Lille are in 10th place on 51 points, having scored 42 goals and conceded 43. With three matches left, Les Dogues trail fifth-placed Nice by nine points for a spot in the Conference League qualifiers. Lille lost their last Ligue 1 match 3-0 at Stade de l’Aube against Troyes. Jonathan David has been a key for Lille this season. The striker is the team’s leading scorer with 13 goals, six of which have been the critical first of the match. At home this season, Lille have picked up 28 points (seven wins, three draws and three losses) from a possible 51 on offer across 17 contests. In their last six league matches, Lille have won one, drawn two and lost three.
Monaco beat Angers 2-0 at home in their last league match, their seventh straight win, leaving them in fourth place on 62 points, three points behind second-placed Olympique Marseille in the Champions League race with three matches remaining. Fifth-placed Nice are two points back of Les Rouge et Blanc in the Europa League race. Wissam Ben Yedder has been a talisman in front of goal for Monaco, netting on 21 occasions. The striker is tied for second among the league’s top scorers this season. On the road this season Monaco are on a three-match away winning streak. The last time they failed to win away was March 13 against Strasbourg.
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Lille vs Monaco match stats
Lille are unbeaten in their last three Ligue 1 matches against Monaco (one win and two draws), having lost six of the previous seven (including one draw). The last time Les Dogues had a longer run against ASM in Ligue 1 was between February 2008-November 2010 (6 – five wins and one draw). Lille have 51 points after 35 games in Ligue 1 2021/22 – no defending champions have done worse at this stage of the season, counting three points for a win. If Lille lose, they will equal Montpellier in 2012/13 (51) as the lowest total after 36 L1 matches for a titleholder. Jonathan David scores every 77 minutes against Monaco in Ligue 1, his best ratio against a specific opponent. Only against Marseille (4) has the Lille striker scored more goals than against Monaco (3). Nonetheless, the Canadian has only netted once in 1213 minutes (16 games) and with 27 shots in L1 in 2022.
Monaco have lost just one of their last eight away games against the reigning Ligue 1 champions (W2 D5), having lost six of the previous 10 (which includes one win and three losses). Monaco have won their last seven Ligue 1 matches, the best current run in Europe’s big five leagues. It is ASM’s best run in the top-flight since January-February 2021 (also seven), last going on a longer run between February-August 2017 (16). Alexander Nübel has kept 11 clean sheets in Ligue 1 this season, with only Walter Benitez (14) claiming more. The Monaco keeper has a 79% save percentage rate and a 50% clean sheet ratio (8/16) in the second half of the season, compared to a 65% save percentage rate and 16% clean sheet ratio (3/19) in the first half.
17 December 2019 – Monaco 0-3 Lille – Coupe de la Ligue
The previous Ligue 1 fixture between the clubs saw them play out a 2-2 draw at Stade Louis II in November. Jonathan David led Les Dogues with goals in the fifth and ninth minute. Krépin Diatta and Wissam Ben Yedder were on target for les Rouge et Blanc. Lille have got the better of Monaco of late, unbeaten in their last three Ligue 1 matches (one win and two draws). Monaco are looking for their first league win in games between the two teams since December 2019. Les Dogues have outscored les Rouge et Blanc 4-3 during this unbeaten streak.