Monaco vs Lille 03/23/2014 Free French Ligue 1 Soccer Pick and Preview
Lille vs Monaco
Sunday 23rd March 2014 (20:00)
The Line:Monaco 17/20 Draw 23/10 Lille 2/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Uk, Bein Sport
Monaco have held it together well since losing star striker Falco to aseason ending injury. The aristocrats took in Berbatov in January and he seems to have settled in well alongside Reviliere. Claudio Ranieri has built a solid team with aged expertise at the back in Abidal and Carvalho a top quality midfield with Mouthino andof course the brilliance of Falcao up top. Monaco have been a revelation this year and they will only get better. I do not think Monaco expected to compete at the top end of the table so quickly but Champions League football will beckon next season and if they can continue the improvement they have shown this year then a realistic shot at the league table will happen next season.
Lille have competed this year very well, they have been another surprise package and Girardi has done a terrific job especially considering Lille sold €48m worthof players last sunday and only bought in €7millions worth. Saloman Kalou has been the star this year and the former Chelsea man has ten goals this term one of his best ever returnsat this stagein a season. Lille did spend money on Meite from Auxerre who has turned out to be excellant. Lille areunbeaten in seven games now can they continue that run when they travel to Monaco?
I like the overs here, I think Monaco are justified favourites but if they are going to win this one they will need to score two or more as I see this Lille team givinga good account of themselves in Monaco and I expect them to score. Take the overs. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo