Lille vs Monaco 01/24/2015 Ligue 1 Preview, Odds and Prediction
Monaco vs Lille
Saturday 24th January 2015 16:00(GMT)
The Line: Lille 7/4 Draw 2/1 Monaco 7/4 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bet365 ; Bein Sports
Action from Lille on Saturday afternoon as Monaco travel to the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in a battle of two of the inform teams in the league. Lille have won their last five home games in Ligue 1 and will look to make it six on Saturday. The problems for Lille this season have been scoring goals with the team really struggling to find the net. Origi the on loan liverpool striker has managed just three goals all season but is still the top scorer for Lille and he will face into a tough ask against a Monaco team that have not conceded in their last four away games and that have won four of their last five home and away.
Monaco have come into form at the right time of the season. Berbatov and Carvalyho in particular have been brilliant in their respective positions. The Portugese center back is still on of the best in the game even in his mid thirties and Berbatov just oozes class his vision and finishing is top class and he always needs marking. With Mouthino pulling the strings in midfield it's easy to see why Monaco are pushing for top gour again.
Two really evenly matched sides here and on that is very tough to call. My gut says the unders are a big play here and the stats seem to agree with that but the price is prohibitive. At 4/11 I just cant take unders in case of an early sending off or even an early goal. So for value reasons I am going to take Monaco to get the win. Monaco have the better attacking line up and at 7/4 they are worth a punt to sneak a 1-0 win here even if it is away from home.