Monaco vs Lyon Prediction, Tips & Odds – Dec. 15, 2023
Monaco vs Lyon Prediction 15.12.2023. In the first match of the sixteenth round of the French Ligue 1, Monaco will host their great rival, Lyon, on their home turf. Despite the host being in much better form, history has taught us that in derbies, it doesn’t mean much, and in such duels, motivation plays a crucial role.
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Monaco vs Lyon Odds
Monaco Team News
Monaco started the new season in Ligue 1 in the best possible way and held the top position for a long time. However, in a competition like the French championship, with a rival of PSG’s quality, it is necessary to maintain a consistently high level of play and record victories, considering that the team from Paris does not allow many mistakes throughout the season.
This year is no exception, and Monaco is currently in third place before this round, with 30 points, six less than the mentioned rival and the leading contender for the title, PSG. Four rounds ago, Monaco stumbled in an away match against a team from the lower half of the table, Le Havre. Following that, Paris Saint Germain demolished Monaco with a 5:2 victory. A relief for the home team this season is that they are not competing in Europe, so this team focuses on the national championship. If they want to stay at the top of the table, they must regain their form from the beginning of the season as soon as possible.
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Lyon Team News
We have already mentioned in previous analyses of this club the catastrophic performances of Lyon this season several times, and they find themselves at the bottom of the table with only 10 points after almost half of the season. Fortunately for the visitors, their rivals in the relegation battle are also playing poorly, and Toulouse, who is in a safe zone, is only three points away.
Lyon secured their first victory five rounds ago in a match against Rennes but then suffered three consecutive defeats. They lost to Lille 2:0, Lens 3:2, and in the postponed match of the tenth round, they were defeated by their arch-rival Marseille 3:0. The guests secured their second win of the season last week against Toulouse with a 3:0 victory, courtesy of a hat-trick from the phenomenal Lacazette. Undoubtedly, they will give their maximum effort to replicate the rhythm from that match in the upcoming duel in the Principality.
Monaco vs Lyon H2H
Lyon has emerged victorious in three of the previous five encounters with these rivals, while Monaco has secured two wins. Interestingly, two or more goals were scored in all five of these matches.
Injuries and suspensions
Monaco: Ben Seghir, Boadu, Embolo, Caio Henrique, Matazo (injuries), Matazo (red card)
Lyon: Riou, Lepenant (injuries)
Monaco vs Lyon Prediction
Lyon struggles to play consistently, especially on away grounds where they have suffered five defeats. Nevertheless, one should consider the boost in confidence following the triumph over Toulouse. On the other hand, Monaco is the second-best home team this season, with six victories and only one defeat, and we believe that this trend will continue in this duel. Additionally, it’s worth noting that head-to-head matches between these rivals have often been rich in goals, so that is our suggestion for this match.
Kick-off Time: Friday, 15.12.2023 9:00 PM Local time GMT +1 / 21:00 CET
Prediction: Both teams score & Over 2.5 goals
Odds (when tipped): 1.70