Monaco vs Lyon
France Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 2 May 2021
Kick-Off at 20.00 UK
Venue: Stade Louis II, Monaco.
Lyon’s title ambitions suffered a massive blow last weekend when they fell 2-3 at home to Lille.
Les Gones had everything they needed for success after netting two early first half-goals, but they allowed the table-toppers pull off a phenomenal comeback and leave Groupama Stadium with a 2-3 victory in their pockets.
It was the second straight loss for Rudi Garcia’s troops who had previously fallen 0-2 to Monaco in the Coupe de France quarterfinal.
Les Gones will continue their horrendous schedule on Sunday evening when they travel to Stade Louis II to take on Monaco for the second time in two weeks.
Garcia will face hard times motivating his troops ahead of this super-tough and equally important clash against the third-placed Les Monegasques.
However, a loss here would also mean Lyon’s farewell from UEFA Champions League dreams since Les Gones are four points shy of Monaco at the moment.
Monaco vs Lyon Head-to-head
Lyon have been the more successful side in the history of this match-up. They won 22, drew 13, and lost 17 of the last 52 encounters with Les Monegasques.
Les Gones celebrated a demolishing 4-1 victory when these two sides met each other in the first half of the season in late-October last year.
As mentioned above, Monaco got their revenge by beating Lyon 0-2 in the recent Coupe de France quarterfinal.
Monaco vs Lyon Prediction
Monaco are one of the most in-form teams in France at the moment. They won seven and drew two of the last nine games in all competitions.
Niko Kovac seems to have found the winning formula to keep his things tight in his team’s defensive line as Les Monegasques kept their net untouched in each of these nine matches along the way. Substitute Wissam Ben Yedder made the difference last weekend at Angers and he should be back to the starting line-up here.
On the other side, Lyon kept just one clean sheet in the last eight matches across competitions. They shipped five goals in the last two losses and we can’t see them bouncing back against the red-hot Monaco here.
The home win has to be the way to go at the odds of 2.15. Braver punters can try with Monaco to keep a clean sheet at the sky-high 3.75 odds. Remember, they have done exactly this in each of the last nine matches in all competitions.
Monaco vs Lyon Bet Tips
Monaco to win @ 2.15
Monaco to keep a clean sheet @ 3.75.