On the upcoming Friday, the games in the top championships of Europe resume will resume, including France, where Olympique Lyonnais and Monaco will open the ninth round of the French Ligue 1. In this couple, bookmakers are on Lyon’s side, but the hosts are very slight favorites, Monaco may be weakened in terms of squad during the midseason, but Jardim’s team continue showing high level of football and create competition to PSG in the championship.
Lyon desperately needed the break for the national team’s matches, Les Gones didn’t win a single time within the last five matches, having a draw four times and losing once to PSG at the opponent’s pitch. As a result, the men from Lyon descended in Ligue 1 tournament table to the eighth position, having 13 points in the asset, losing to Marseille, which are on the third position, three points.
Monaco also got tired in September. The red-and-whites lost at home to Porto in the Champions League, 0:3, before the national teams’ break, had a draw at Louis II with Montpellier, 1:1, within the French championship. The situation in the UCL is hard, only one gained point after two rounds and in the French elite tournament table Monaco continue to remain on the second position. The future guests are losing to PSG three points, but in their turn ahead of Marseille by three points.
Lyon historically play well at their home ground, while Monaco look a bit weaker this season, other than the previous one. Lyon cannot let the Ligue 1 leaders get away too much, the team needs to get into the Champions League next season.
Prediction for the match: Lyon not to lose