AS Monaco will try to build on their momentum as they get ready to host Ligue 1 leaders Olympique Lyon. The hosts have not conceded a goal in 7 matches and are on a 12 matches unbeaten run that propelled them onto the 5th place on the table with 39 points and at just one point from the Europa League place. Meanwhile, Lyon has an unbeaten run of seven matches in Ligue 1, but they were eliminated from Coupe de France by Nantes.
Lyon is enjoying a lead of four points at the top of the Ligue 1 table but lost one of their most important players prior to playing against Monaco and then PSG. Lacazatte got a hamstring injury during the last Ligue 1 game and might miss up to one month of competitive matches. The striker scored 10 goals in 6 matches and it remains to be seen whether Fekir, Tolisso, and Gourcouff will be able to keep off the front against Berbatov and Moutinho. The leaders have a mixed form in away games where they have 4 wins, and three draws and three defeats.
Monaco is on a very good run as of late and at home, they play even better by having three wins in a row. Lyon will have it difficult to score against them with Wallace and Fabinho there to tighten up the defensive line. The hosts are in direct competition for a Champions League place, with PSG this time and there’s a five points gap between them. Berbatov and Ferreira Carrasco are the main goalscorers and after the win against second-placed Marseille, AS Monaco finally started being backed to return to European football.
Monaco is tipped for the three points mainly because they play at home and a win has 2.10 odds with 888sport. A Lyon win has 3.65 odds and a draw 3.20. Both teams to score has 1.93 odds, over 2.5 goals 2.35 and AS Monaco for both halves 3.30. Lyon with a +1 handicap has 1.32 odds, Monaco with a -1 handicap 3.25 and if you think Gonalons will get booked 888sport offers 4.50 odds for it. Berbatov has 2.80 odds to score, Germain 3.85 and Gourcouff 5.80 and we’re betting on over 1.5 goals by AS Monaco with 2.38 odds from 888sport.
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