Lyon vs Monaco: Hosts can enhance good record against champions

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Odds: Lyon 7/5, Draw 5/2, Monaco 17/10

Kick Off: 1945, 13/10/2017

Stadium: Parc OL

TV: BT Sport

Lyon have had an edge over Monaco in Ligue 1 during the last three seasons and are fancied to come out on top again at Parc OL on Friday night.

The hosts have won three and lost just one of the past six head-to-head encounters in this competition, including a 6-1 victory at this venue in May 2016.

With the timing of this clash suiting Bruno Genesio’s side, they are a solid pick at 7/5 in our Lyon vs Monaco betting predictions.

A Look At Lyon’s Betting Odds

Genesio had a big job on his hands this term after losing Alexandre Lacazette to Arsenal and Corentin Tolisso to Bayern Munich, but some youthful replacements have settled in well enough.

Mariano has netted six times in 10 appearances after joining from Real Madrid, forging a good partnership with local star Nabil Fekir.

The form of ex-Manchester United winger Memphis Depay has been another plus point and Lyon have only lost to PSG at this stage of the campaign.

A recent run of draws has been frustrating, but 12 goals in four league games at this venue augurs well for another entertaining encounter.

We’re adding 21/10 for a home win and over 2.5 goals in the game to our Lyon vs Monaco betting tips.

A Look At AS Monaco’s Betting Odds

Monaco initially coped well with having to rebuild over the summer, with the title holders rattling off four straight victories, despite seeing several key players move on.

However, a 4-0 defeat at Nice in early September sowed some seeds of doubt, just one point has been picked up from two Champions League fixtures and Montpellier snatched a late draw at Stade Louis II before the international break.

On top of that, the major concern here is that this match comes very quickly after a crucial World Cup double-header for talismanic Colombia striker Radamel Falcao.

Monaco would have been struggling badly without his 12 goals in eight Ligue 1 appearances and it remains to be seen how effective the 31-year-old can be on this occasion.

The visitors will always be a threat going forward, but we like 5/2 for a home win and both teams to score from the Lyon vs Monaco odds.

Additional stats

Last result:

Angers 3-3 LYON – Mariano, Mouctar Diakhaby, Memphis Depay

MONACO 1-1 Montpellier – Radamel Falcao

Head-to-head: Lyon 1-2 Monaco, Monaco 1-3 Lyon, Lyon 6-1 Monaco, Monaco 1-1 Lyon, Monaco 0-0 Lyon, Lyon 2-1 Monaco

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Tony has been a journalist for more than 25 years, with past positions including Press Association betting editor, Teletext Sport betting editor and Sport Newspapers deputy racing editor. A Manchester United and Salford Red Devils supporter, he spends much of his spare time walking his two pet greyhounds.