Friday, to the great joy of fans of French football, officially starts League 1 and the first fight will meet all the expectations of even the most demanding fans will play each other two contenders for the title, as Monaco and Lyon. Between the teams have played 106 matches in the League 1. The leader in face-to-face confrontation, “Monaco” with the account 45:37.
- The coefficients and forecast
Monaco approached last season with the rank of Vice-champion and there is little doubt that Monaco gets back in the top-3. But the team with the first rounds started failing match after match and soon found themselves in the relegation zone.
The resignation of the coach of the champion Jardim and the appointment of inexperienced Henri did not bring effect, but only worsened the situation. Because the leadership of Monaco had to return Jardim, who decided not to remember a dashing and returned to his post. He still managed to keep Monaco in Ligue 1.
The team finished in 17th place, ahead only 3 points, “Kang”, left the top League of French football. Left the key midfielder of the team of Youri tielemans, who went to Leicester. Increased Monegasque same two players Montpellier defender Aguilar and goalkeeper Lecomte.
Thus, in the attack Jardim will have to rely virtually only on Falcao. The Colombian last season scored 15 goals last season, but the forward “Monaco” gradually regresses in the 2016/17 season he scored 21 goals in season 2017/18 – 18.
In the offseason, Monaco held from 8 matches and results initially, the team was awful – 3 defeats in 4 matches. But then the Jardim managed to return to Monaco on the winning path, and the team in the remaining 4 games scored 3 wins, with 1 draw. Interestingly, in these matches, Monaco have not missed a single ball, but they scored only 3 goals.
In the match against Lyon will not play Alexander Golovin. He will serve his suspension, which stretches back to last season.
Lyon is the second year in a row became the third in Ligue 1. It would seem that the success of the team this season will play in the Champions League. But the team management decided to dismiss Bruno Genesio and to appoint in his post, there were top-class.
This decision, to put it mildly, very strange, as the Brazilian has never in his coaching career in charge of the clubs, being mostly a technical coach and assistant coach. The last place of work there were top-class was the Brazil Olympic team.
Under his leadership, Lyon already had a few fights and the results were very mixed. On the one hand, the victory over Arsenal in the Emirates Cup, on the other hand 4 defeats in 4 test matches.
And lost to Lyon in addition to Liverpool, so far top teams like Servette, Genoa and the “Bournemouth”. Note protection, “Lyon”, which was passed in each of the lost, “Lyon” matches at least 2 goals. One reason for such an uneven game, “Lyon” was the departure of three key players Ntombela, Mandy and Fakira.
The coefficients and forecast
I advise you to put on 1X. “Monaco” on the home field usually gives the fight against Lyon. This rate was 5 times in the last 7 meetings on the “Monaco”. Even last season, Monaco in its disassembled state found the strength to defeat Lyon at home.
In favor of the “Monaco” is the experience of Jardim, but the there were top-class, judging by failed a test duels have not yet found a balance in his team. Home “Monaco” is able not to lose the current Lyon.