Olympique Lyonnais vs. AS Monaco 10/16/21 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Olympique Lyonnais vs. AS Monaco
October 16, 2021 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -175, Under 2.5 +137
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Olympique Lyonnais is welcoming AS Monaco to Groupama Stadium in round 10 of the French Ligue 1. Lyon is playing well at the moment, but their defense is still shaky, and their offense is not producing enough to compensate. Monaco is on a 3-game winning streak, and they finally look like a solid team.

Lyon is in low 10th place with 13 points so far this season, but they have been solid when it comes to goal scoring, just not enough to win more games. Lyon was playing against Saint-Etienne in their last game, and they have had 56% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a decent 82% of the correct passes. Lyon has had the lead since the 42nd minute, but they have conceded a red card in the 74th minute, and they have also conceded a penalty kick in the 95th minute, which Saint-Etienne turned into a goal. The final score was 1-1. Lyon is also one of the teams that will be missing their South American players, and they will also be missing a few great players because of injuries, while Lopes is suspended because of the red card. Lyon has great players, great coach, but all these injuries are killing their vibe, and it’s ruining their season so far.

Monaco on the other hand has finally gained some consistency this season, and they are now undefeated in their last 6 games, while they have 4 wins during that streak. With 14 points, 14 scored goals, and 11 conceded goals, Monaco is now in 6th place, and they are slowly climbing the standings. Ben Yedder is the leading goalscorer for Monaco with 5 goals, while Diop added 3 goals. Tchouameni and Diop are suspended because of the yellow cards, while Sidibe is injured. Monaco was hosting Bordeaux just before the international break, and they were fantastic in that match. Monaco has had 57% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 10 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 82% of the correct passes. With goals in the 35th, 48th, and 64th minute, Monaco has won this game 3-0. Monaco has also had a great start in the Europa League, and they are still undefeated after 2 rounds. I think PSG is too good to lose the top spot in Ligue 1 this season, but Monaco can certainly give them a run for their money in France this season. Lyon is still undefeated at home this season, and they haven’t lost any of their last 9 home games overall. Monaco has been solid so far, and they are in great form. I think all the injuries in Lyon will play a huge role in this game, and for that reason, I will take Monaco.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick: Monaco +225

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Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.

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