Monaco vs Lyon
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 24 February 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Louis II, Monaco
Monaco host Lyon for their Matchday 26 clash after picking it up with seven points in three outings since early February, where they escaped the relegation zone and sit three points clear of 19th placed Caen. They will now want to keep it up but could be in for a tougher challenge at Stade Louis II on Sunday evening.
Les Monegasques have beaten Toulouse and Nantes in last two home outings and held Montpellier to a thriller 2-2 draw on the road in the process. Leonardo Jardim’s men finally started scoring goals more regularly and this should be essential for their ambitions to climb the table.
Lyon come into the clash following a goalless draw against Barcelona, where they can be happy despite an exciting contest seeing them lose on consistency. They’ve still bagged five wins in seven outings across competitions and we should see the visitors very motivated to show off in Monaco, sitting four points behind 2nd placed Lille and wanting to close the gap as well as this weekend.
Monaco vs Lyon: Head-to-head
Lyon bagged a convincing 3-0 home win earlier this term with goals from Aouar, Fekir, and Mendy.
Les Gones thus earned their third win in four head-to-head clashes since October 2017.
Monaco have beaten the rivals just once in the last five matchups at this ground.
Monaco vs Lyon: Prediction
We will now back Lyon to snatch all three points despite a strong challenge looming, going for an Away win here at 2.10! They have been in great shape lately and will want to build on their high team spirits, which does make this a great value.
However, we feel Monaco will do their part in making this a thriller contest and with that in mind, we’re also going for Over 2.5 goals FT at 1.66. Both have been scoring goals and enjoying such clashes lately, which does add to such a belief at this point.
Monaco vs Lyon: Bet Tips
Away win @ 2.10
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66