Lyon travel to Monaco on Sunday night knowing that a win will guarantee them a place in the final qualifying round for next season’s Champions League.
Les Gones have a two-point lead over PSG in the hunt for third place with just one game of the 2010-11 Ligue 1 season left to play.
Although they have failed to taste victory in any of their last three games, Claude Puel’s men will be confident of coming away from struggling Monaco with maximum points.
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While high-flying Lyon are battling for a place in Europe’s premier club competition, Monaco are fighting it out to preserve their status in the highest tier of French football.
Laurent Banide’s team currently occupy 18th place in the table – the top relegation position – meaning that defeat at Stade Louis II would see them drop out of the league.
However, victory at Montpellier last weekend kept Monaco’s survival hopes alive and with just five points separating them from seventh-placed Lorient, Les Rouge et Blanc know the win could propel them way up the table.
And with bwin.com offering odds of 2/1 on them to take the three points, a bet on Monaco looks an attractive prospect.
Their cause may be helped by the absence of influential Lyon captain Yoann Gourcuff, who is set to sit out the contest with a foot injury, while striker Bafetimbi Gomis and defender Dejan Lovren are also sidelined.
Lyon’s primary goal threat looks likely to come from Lisandro Lopez, the prolific Argentine international who has already struck 16 times in the current Ligue 1 campaign.
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