Monaco vs Lyon Betting Tip over 2.5 goals – 5 February 2022

Goals to flow in Monte Carlo

Guillermo Maripan / Monaco ©IMAGO / PanoramiC 23.01.2022

FranceMonaco vs LyonFrance
5 February 2000hrs
Football – France – Ligue 1
Pick Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Boylesports
Odds: 11/10 odds taken 2000 GMT, Thursday 3 February 

 

Two teams looking to move closer to the top three in Ligue 1 meet on Saturday night with Lyon travelling to face Monaco.

 

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Monaco Preview – Will Monaco continue their excellent home form?

Philippe Clement was the man chose to replace Niko Kovac as Monaco boss last month and essentially tasked with getting the club qualified for next season’s Champions League.  As it stands, Monaco are in eighth spot and seven points off third place Marseille. They cannot afford to drop further behind therefore a win here is crucial in keeping those hopes alive. Clement – who enjoyed so much success as a coach in his native Belgium – has not got off to a brilliant start in his new role.

Monaco have taken four points from the three league games Clement has been in charge for. The sole win was a comprehensive 4-0 success at home to Clermont. That was sandwiched between two away matches – goalless draw away to Nantes and a 3-2 defeat at Montpellier.

 

Our betting prediction
Monaco win/BTTS
13/5
(odds taken 2000 GMT, Thursday 3 February)

Monaco’s form at home has been decent. They’re unbeaten in eight with six wins in that run. Having started the season taking just one point from a possible nine at home it is a significant upgrade but they know it will have to continue if they are to realise that ambition of Champions League football.

No player has scored more goals in Ligue 1 this season than Wissam Ben Yedder. The French international striker has 13 to his name and could be on course to beat his tally of 20 from last season.

Lyon Preview – Can Lyon make it four consecutive league wins?

Lyon travel to Monte Carlo once point and one place better off than their hosts. Whilst it is a marginally better position to be in it is still pretty underwhelming considering the squad of players at Peter Bosz’ disposal. Lyon are now unbeaten in seven matches but have drawn four of those, so the fact they have reeled off three straight victories has revived what looked to be faint hopes of a top three finish.

The most recent of those wins was a hugely important 2-1 win at home to Marseille on Tuesday night. Lyon came back from a goal down in that match with a late winner from Moussa Dembele giving them the victory. All three of their league wins this year have been by a single goal margin.

 

 

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Dembele has scored in each of those victories as well. The former Fulham and Celtic striker started on the bench in midweek but it would be a big surprise if he wasn’t brought back into the starting eleven for this game.

Dembele could be joined in that line-up by Tanguy Ndombele. The midfielder left Lyon in 2019 but his move to Tottenham has not worked out as plan. He will be keen to hit the ground running at the beginning of this loan spell.

Monaco vs Lyon United Betting Advice

There may be plenty of football left to play and it could be that this is a must not lose game rather than a must win for both teams, but you do sense that if Monaco or Lyon can get all three points then they really are serious contenders for a top three finish and steal a march on the other.

It was Lyon who ran out winners when they met earlier in the season, a 2-0 win back in October.

 

Key Facts –  Monaco vs Lyon Betting Tip

  • Monaco are unbeaten in their last eight home matches, winning six of them
  • Lyon have not scored more than two goals in any away game this season
  • It was a comfortable 2-0 win for Lyon when the teams met earlier in the campaign

Monaco’s home form gives them an edge here as it has been consistent for longer than Lyon’s recent winning run. However, with both teams knowing the importance of a win it could be a game that sees goals. Seven of Monaco’s last 10 have had three or more goals in them and I fancy this to be another.

 

Best Betting Odds for Monaco vs Lyon

Monaco: 1/1 Betfred
Draw: 13/5 at Betfred
Lyon: 11/4 at Betfred