Two sides are looking to make a name for themselves in the Ligue 1 lock horns this weekend. High flying Lyon will be playing host to Monaco. The match schedules for Sunday at the Stade de Gerland with kickoff at 8 pm.
Lyon made a comeback to winning ways following a narrow 3-2 win over side Strasbourg in their last outing. Monaco faced a hard battle in their last outing ending in a 1-1 draw to Montpellier.
Rudi Garcia went through a phase of dip of form since their triumphant exit from the Champions League. The dip of form saw the side lose to Montpellier while failing to register a win over Lorient, Nimes, and Marseille before their trip to Strasbourg.
After a strenuous dip in form, Lyon will be looking for some positive results in Serie A. The side has three testing fixtures against Monaco, Lille, and Saint-Etienne. Garcia will cherish not having to deal with a depleted squad ahead of their next encounter.
Another side that will have a depleted squad is their Sunday opponents. Monaco will have to contend without eight first-team players out after testing positive for coronavirus. Ben Yedder came to the rescue for their side after converting a penalty on the spot. Monaco has tough matches lined up against Bordeaux, Nice, and PSG.
Lyon vs. Monaco Head to Head
Both sides have 27 games against each other, with Lyon taking home 12 wins while Monaco with nine wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Strasbourg 2-3 Lyon
Lyon 1-1 Marseille
Lorient 1-1 Lyon
Lyon 0-0 Nice
Montpellier 2-0 Lyon
Monaco 1-1 Montpellier
Brest 1-0 Monaco
Monaco 3-2 Strasbourg
Rennes 2-1 Monaco
Monaco 2-1 Nantes
Lyon Team News
Garcia will receive a significant injury boost in the midfield with the return from suspension of Bruno Guimaraes. Another fit player recovering from coronavirus is Maxence Caraquet. Defender Jason Denayer is an unlikely figure while recovering from a muscular injury. Maxwell Cornet looks set to make an entry into the starting XI at the left-back position.
Monaco Team News
Axel Disassi will be recovering from a suspension that will see Chrislain Matsima start on the bench. Djibril Sidibe will continue at the left-back position following the injury of Fode Ballo-Toure.
Prediction and Odds
We expect a close encounter game between both sides looking to shake off a dip of form from their previous encounters:
Goals Over 2.5
Most Goals: 1H