Lille vs Monaco
French Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 15th March 2019
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Pierre Mauroy (Lille).
Against all odds Lille are still in 2nd place and they are looking good now for an automatic Champions League qualification as they have gone 7 points clear of 3rd place Lyon. And yet there is still all to play for as these teams have another 10 games left to play.
Lille will host Monaco on Friday evening in a game that promises much, but the home side who have lost just 1 game all season in front of their home fans will be the favourites to win this game.
Lille have picked up 11 points from their last five games and remain unbeaten and they have won back to back matches coming into this game although both ended in drab 1-0 victories.
Monaco have had a massive improvement since Jardim’s return and have remained unbeaten in their last 6 games. The club are 17th but they have fought their way out of the bottom three and are 6 points clear of the relegation zone, although they won’t be happy just yet- there is still some more work to be done.
On the road Monaco have won just 3 games all season and even with Jardim returning he hasn’t been able to improve the clubs form away from home. However they have drawn their last two games.
Lille vs Monaco: Head to Head
Earlier in the season in the reverse fixture the teams drew 0-0, it was the first scoreless draw since 2008.
Last season Monaco won this fixture 4-0.
Lille have not beaten Monaco since 2016 going back 7 games.
Lille vs Monaco: Prediction
This has been a fixture which in recent times has been dominated by Monaco but Lille are clearly the better team of the two this season and should have enough at home to cause Monaco problems.
We are going to back the home team but to get better value odds we will back them to be winning at half time. We also expect to see goals in this game, forget 1-0 results which Lille have scrapped out recently because Monaco can give them a game under Jardim.
This has all of the ingredients of a fixture that will be very entertaining, but Lille should be the superior side in the end.
Lille vs Monaco: Bet Tips
Half Time: Lille to be winning at 3.00 (2/1)
Over 3.5 goals at 4.00 (3/1).