Lille v Monaco
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 10th September
Kick Off: 19:00 BST
Venue: Stade Pierre Mauroy (Lille).
Lille has won just one game this season which up to date is their only home game 1-0 against Dijon. But they have already lost two games. There are concerns about the back four, conceding four goals in two games.
Monaco have got the start to their Ligue 1 campaign that they have been dreaming for ever since Russian money was injected into the club and they bounced back to Ligue 1 four years ago. They are getting better by each game and this was reflected in their very impressive 3-1 victory over champions PSG. They head the table but only by one point. They have played just one away game this season when they won 1-0 at Nantes.
Lille v Monaco: Head-to-Head Stats
Lille beat Monaco for the first time in three years last season and for their fans it was well worth the wait when they ran out 4-1 winners. In general Monaco has a horrific record at Lille, but like PSG and the investment made within the club we can discount history. Recent matches have seen Monaco only lose 1 game to Lille from the last 5 matches.
Lille v Monaco: Prediction
It’s difficult not to see Monaco get something from this game. They are decent value for the win and should be taken on. Brazilian Fabiano has just signed a new five year deal with the club and he could well cap off a great week with a goal. Sure he’s a defender but Brazilians love coming forward. Lille has problems not just in defence but in midfield where they tend to lose possession too easy and could suffer here because of it.
Lille v Monaco: Betting Tips
Monaco Draw No Bet at 21/20
Fabiano to score anytime for Monaco at 15/2.