Olympique Lyonnais 2-4-1, AS Monaco 3-2-2
10/25/20 4 pm
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Olympique Lyonnais is hosting AS Monaco at Groupama Stadium in round 8 in the French Ligue 1.
After 5 games in a row without a win, Lyon has finally won a game in Ligue 1 last weekend. In was a game against Strasbourg on the road, and Lyon has had 47% of ball possession in that game, 8 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 6 big chances created, and 75% of accurate passes. Lyon was leading 1-3 at the half time, and they conceded another goal in the second half, but they were able to defend after that, and Lyon has won this match 2-3 for a precious 3 points. With 10 scored goals, 7 conceded goals, and 10 points, Lyon is in 10th place in the Ligue 1 standings. Depay has scored 4 goals for Lyon so far this season, while Ekambi added 2 goals. Depay has also added 3 assists. There are no injured, in Lyon, but Denayer is still questionable for this game. Lyon is not playing in any of the European competitions this season, which is too bad because Lyon has an excellent team, but they might lose some of their players in the winter transfer window, including their captain Depay who will go to Barcelona.
Monaco hasn’t lost any of their first three games in Ligue 1, but since then, Monaco has won only 1 of their last 4 games. With 10 scored goals, 9 conceded goals, and 11 points, Monaco is in 9th place in the Ligue 1 standings. Nothing is yet lost because Monaco is only 6 points away from the top, and they have the advantage because they are not playing in Europe this season. In their last Ligue 1 match against Montpellier at home, Monaco was playing great soccer and they have had 80% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 10 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a solid 87% of the correct passes. Monaco had a player extra because Montpellier conceded a red card in the 19th minute, but they still managed to concede a goal in the 51st minute. In the 70th minute, Monaco has tied the score to 1-1, and despite all of their attacks, they weren’t able to score another goal. Monaco deserved a win here, but they couldn’t get it. The final score of this game was 1-1. Ben Yedder has scored 4 goals for Monaco so far, while Volland added 2 assists. Toure is injured, while Golovin is still questionable for this match. Monaco is still finding themselves, but they have a good team, good coach, and I think it’s only a matter of time before they become more consistent on both ends.
Lyon hasn’t lost a home game this season, and they haven’t lost any of their last 4 games overall. This is one of the biggest derbies in France, and it always lives up to the expectations. There are usually a lot of goals scored in this matchup, and I expect the same here, but I think Monaco will win this game because they are playing better soccer.