Prediction: Monaco vs Lyon – Soccer News


Verdict: Monaco draw no bet

Best Odds: 19/20

Bookmaker: Unibet

In a battle between two French giants on Sunday night, Monaco will welcome Lyon to the Stade Louis II for what could be an enjoyable affair.

Monaco

Starting with the hosts, while Monaco might have opened the 2022/23 campaign in the midst of a worrying run of form, Philippe Clement’s men should be boosted by a much-needed bounce over the past week. Managing to open their Europa League campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 victory away at Red Star Belgrade, the former Club Brugge boss has also seen his side find a route into the top-half of the Ligue 1 table. Last seen on domestic duties claiming another 1-0 win away at Nice, the Monégasques will be desperate to build off of their recent flurry. However, although Monaco might have gained a reputation for their success on home soil last season, Sunday’s hosts have failed to keep up that same momentum this time around. In fact, including back-to-back 4-2 and 4-1 losses against Troyes and Lens, Clement’s side have failed to win any of their opening four matchups at the Stade Louis II across all competitions.

Team News

Bagging the winner against Red Star Belgrade earlier in the week and now recording back-to-back strikes, summer arrival Breel Embolo will spearhead Monaco’s charge here.

However, still dealing with respective ankle and foot injuries, Sunday’s hosts look set to be without the duo of Kevin Volland and Myron Boadu this weekend.

Lyon

As for the visitors, after watching their eye-catching unbeaten run come to an abrupt end earlier in the week, Lyon will be desperate to make an immediate response here. Last seen on Wednesday night getting hit with a shock 3-1 loss away at Lorient, Les Gones should still find the mood in their camp at a high. After being left disappointed to have missed out on a European finish back in May, Peter Bosz’s men have lost just one of their opening six Ligue 1 outings. Knowing that a return to winning ways on Sunday would see them widen their buffer in the top-four, Lyon will now be hoping to find some stability on the road. Including that deserved defeat away at Lorient last week, the Whites have shown some extended issues away from the Groupama Stadium. In fact, continuing on from the summer break, the ex-Bayer Leverkusen boss has seen his side win just a trio of their previous 11 Ligue 1 away fixtures.

Team News

Once again missing out away at Lorient earlier in the week, 24-year-old Houssem Aouar looks set to once again miss out on Sunday night.

Likewise, yet to make a single appearance this season, the duo of Julian Pollersbeck and German international Jerome Boateng will also not feature here.

Key Factors to Consider

  • When the two sides last faced off on February 5th, Monaco picked up a 2-0 victory at the Stade Louis II.
  • None of the previous 14 meetings between Sunday’s opponents have finished in a stalemate.
  • Monaco’s Breel Embolo has found the net in back-to-back appearances across all competitions.
  • Continuing on from last season, Lyon have managed to win just a trio of their last 11 Ligue 1 matchups.
  • All four of Monaco’s opening four appearances across all formats have finished with both teams finding the net.

Conclusion

While Monaco might have shown some extended inconsistencies when opening the 2022/23 campaign, Sunday’s hosts have managed to find a much-welcomed boost. Now clinching back-to-back victories and getting their Europa League adventure off to a winning start away at Red Star Belgrade earlier in the week, Clement’s side will be looking to keep up that momentum here. Watching Lyon show some extended issues away from the Groupama Stadium on either side of the summer break, Monaco should be boosted by their most recent meeting against Les Gones. Claiming a 2-0 victory when they welcomed Lyon to the Stade Louis II back in March, we’re backing a home draw no bet here.

Verdict: Monaco draw no bet

Best Odds: 19/20

Bookmaker: Unibet



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