Monaco vs LilleFrench Ligue 1, KO: 20:00 Nov 19, 2021, Stade Louis II
Monaco and Lille square off in a Friday night French Ligue 1 fixture with both teams looking to find some spark for their campaign. Neither side is where they would like to be at the moment and given their similar struggles this season, could be set to cancel each other out.
After showing some of their old quality last season and securing continental football, Monaco have struggled to replicate that resurgence this term. They are currently in the bottom half of the table and have claimed just five wins from 13 matches so far.
Monaco head into Friday’s clash off the back of just one win in their last four Ligue 1 matches. Nico Kovac’s men were held to a 0-0 draw by Reims in their previous Ligue 1 fixture as they failed to turn their superior possession into goals.
One positive for Monaco is they have won their last three home matches, scoring three goals in each of those three wins. However, they remain suspect at the back and have kept just one clean sheet in their last six home matches.
It is safe to say Lille’s tittle defence is not going according to plan having begun their campaign with just four wins from their opening 13 matches. They are currently in the bottom half of the table and were held to a 1-1 draw by Angers in their previous fixture.
The draws have been a major problem for Lille as they have been held four times already this season. Two of those stalemates have come in the last three Ligue 1 fixtures having also been held 1-1 by Brest.
Lille have also found things difficult on their travels with just one win from seven away matches this season. Like Monaco, Jocelyn Gourvennec’s men also struggle at the back and have kept just one clean sheet in their 12 Ligue 1 matches this term.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Monaco have a 19-13 advantage with 14 draws from 46 previous matches against Lille. The last meeting between both teams ended in a 0-0 draw back in March.
Players to watch
Wissam Ben Yedder is expected to continue to lead the line for Monaco as he looks to improve his tally of six goals this season. The striker has found the net four times in his last three appearances at home and is priced at 17/10 with Skybet.
Jonathan David has been the star for Lille this season with eight goals in 12 Ligue 1 matches. The Canadian forward has two goals in his last three matches and could be considered in the anytime goalscorer market at 13/5 with betfair.
Anything else catch the eye?
There have been BTTS in two of the last three matches between Monaco and Lille and a repeat is priced at 4/5 with William Hill. Both matches also produced over 2.5 goals and a similar outcome is valued at 68/67 with Vbet.
Monaco have opened the scoring in their last three home matches and could be backed to score the first goal at 3/4 with BoyleSports.
This French Ligue 1 match between Monaco and Lille will be played on Nov 19, 2021 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Monaco vs Lille prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.