This will be the game between the semifinalists of the Champions League and Europa League, and for sure this will be the highlight of the French national championship this weekend.
Who would have thought at the beginning of the season that few weeks before the end, these two teams will play against each other as the semifinalists of European competitions?
This game will have a huge steak on the table because both teams are in stressful situations considering their positions. Olympique Lyon wants to secure a spot that will lead him to Europa League next year, if by any chance they don't win this competition, and on the other hand, Monaco needs to win tonight as they are chasing the title in the Ligue 1.
At this moment Lyon is on the 5th place in the standings with 54 points, one less than Bordeaux, and two more than Olympique Marseille. But the team from Parc Olympique Lyonnais has two games fewer.
When it comes to Monaco, they are on the second place with 77 points, 3 behind Paris Saint-Germain but they have two games less than the team from the French capital, and this is why they just have to win tonight.
Both Monaco and Olympique Lyon had their European challenges throughout the mid-week, and for sure they have to be tired. But in the games like this, no excuses are allowed.
Olympique Lyon is inconsistent lately. In the last 10 games, they have 4 wins, 4 losses, and two draws, but when looking the games played at their ground, they are fantastic.
Although they lost in the last game against Lorient 1-4, previously to that, they won 4 straight matches scoring 17 goals, which is amazing. In 16 games played at home, they won in 11.
They are the only team in France that has not played a draw in front of his crowd.
What can we say about Monaco? They lost just one game in their last 15 matches, and they took 28 out of the last 30 points in the national championship. In 12 games played away from Stade de Louis II, they didn't suffer a defeat. Throughout the whole season, Monaco only has two losses in away games.
But when it comes to playing against Lyon, in the last 5 matches Monaco didn't succeed to win. Earlier this season they lost 3-1. Their players especially remember the last season's defeat when Olympique Lyon humiliated them with 6-1. Since the new millennium started, Monaco has just one win in Lyon.
The huge blow for the home team in this match is the fact that Alexandre Lacazette will probably miss tonight's game after an injury in Istanbul.
Defender Djibril Sidibe and attacker Guido Carrillo are the only two players expected to miss the game in Monaco team.
The best possible bet for tonight's game is over 2.5 goals, but we also advise you to play over 1.5 goals in first half time. The writer of this article will play over 3.5 goals, so in some riskier combination, try the last two tips.