Monaco vs Lyon: Les Gones to grab another vital away victory

Monaco vs Lyon: Les Gones to grab another vital away victory

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Odds: Monaco 13/10, Draw 5/2, Lyon 2/1

Kick Off: 2000, 04/02/2018

Stadium: Stade Louis II

TV: BT Sport

Lyon suffered a surprise defeat at Bordeaux last weekend but they are fancied to bounce straight back by claiming a crucial win at Monaco.

Bruno Genesio’s side can still boast the best away record in Ligue 1 this season, winning eight of their 10 games on the road.

They also prevailed 3-2 at this venue in the French Cup last month, stretching their unbeaten run at Stade Louis II to four visits.

With the hosts hampered by injury problems, we reckon 2/1 for an away win is fair value for our Monaco vs Lyon betting predictions.

A Look At AS Monaco’s Betting Odds

Monaco drew 2-2 at third-placed Marseille in this competition a week ago, keeping the champions in fourth spot behind runaway leaders PSG.

The battle for Champions League places is set to be fierce and this clash with second-placed Lyon could prove pivotal.

Leonardo Jardim can still rely on Radamel Falcao, who has 16 top-flight goals to his credit and bagged a brace in Wednesday’s 2-0 French League Cup defeat of Montpellier.

“He’s a great striker and knows when to pounce,” said the head coach of his 31-year-old talisman.

However, Thomas Lemar missed that match, while Jorge, Diego Benaglio and Adama Diakhaby are also currently sidelined.

That makes the hosts vulnerable, so we like 7/2 for an away win and both teams to score from the Monaco vs Lyon odds.

A Look At Olympique Lyonnais’ Betting Odds

Genesio did not pull any punches after Lyon’s 3-1 reversal at Bordeaux, but he also refused to press any panic buttons.

The manager said: “We don’t need to tear everything down but it should be in the back of our minds. To get results there are fundamentals to be respected and we didn’t respect them.”

Les Gones had previously been in superb form, dropping just two points in seven league games, including a victory over PSG, and coming through two away ties in the cup.

We’re prepared to forgive and forget the setback in Bordeaux, who were inspired by new boss Gus Poyet taking charge for the first time.

The highest-scoring travellers in France’s top flight have Nabil Fekir alongside Falcao on 16 goals, while Mariano and Memphis Depay are also among the top 10 Golden Boot contenders.

We’re finishing off our Monaco vs Lyon betting tips with a 40/1 scorecast on Fekir to net first in a 2-1 away win.

Additional stats

Last result:

MONACO 2-0 Montpellier – Radamel Falcao (2)

Bordeaux 3-1 LYON – Marcelo

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

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Best bets for Monaco vs Lyon

Lyon to win @ 2/1

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