Ligue 1 – AS Mónaco at home to Lyon
This Sunday sees Monaco go head to head with Lyon at the Stade Louis II – Kick-off 9:45pm GMT.
Monaco currently sitting in tenth place, are five places lower than fifth placed Lyon, heading into the clash.
AS Mónaco have so far accrued eight points in this season of the Ligue 1
Whilst Monaco need a positive result from this fixture, they cannot afford to throw caution to the wind. Another successive defeat for The Monégasques after losing against Nice and Troyes would represent a worrying sign of where they are just now.
Also, that’s a run of one wins for Monaco. With eight points (2W, 2L and 2D), they are established in tenth position in the League having won two games, drawn two fixtures, and lost two meetings.
Playing at home, Monaco have drawn one game and lost two matches.
A victory for AS Mónaco would put them on 11 points.
It is likely that two key players will miss Sunday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Philippe Clement and his Monaco team.
Lyon have 13 points to their name, going into this tie
Lyon will be full of confidence, going into this fixture on that back of two successive wins against Angers SCO and Auxerre. They will need this if they are to retain their run.
Also, Lyon keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last five games is astonishing this season. With 13 points, they currently sit fifth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 4 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws having won four matches, drawn one game, and lost one game.
Lyon have drawn one game of their one League matches on the road this season.
Lyon will see 16 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
Lyon are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Peter Bosz is concerned that Sunday’s fixture could see him without one of his key players
AS Mónaco v Lyon – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels the clubs have previously faced each other 58 times with the record being 25 wins and 15 draws for Monaco. Further, the two sides have been unable to break the dead-lock on five occasions out of the last eight matches, resulting in draws. The last time both teams met in this competition The Monégasques secured a 2-0 home win.
Players to watch
For Monaco, Breel Embolo is one of the top performing players after having scoredtwo goals in six League games this campaign, while Tete, one of their best scorers, has nettedfour goals in five League fixtures this season for Lyon.