks. A disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Montpellier is a chance lost to bridge gap with leaders PSG while a 3-0 loss to Porto in the Champions League is a dampener too. For a side that is struggling to cope up with the loss of star players like Kylian Mbappe, Benjamin Mendy, Bernardo Silva and other youngsters, Monaco have done reasonably well. However, it looks tough to see them retaining their title and their best chance lies in staying in the top two.
Lyon vs Monaco H2H
When it comes to head-to-head statistics, both sides have met 37 times so far with Lyon winning on 15 occasions and while Monaco coming good on 13 matches. There have been nine instances of stalemate although the chances of one this Friday look very remote.
Lyon vs Monaco Team News
Lyon have injury worries to tackle ahead of this clash as defender Fernando Marcal, midfielder Pape Diop and attacker Amine Gouiri are all currently injured.
Monaco have some injuries of their own with defenders Jorge and Kevin N’Doram expected to miss the encounter along with goalkeeper Loic Badiashile.
Lyon vs Monaco Probable Line-ups
Lyon: Lopes, Mendy, Diakhaby, Tete, Rafael Da Silva, Tousart, NDombele Alvaro, Memphis, Traore, Fekir, Mariano.
Monaco: Subasic, Toure, Glik, Sidibe, Jemerson, Lemar, Lopes, Fabinho, Tielemans, Falcao, Moutinho.
Lyon vs Monaco Betting Predictions
Both sides are free-scoring at the moment and this match promises to be more of the same. There would be goals from each side – which is a prudent pick, if you want one. Monaco would be itching to get back into their success scheme of things which means there could be over 1.5 goals from the visitors.
Lyon vs Monaco Betting Tip: over 2.5 goals @ 1.44 (Bet365)
When it comes to individuals, Radamel Falcao is shouldering the scoring burden for Monaco after seeing the departure of Mbappe. Back the Colombian hitman to score anytime in the match while backing Lyon’s Fekir to find the net is an interesting option too.