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Monaco vs Lyon Prediction, Expert Tips and Odds (02/05/2021)

Monaco vs Lyon is our fixture of the week. You can as well call it battle royale as both outfits look for points as Ligue 1 title race remains open. Find out more in our detailed match analysis.

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Monaco to Edge out Lyon

Monaco vs Lyon is one of the most anticipated fixtures in Europe this weekend. These are two teams hoping for Ligue 1 title and follow each other on the table at positions three and four respectively. However, the hosts hold an important four-point advantage against Lyon. Losing in this game still keeps Monaco ahead of Lyon. However, we expect the hosts to win on Saturday. They did not only defeat Lyon in the reverse but also boasts of the best home record in the league with only one loss so far. Moreover, Monaco is undefeated in their last nine games with 8 wins and one draw. The hosts have kept a clean sheet in 11 of their last 12 games, only losing once within that duration.

Few Goals Expected

While a win for Monaco looks plausible in this game, we don’t expect a lot of goals. This is a game pitting two of the best teams in Ligue 1 against each other. Thus, we expect a strong defensive play and some quick counter-attacks. The only worry for the Lyon is the inability to keep clean sheets despite winning games this season. Lyon has conceded at least a goal in eight of their last ten games.

Monaco to Keep Out Lyon from Scoring

Lyon boasts of a lethal forward in Ligue 1. The visitors will bank on Memphis Depa, Toko Ekambi and Timo Kadewere to score some goals against Monaco on Sunday. However, Monaco’s defence seems indestructible at the moment. The hosts stopped Lyon from scoring in a 2-0 victory two weeks ago in Coupe de France. We are expecting an even strong backline when Monaco hosts Lyon in match week 34.

Match Preview: Lyon Faces another Huge Threat in their Title Chase

The title race is still open for the top four teams. The fixture between Monaco and Lyon on Sunday will tilt the scales in many ways.

Monaco

Seven consecutive clean sheet victories for Monaco shows just how serious the hosts are about  winning the title. Moreover, Monaco has kept a clean sheet in their last 9 games, and only lost once in 12 previous games. Given the current form of the hosts, their 2-0 victory against 10-man Lyon in the reverse fixture is another motivation before Sunday. Moreover, it is an opportunity for Monaco manager, Niko Kovac to extend his victories against Rudi Garcia to two games. There has never been a draw between the two managers in the previous two encounters.

Lyon

Lyon has long been among the favourites to lift Ligue 1 trophy this season. However, mixed fortunes have slowed down their progress. They come into this game after two consecutive losses. The visitors have kept one clean sheet in their last five matches. However, Lyon enjoys a netter H2H record against Monaco with 9 wins against 7 for Monaco. There have been three draws in previous encounters between the bitter Ligue 1 rivals.

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France Ligue 1
Monaco
VS
Lyon
May 2, 2021
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Monaco vs Lyon

icon Head to Head

02/05/21
FL1
Monaco
Monaco
2 - 3
Lyon
Lyon
21/04/21
FC
Lyon
Lyon
0 - 2
Monaco
Monaco
25/10/20
FL1
Lyon
Lyon
4 - 1
Monaco
Monaco
09/08/19
FL1
Monaco
Monaco
0 - 3
Lyon
Lyon
24/02/19
FL1
Monaco
Monaco
2 - 0
Lyon
Lyon

Monaco

Last 5

19/05/21
FC
Monaco
Monaco
0 - 2
PSG
PSG
16/05/21
FL1
Monaco
Monaco
2 - 1
Rennes
Rennes
13/05/21
FC
Vallieres
Vallieres
1 - 5
Monaco
Monaco
09/05/21
FL1
Reims
Reims
0 - 1
Monaco
Monaco
25/04/21
FL1
Angers
Angers
0 - 1
Monaco
Monaco

Lyon

Last 5

16/05/21
FL1
Nimes
Nimes
2 - 5
Lyon
Lyon
08/05/21
FL1
Lyon
Lyon
4 - 1
Lorient
Lorient
25/04/21
FL1
Lyon
Lyon
2 - 3
Lille
Lille
18/04/21
FL1
Nantes
Nantes
1 - 2
Lyon
Lyon
11/04/21
FL1
Lyon
Lyon
3 - 0
Angers
Angers

FAQs-Lyon vs Monaco

Monaco vs Lyon tips

Which team won the reverse fixture?

Monaco defeated 10-man Lyon in the reverse fixture

Who are we backing in this game?

We are giving Monaco an edge to win the double

Which TV channel will broadcast Monaco vs Lyon in the UK?

BT SPORT 1