Olympique Lyonnais vs AS Monaco Match Preview
Monaco will likely be 3 points behind PSG, but with 2 games in hand, by the time this difficult away fixture kicks off.
Lyon will be keen to put some distance between themselves and Bordeaux in the race for automatic Europa League qualification. Monaco, on the other hand, will be trying to continue the form that helped them dispatch Borussia Dortmund midweek and make sure that their point advantage over PSG doesn’t slip away.
Lyon have shown solid home for this season winning 11 of 16 attempts at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais. Monaco have been in similar away form winning 10 out of 16 attempts away from their fortress at the Stade Louis II.
This fixture will be a busy one for the scouts from various European giants, all trying to cast judgement on the young talent on show. Particular attention will be cast upon Monaco’s Mbappe, and Bakayoko whilst for Lyon free-scoring striker Alexandre Lacazette, and midfielder Corentin Tolisso will be having the rule run over them.
Lyon: 4th, 54 pts, +26gd
Monaco: 1st, 77pts, +63gd
Date: Sunday 23/04/17
Time: 9:15 local, 8:15 BST
Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon, France
Lyon: Lopes, Rafael, Yanga-Mbiwa, Mammana, Rybus, Gonalons, Valbuena, Tolisso, Fekir, Lacazette, Depay
Monaco: Subasic, Sidibe, Glik, Fabinho, Mendy, Mbappe, Bakayoko, Lemar, Silva, Germain, Falcao