Monaco vs Lyon
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 5 February 2022
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Louis II.
Monaco have been doing enough to stay in the top half of the French League. However, with the closely contested situation in the middle of the league table, the team could quickly fall from such a position and would need to be clinical to push further higher in the table.
They were last seen in an intense 3-2 loss against Montpellier, away from home. This marked the 2nd loss for the club in five Ligue 1 outings.
Managing seven points from those matches, they now occupy 7th position in the league table, two points behind a spot in the Conference League.
Lyon would head into the fixture undefeated in over two months but registering draws in the majority of games in that period has cost the team dearly who are now stuck in the bottom half of the league.
Their most recent game ended in a 1-0 win against 20th place Saint-Etienne, at home. This marked back to back wins for the club in Ligue 1 fixtures.
With four draws preceding the result, they currently sit 11th in the first tier of French football, two points behind their opponents for this weekend.
Monaco vs Lyon Head-to-head
- Les Gones have four wins and one loss in five previous meetings.
- Both teams scored just twice in their last seven duels.
- More than three goals were scored on average in those matches.
Monaco vs Lyon Prediction
The hosts’ previous loss at home came in November. Since then the club has dropped points just twice through draws. Whereas, their opponents have more losses than wins on the road this season and are likely to suffer their 5th away loss of this campaign, this Saturday.
Wissam Ben Yedder has scored in eight consecutive league matches at home. Finding the back of the net eleven times from those games, the French man has made a total of twenty three goals contributions this season across all competitions.
He is most likely to score in his 9th consecutive home game, extending his lead further in the top goal scorers’ list.