Monaco vs Lyon – Ligue 1: Forget Paris SG. Ligue 1 has one of the more interesting battles on the fight for the top 3
That grants access to the Champions League.
Lyon and Marseille, with 48 points, and AS Monaco, with 47, are fighting for the 2 remaining spots, with the 2nd place granting direct access and the 3rd place granting a spot in the play-off.
This Sunday, Monaco hosts Lyon on a match where, once again, they will be exposed to the risk of losing ground to their contenders.
The team from the Principality hasn’t been having an easy season, after what happened in the Champions League, and looking to what are the respective rosters, it won’t be hard to accept that they have the less talented roster of the 3 teams that are in this fight.
However, Leonardo Jardim’s team usually stood out by their playing model, their collective dynamic, and although the team that they have given him to find that effect is understandable, their situation right now can be worrying for their fans.
Getting points is mandatory, after being knocked out from Coupe de France (against this same Lyon) and having drawn last week against Marseille.
For Lyon, the victory over Paris SG, 2 weeks ago, seemed to be the best way to start a path towards ensuring the 2nd place. After that, they played in Monaco for the Cup, with Bruno Genesio’s side knocking out their rivals.
But this team still presents some inconsistencies, like we saw on their loss in Bordeaux, which was unexpected and left Lyon once again at the mercy of their pursuers and,
furthermore, forced to prove their ability away from home at Monaco, to where they travel in the league.
Monaco vs Lyon – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The high competitiveness between these two sides and Marseille will, surely, be a topic to discuss until the end of the season.
But the result of this match will help to understand which team is stronger, if it’s a Monaco team walking towards their best version or if it’s a Lyon where the team’s stars aren’t affected by their manager’s mistakes.
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