Lyon vs Monaco Preview and Prediction – April 28, 2024

French football enthusiasts brace yourselves for an electrifying showdown as Lyon squares off against Monaco at Groupama Stadium this Sunday evening.

With Monaco vying to secure their second-place standing and Lyon eyeing a late push for Europe, anticipation is high for this crucial encounter.

Match Preview

The Monegasques aim to solidify their second place in the French top flight against Les Gones at Groupama Stadium on Sunday evening.

Monaco, boosted by four consecutive wins, lead third-placed Brest by five points but trail Paris Saint-Germain by 11 points.

On the other hand, Lyon, after a dismal start to the season, have climbed into the top half of the table. Can OL make a late bid for Europe?

Initially, Lyon won only one of their first 14 league games, drawing four and losing nine, sparking relegation fears.

However, they reversed their fortunes, winning 11 of their next 16 matches.

Despite a 4-1 loss to PSG last weekend, Lyon won eight of their last 11 Ligue 1 matches.

Their recent matches saw a flurry of goals, with 16 goals scored in the last three games, averaging 5.3 goals per game.

Monaco secured a fourth consecutive win with a 1-0 victory over Lille last weekend, keeping a clean sheet for the third successive game.

They remain undefeated in their last eight league matches, with only one loss in their previous 12 outings.

Monaco has been impressive away from home, winning seven of their last eight away league matches and averaging 2.5 goals per game.

Only PSG has scored more away goals than Monaco’s 34 this season.

Head-to-Head:

Lyon won six of their last eight Ligue 1 meetings with Monaco, with seven of those games seeing over 1.5 goals.

Monaco has won only two of their last 17 away league matches against Lyon.

Team News & Updates:

Lyon has no fresh injury concerns, boasting a fully-fit squad for Sunday’s match.

However, Monaco will miss injured players Aleksandr Golovin (ankle) and Ismail Jakobs (knee) for the trip to Groupama Stadium.

Prediction & Analysis:

With Lyon’s recent resurgence and Monaco’s formidable away form, Sunday’s clash promises to be an enthralling spectacle.

Lyon’s historical dominance in head-to-head encounters provides them with confidence, but Monaco’s relentless attacking prowess could tip the scales in their favor.

We anticipate a high-scoring affair, with Monaco likely to secure victory with over 2.5 goals, while Lyon is expected to find the back of the net.

  • Lyon 1-3 Monaco
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