This is an important game in Ligue 1 as Monaco look to make it into the Champions League with a sixth straight win. Their opponent this week is last season’s champions, Lille, who are in tenth place.
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Form is paramount at this stage of the season when it comes to teams being able to achieve their goals for the season. One team that is very efficient with its performances is currently Monaco, which is in fourth place after winning five of its last five games.
The Champions League is within reach at this stage of the season, as they could move up to third place with a win tonight. They could even finish second at the end of the weekend, as they are just three points behind Marseille with three games to go in the season.
Monaco’s last victory was a 2-0 home win over Angers. The points were wrapped up with half an hour to go when Wissam Ben Yedder scored the second goal after Monaco had taken the lead through an Abdoulaye Bamba own goal.
This season has not exactly gone the way Lille had hoped, as they currently sit in tenth place in the standings. It looks like they will miss out on European football this season, as they are nine points behind Nice with nine points still to play for.
Their recent form has been somewhat disappointing, with only a single win in their last five games. They have also lost three times in that period, including a defeat in their last game against Troyes. On that day, everything just went wrong for Lille as they lost 3-0 and had to send off Renato Sanches and Burak Yilmaz.
Lille Vs Monaco H2H
Monaco has not won in its last three league games against Lille. Each of the last two games ended in a draw, including the 2-2 draw earlier this season. Monaco’s last win against Lille came in December 2019 with a 5-1 home victory.
Lille Vs Monaco prediction
Monaco may have a poor record in this game, but their recent form has been incredibly strong. That means it’s hard to believe the Monegasques will take the three points on Friday to finally get into the Champions League.
Our Pick: Monaco Win
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