Ligue 1 – Lille – AS Mónaco on Match-day 12

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This Sunday sees Lille go head to head with Monaco at the Stade Pierre Mauroy – Kick-off 8:45pm GMT.

Monaco currently sit in sixth place as they travel to seventh placed Lille.

Lille’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 19 points this season

Having lost to RC Strasburg in their last game, Paulo Fonseca’s men must reset and try to gain a positive result in this match.

Also, Lille keep finding ways to win, having secured five victories in their last eight fixtures is astonishing this season. Their position is seventh in the League and they have 19 points, that is, 6W, 4L and 1D having won six meetings, drawn one game, and lost four games.

Playing at home, Lille have won three matches and lost two matches.

Lille will have 22 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Lille, in terms of goals scored (21). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Jonathan David (9), Jonathan Bamba (3), and Ismaily (2). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Lille so far, having conceded 18 goals in their last games so far.

Lille are missing three players through injury or illness. This will affect Paulo Fonseca’s selection choices significantly.

With the Ligue 1 season well into its stride, AS Mónaco have managed to gain 21 points

Monaco’s recent run of poor form will be worrying for manager Philippe Clement, with a 1-1 draw to Clermont Foot in their last fixture, which followed a defeat to Montpellier. The Monégasques will be fired up for this next match, but mustn’t throw caution to the wind.

Also, Monaco keep finding ways to win, having secured five victories in their last six matches is astonishing this season. They currently stand sixth in the League, with 21 points for a total of 6 wins, 2 losses and 3 draws having won six meetings, drawn three games, and lost two matches.

Monaco will travel to Lille with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with four victories and one draw.

A win in this fixture would take AS Mónaco’s points to 24 in the League.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring stats of 20 goals (19 from open play and one penalty). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Breel Embolo (5), Wissam Ben Yedder (4), and Guillermo Maripan (2). Monaco have conceded 14 goals.

Philippe Clement will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of two of his Monaco players.

Lille v AS Mónaco – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Monaco with a greater number of wins. In the last 50 meetings, they have enjoyed 21 wins, to Lille’s 13 victories. Further, Monaco have been hugely successful away to Lille of late, winning eight games times in the last five. Their most recent encounter in this competition AS Mónaco delivered a 1-2 away win.

Other players of note for Lille are Jonathan Bamba and Ismaily with three goals and two goals respectively and for Monaco are Breel Embolo and Wissam Ben Yedder with five goals each.