AS Monaco was the last team to win the title before PSG conquered the last three in a row, while Lyon hasn’t won the title since 2008. This Sunday’s winner will remain in the current title race, and AS Monaco could even climb to first place.
Let’s take a look at the latest team and player news, stats, injury reports and the Ligue 1 Odds for AS Monaco vs Lyon while making some predictions.
Game: AS Monaco vs Lyon
Location: Stade Louis II, Monaco
Time: Sunday, May 2, 3 p.m. ET
Television: beIN Sports
Live Stream: fuboTV
Ligue 1 Betting Lines
|AS Monaco||-½ +125||+125||3 Evo||1½ -105o/-125u|
|Lyon||+½ -155||+200||3 -130u||1½ +120o/-150u|
Head to Head
- Competitive Matches: 118
- AS Monaco Victories: 50 (162 goals)
- Lyon Victories: 42 (148 goals)
- Draws: 26
The last time they met in the Ligue 1, Lyon crushed AS Monaco 4-1 thanks to a great performance from Memphis Depay and Karl Toko Ekambi, who scored twice. Of course, Wissam Ben Yedder scored for AS Monaco.
Lyon owns a 6-1-3 record in their last 10 matches against AS Monaco. They scored 26 goals and allowed 13, finished with a clean sheet twice and failed to score only once.
The last time they faced each other at Stade Louis II Lyon won 0-3, but AS Monaco’s last victory against Lyon was also at their home turf (2-0).
Why bet on AS Monaco?
AS Monaco is the only team that won the last five Ligue 1 games in a row and did it with a 15-0 aggregate. Also, they just defeated Lyon 2-0 in the French Cup Quarterfinals, their other option to not finish the season trophyless.
They’ve scored 71 goals, second best in the league, and allowed 38, worst among the top four. Wissam Ben Yedder and Kevin Volland are among the league’s top scorers with 18 and 15 goals; no other team has two players in the top 10, but AS Monaco is so much more.
“We have the best bench in Ligue 1, as we are the team that scores the most through their substitutes. Everyone knows that when he does not start the match it is not a penalty and he will have the opportunity to play and show himself during the match. This is the competition. They are all competitors,” said manager Niko Kovac.
AS Monaco owns an 11-5-1 record when playing at home. They also are 10-6-1 against the spread and over/under.
Gelson Martins and Sofiane Diop are out due to injury. Their expected lineup is Benjamin Lecomte, Djibril Sidibe, Guillermo Maripan, Benoit Badiashile, Caio Henrique, Krepin Diatta, Youssouf Fofana, Aurelien Tchouameni, Aleksandr Golovin, Wissam Ben Yedder and Kevin Volland.
Why Bet on Lyon?
Lyon comes from a tough loss against Lille, second one in their last five matches, meaning they can’t afford to lose any more points, at least if they want to remain in the title race. Right now, Lyon sits in fourth place with 67 points, six less than Lille.
“We have to stay the course and win in Monaco; everything is still possible, but we have to win on Sunday. We had to show the players that anything is still possible. If we do well Sunday and come back to within a point, there are still three matches left after that. Everything will be possible,” said manager Rudi Garcia.
They’ve scored 67 goals and allowed 35, allowing at least one goal in seven of their last eight games in all competitions. Lyon is 9-7-1 when playing on road, also 6-8-3 against the spread and 7-9-1 over/under.
Winning the Ligue 1 is all they’ve left, otherwise they’ll finish the season trophyless.
Melvin Bard is out due to medical reasons, but Sinaly Diomande will be back. Lyon’s expected lineup is Anthony Lopes, Leo Dubois, Marcelo, Jason Denayer, Mattia De Sciglio, Lucas Paqueta, Thiago Mendes, Houssem Aouar, Rayan Cherki, Memphis Depay and Karl Toko Ekambi.
Final Analysis and Predictions
Expect nothing less than a show as both have to go all-in. Both teams have scored in Lyon’s last six away games, and at least three goals were scored in 91% of Monaco’s home victories; that’s right, I think AS Monaco should be your sports betting pick here.
Score Prediction: AS Monaco 2, Lyon 1