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Monaco vs Lyon Prediction & Betting tips
If there is something exciting in Ligue 1, then the fight for second place behind Paris Saint-Germain. However, neither Lyon nor Marseille nor Monaco has been able to gain a clear advantage so far, as all three are currently only separating one point. A small preliminary decision could, however, fall on the upcoming 24th matchday, when Olympique Lyon will play for the second time in the new year at the Monegassen on late Sunday evening (04.02., 20:00 clock). One and a half weeks ago, the guests were able to gain a close but deserved victory and thus certainly have the psychological advantage on their side. Also in the upcoming game we see from the betting base the guests at an advantage. After all, the reigning champion has not yet been able to build on the top performances from the last season and is doing more badly than right. Therefore, we recommend hedged Draw No Bet bets on the away win, offered at regular odds up to 2.15.
The AS Monaco went into the current season as reigning champion and possibly also had slight hopes to defend the title. These are likely to have smashed now, however, because the gap to the front runner Paris Saint-Germain is now a whopping twelve points. Therefore, second place is of utmost importance to the team of coach Leonardo Jardim, who would still qualify for direct participation in the Champions League group stage. For this, in the upcoming game against one of the direct competitors urgently a victory ago. After all, the Monegasques are in fourth place with a record of 14 wins, five draws and four defeats, a goal difference of 53:24 and 47 points.
Although Monaco remained unbeaten in the last seven matchdays, but could not really convince in the new year. Of the seven competitive games in the new year – three Cup and four league games – the Jardim Elf could only the games against Moulins -Yzeure (5: 2), OGC Nice (2: 1) and bottom bracket FC Metz (3: 1) for decide. In the second clash with Nice, it was just a draw, as against Montpellier HSC (2: 2) and Olympique Marseille (2: 2). Ironically, against Olympique Lyon put it just under a half weeks in the Coupe de France a 2: 3 defeat.
Olympique Lyon finished in fourth place last season and is trying to improve after less successful years. With the championship, it will probably be nothing this year, because PSG currently plays in its own league. However, Bruno Génésio’s team has all options in the fight for second place, which is currently held with a record of fourteen wins, six draws and three defeats, a goal difference of 52:25 and 48 points. Just as for the upcoming opponents, it is also for Lyon to win a victory in the upcoming game to keep ahead in the race for the Champions League place.
Lyon started with four wins and a draw into the New Year before the first real setback in the battle for second place – but always in order. A narrow win against AS Nancy (3-2) was followed by a disappointing draw at Angers SCO (1-1). Subsequently, however, the Génésio-Elf found its way back to success. Only EA Guingamp was beaten 2-0, before it was enough against Paris Saint-Germain to the big litter. In the end, against the front-runner was an unexpected, but completely earned 2: 1 on the scoreboard. Only three days later, the next stroke succeeded, when the AS Monaco could be thrown out of the Coupe de France 3: 2. There was a downer last weekend, when the away game against Girondins Bordeaux lost 2: 3.
Monaco vs Lyon head to head matches
24.01.18 COU Monaco Lyon 2 : 3
13.10.17 L1 Lyon Monaco 3 : 2
23.04.17 L1 Lyon Monaco 1 : 2
18.12.16 L1 Monaco Lyon 1 : 3
07.05.16 L1 Lyon Monaco 6 : 1