Lyon vs Monaco predictions and betting tips on May 19, 2023
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On May 19, Parc Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon) will host the match of the 36th round of French Ligue 1, in which Lyon will compete with Monaco. The battle will start at 21:00 CET.
The team had been the flagship of the French football before the domination of PSG. It reached the semi-finals of the Champions League a couple of years ago. Nowadays, it is eager at least to return to this tournament. Peter Bosz, the previous mentor, did not come close to the desired aim, having spent last season in a terrible way (instead of development, on the contrary, the team fell down to the 8th place), and allowed a new decline in the autumn. Only then the Dutch specialist was replaced by a local legend, Laurent Blanc. To be honest, “Le Président’” return to coaching work is, let’s say, not triumphant. Even the presence of such a trump card as the performance of Lacazette, who has returned from England to his native club, does not allow the team even to confidently talk about the European tournaments of the next autumn, especially since Toulouse has won the Coupe de France and will obviously participate in the Europa League. The only thing is to fight desperately for the 5th place. April and May brought enough victories that gave hope for “the Weavers” to achieve a final success. Suddenly, there happened a 1-2 defeat made by modest Clermont!
The club, having young Mbappé in its line-up, managed to intervene in the “regular” titles of PSG – it even turned out to overcome a rich grandee from the capital of France once. Still, it is not possible to repeat the higher mentioned result, but both in 2021 and 2022, it was “the Monegasques” that closed the top 3 of the standings. Still, Clement was not able to play in the Champions League, and, speaking about the Europa League, Golovin and company “flew” out already at the 1/16 stage after the struggle with Bayer, which had been defeated at the away arena. It seemed that it would increase the chances of keeping the already familiar bronze medals at the inner arena. Nowadays, there, in addition to the team from Paris, are Marseille, as it was in the previous season, and Lens, which is even stronger. The chances of reaching at least one of them are minimal. Moreover, a goalless draw in the battle against Lille leaves only mathematical chances for the 3rd place.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
Lyon won both head-to-head matches in the last but one year. Monaco answered the same way in 2022, having also won twice, but it is reasonable to mention that Golovin and the company were invariably the hosts of the arena in both cases.
Bookmakers believe in Lyon, but it is far from being perfect. The same can be said about Monaco. Thus, we bet on “total: under 3.0” (odd: 1.88).
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