Monaco v Lyon Betting Tips: 1 AH+0.5, 2019-08-09

International Football Tips

Ligue 1
Friday 9th August 2019
Kickoff: 1945hrs
Pick: Monaco AH+0.5
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.64 (odds taken at 05:15 GMT, 09 August 2019)

1 X 2
2.93 3.54 2.33

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on August 09, 2019 at 05:15)

Friday night brings us an assortment of matches across Europe and our next preview features a clash between Monaco and Lyon in Ligue 1 as the betting tips continue at the Stade Louis II ground.

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Monaco Prediction – Can Monaco hold their own?

A new season brings fresh hope for Friday night’s hosts who were mightily close to relegation last season as the club finished in 17th place.

An experiment to instal former player, Thierry Henry, backfired monumentally as Monaco registered just 4 wins from the 20 matches that Henry was in charge of.

Henry had replaced former coach, Leonardo Jardim, who had been dismissed in mid-October following a poor start to the Ligue 1 season.

Monaco had recorded just 1 win from the first 9 matches of the season which ended Jardim’s reign, but worse was to follow.

The hosts form slumped in dramatic fashion and were dangerously close to relegation when the club moved to sack Henry and bring back Jardim.

Under Jardim, Monaco then embarked upon a pivotal 7-match unbeaten run which included wins against Toulouse, Nantes, Lyon and Lille.

It was this turn around in form that proved to be enough for Monaco to maintain their Ligue 1 top flight status for this term.

In addition, Monaco have lost just 2 of their last 8 matches at Stade Louis II, along with winning the last 2 encounters at home against Lyon, 2-0 and 3-2 respectively.


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Lyon Prediction – Can Lyon forget poor pre-season?

The visitors make their way to Monaco on Friday night having lost 4 of their 5 pre-season matches which isn’t a great way to prepare for this Ligue 1 season opener.

Defeats to Swiss outfit, Servette and Serie A club, Genoa were followed by back-to-back defeats to Premier League sides, Liverpool and Bournemouth respectively.

Only a 2-1 win over Arsenal in the Emirates Cup salvaged a modicum of pride, but it means that the visitors are without a winning momentum here.

Lyon finished in 3rd place at the end of last season’s Ligue 1 campaign which earned them a place in the Champions League qualifying round.

They did finish last season in good nick though as Lyon won 5 of their last 6 matches of the season to clinch 3rd spot.

4 wins out of their last 5 matches away from home also improved their away record to a final record of 9-5-5 32/28.

However, their last two visits to Stade Louis II have both ended in defeat and the first match of the season is always unpredictable.

It’ll be interesting to see if Lyon can shrug off their poor pre-season on Friday night in the municipality.


Key-Facts – Monaco v Lyon

  • Monaco have lost just 2 of their last 8 matches at Stade Louis II
  • Lyon won 4 of their last 5 away matches in Ligue 1 last season
  • Monaco have won the last 2 encounters at home against Lyon


Betting Tips Verdict

With this being the first match of the season, it’s possible that Monaco can surprise Lyon here and make it three wins on the trot on home turf. Backing the hosts with the handicap means even a draw is a winning pick.