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Bitesize Prediction: Lille vs Monaco – 06/05/22

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, Ligue 1 5 May 2022

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Competition: Ligue 1

Market: Monaco win

Odds: 1/1 @ 888sport

Looking to lay down another marker on Friday night, a high-flying Monaco will make the trip to the Stade Pierre-Mauroy when they face off against Lille.

Starting with the hosts, while Lille might have shocked almost everyone across France last season as they snatched the Ligue 1 crown, Les Dogues have rather drastically failed to keep up that momentum this time around. Last seen opening May with a woeful display, Head Coach Jocelyn Gourvennec saw his side get hit with a 3-0 drumming away at Troyes. Despite picking up a much-needed 1-0 victory against Strasbourg on April 24th, it appears that was just a minor boost for the now-former French champions. Losing three of their last four top-flight contests, a run highlighted by back-to-back 2-1 defeats against Reims and Lens, Lille have also managed to muster just a single victory from their last six domestic contests. With just a pair of home wins to their name since the middle of January, Gourvennec’s men could be in for a stern test.

As for the visitors, while Lille might be in the midst of another extended rut, Monaco should find the mood in their camp at a red-hot high. Last seen putting in another professional display as they picked up a 2-0 victory at home against Angers, Head Coach Philippe Clement should be smelling the chance for his side to lay down another marker on Friday night. Storming their way up the Ligue 1 table and in the midst of a real purple patch, the one-time Club Brugge boss has seen his high-flying squad win each of their last seven contests on the spin. With their stunning run of form highlighted by a 3-0 romp against PSG on March 20th, Monaco have also continued to shine on their travels. Winning each of their last three matchups away from the Stade Louis II by an aggregate score of 9-4, we’re backing an away win here.

Bet: Monaco 1/1 to beat Lille in Friday’s Ligue 1 matchup @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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