The Olympique Sporting Club Lille is undoubtedly the surprise team for this Ligue 1 season. The Mastiffs are the first runner-up to Paris St. Germain after 28 match days. Lille’s lead in third place and Olympique Lyon is a comforting seven points. It would be the OSC in the preseason almost relegated. In this season, the Nordfranzosen seems to be no longer taking part in the Champions League. The team of Coach Galtier wants to collect further points for this goal on Friday in the Stade Pierre-Mauroy against the AS Monaco.
Today’s Betting Tips Lille vs. Monaco
The AS Monaco is currently where Lille was a year ago: In the table cellar of Ligue 1. But after the situation this season had long looked quite hopeless for the Monegas, the club has under the new, old coach Leonardo Jardim freed from the biggest mess. Monaco has been unbeaten for six league games. After the 28th matchday the AS is on the first non-relegation place. The lead on 18th place is already six points. But now waiting for the men of Coach Jardim on Friday a difficult task. In the match Lille vs.. Monaco, the odds see the home side slightly ahead. Also the betting base comes in the preliminary report for this Ligue 1 game to the same result and sets in the duel Lille vs Monaco their tip on “victory Lille”.
In 2011, the world in Lille was even more than just okay. The OSC had brought the double from the cup and championship in France. But then entrepreneurs from Qatar and Russia put a lot of money in clubs like PSG or Monaco and Lille slowly sank in the mediocrity of the league. Then Gérard Lopez took over in January 2017 the club. The Spanish-Luxembourg investor installed the former vice-president of FC Barcelona Marc Ingla as managing director. The former technical director of AS Monaco Luis Campos became the new sports director. But under coach Marcelo Bielsa fought the OSC in the preseason against relegation. Only under the new coach Christophe Galtier succeeded the rescue. Before the current season players left for almost 70 million euros the club. In contrast, Lille spent just 8.9 million euros for new acquisitions. In the north of France they bet on the youth and with an average age of 24.1 years has the youngest squad of Ligue 1.
But with the youth course and the few newcomers, Lille has hit the mark this season. In addition, the team under coach Galtier perfected the Umschaltspiel. Top star is Nicolas Pépé, who is on the second place of the scoring list with 17 goals and is already being hunted by numerous top European teams. With 17 wins, six draws and five defeats, the Danes are on track runner-up. In both the home and away tables, the OSC is number two behind PSG. In front of his own fans, the team of coach Galtier had to accept only four draws and one defeat. The remaining nine home games were all won. In addition, nine home away goals are also the best value behind Paris. On Sunday, Lille won 1-0 at St. Etienne. The winner scored Pépé in the 87th minute. Thus, the Nordfranzosen are unbeaten for nine league games. Lille is against Monaco, according to the bookmakers, although the advantage, but overall, the odds are relatively balanced.
Expected formation of Lille:
➜ Maignan – Celik, José Fonte, Gabriel, Koné – Pepé, Thiago Mendes, Xeka, Bamba – Rafael Leao, Ikoné
Last matches of Lille:
⚽ 10.03.2019 – AS St. Étienne Vs. OSC Lille 0: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽ 03.03.2019 – OSC Lille Vs. FCO Dijon 1: 0 (Ligue 1)
⚽ 22.02.2019 – Strasbourg vs OSC Lille 1: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽ 17.02.2019 – OSC Lille vs Montpellier 0-0 (Ligue 1)
⚽ 10.02.2019 – EA Guingamp vs. OSC Lille 0: 2 (Ligue 1)
In the 2017/18 season, the AS Monaco still celebrated the runner-up in Ligue 1. But then it went downhill steeply for the Monegas. Sales of players like Kylian Mbappé, Thomas Lemar or Fabinho could not be compensated. After nine games and only six points, the long-time coach Leonardo Jardim had been dismissed. But even under successor Thierry Henry there were only two victories in twelve league games. So Henry was released again and Jardim returned at the end of January 2019 as head coach to AS Monaco. Since then, the Association Sportive is back up. The first competitive game under Jardim, 118 days after his release in October, Monaco had lost in the League Cup even after penalties at Guingamp. But since then, there have been three wins and three draws in six league games.
In his second term, Jardim now has access to new players such as Cesc Fabregas, Fodé Ballo-Touré, Gelson Martins, William Vainqueur, Adrien Silva, Carlos Vinicius, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and former Schalke Naldo. With the series, the men from the principality could leave the direct relegation places in the Ligue 1. With 44 conceded AS but still the third weakest defender of the Ligue 1. On Saturday, the Monegasque had to be content with a 1-1 at home against Girondins Bordeaux. Falcao had put the hosts in front at the beginning of the second round. Briand was able to equalize to the final score by a penalty. Falcao is now in season this season with twelve goals this season. Overall, it was the 62nd goal for the Colombian in the 100th Ligue 1 game.
Expected deployment of Monaco:
➜ Subasic – Sidibé, Jemerson, Badiashile, Ballo-Touré – Adrien Silva, Fabregas – Gelson Martins, Golovin, Rony Lopes – Falcao
Last matches from Monaco:
⚽ 09.03.2019 – AS Monaco vs. Girondins Bordeaux 1: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽ 02.03.2019 – Angers Vs. AS Monaco 2: 2 (Ligue 1)
⚽ 24.02.2019 – AS Monaco vs. Lyon 2: 0 (Ligue 1)
⚽ 16.02.2019 – AS Monaco vs. FC Nantes 1: 0 (Ligue 1)
⚽ 10.02.2019 – Montpellier Vs. AS Monaco 2: 2 (Ligue 1)
Lille vs. Monaco Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
There have been 44 duels between Lille OSC and AS Monaco. With 18 wins, 15 draws and 11 defeats, the Monegassen have the edge in direct comparison. For six duels Lille is waiting for a win against Monaco. The first leg of the season ended with a 0: 0 in the Principality. In northern France, there have been six home wins so far, eight draws and seven away wins.
Lille vs Monaco Our Betting Tips Analysed
If the table second in the 17th receives the league, the starting position would have to be very clear. But the bookmakers have surprisingly high odds of up to 2.30 on a home win by Lille on offer. Certainly also Monaco shows a strong rising form. But so far, the Monegas are still waiting for the first away win in the new term of coach Jardim. Lille wants to move in any case in the Champions League. But Lyon in third only waiting for slip-ups of the Doggen. Monaco coach Jardim knows that despite being six points clear of 18th place, it is far from easy to say goodbye to the relegation battle.
Key Facts – Lille vs Monaco tips
➜ Lille has been unbeaten for nine league games
➜ Monaco has been unbeaten in six league games
➜ OSC has been waiting for a win against AS for six matches
Lille is playing a great season. Thus, the Doggen are also right for us as a favorite in the game against the still relegation-threatened Monegassen. Certainly the guests have hope for their good form under the new coach and the advantage in direct comparison that they can take something from northern France. But Lille is likely to be a number too big for the men from the Principality in the end. Thus, we play at game Lille vs Monaco our tip on “victory Lille”. Due to the level of odds on a home win, the tip has value.
As an alternative, the duel Lille Vs. Monaco a prediction on “both teams to score”. So far Monaco scored at least one goal in each game under the “new” coach Jardim. On the other hand, the Monegasque could play only twice in the last 13 Ligue 1 guest appearances to zero. Also Lille remained in the last 17 league home games only twice without own goal.
Sure Bet: 1