Monaco vs Lille
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 21st December 2019
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Louis II.
Monaco will face the same team for the second time in less than a week as they prepare to meet Lille at Stade Louis II on Saturday evening.
The teams clashed in the Coupe de la Ligue in midweek at this stadium and Lille won 3-0 easily knocking out their opponents. Monaco come into this game in 9th place and are unbeaten in their last 3 games although their last league match ended in a 0-0 draw at Angers.
At home Monaco have been good with 5 wins from 8 games but what has been important is that the club have won their last five home games in a row. They last beat Amiens here easily winning 3-0, a win at the weekend could take the club up to 7th place depending on other results.
Lille are in 3rd place and are six points in front of Monaco. The club have shrugged off their Champions League group exit and are repeating their great form from last season. They are 4 points behind Marseille and the objective will be to keep the pressure on them and 2nd place which is an automatic Champions League guarantee.
Form is excellent and the club come here with 4 wins in a row. Their last match ended in a 2-1 win over Montpellier and away from home they won their last game against Lyon. However overall away form is poor and the club have collected just 5 points from a possible 24.
Monaco vs Lille: Head to Head
The teams just met this week in the French League Cup where at this stadium Lille won 3-0.
Last seasons league game here ended 0-0.
There is a 70% chance to see over 2.5 goals.
Monaco vs Lille: Prediction
Lille played really well in the league cup and the benefit they have had is that the team could stay here a few days and relax before meeting Monaco again.
All of the pressure is on Monaco, as it would be embarrassing to lose again to the same team in just a manner of days.
Home form is excellent, and Lille are overall poor on the road, but the club are in 3rd place and this needs to be respected.
We could be looking at one of the best games for entertainment at the weekend. That is why our choices will concentrate on the goals market so we can try and get a maximum return out of this fixture.
Monaco vs Lille: Bet Tips:
Both teams to score at 1.72 (8/11)
Anytime goalscorer: Jonathan Ikone (Lille) at 5.00 (4/1).