Lyon and Monaco will both be looking to move up the Ligue 1 table when they face off on Sunday at 8pm.
The two former Ligue 1 champions are currently languishing in mid-table after seven games, with Monaco just getting the edge on performances so far. Nico Kovac’s team are ninth with 11 points, winning three and drawing two of their matches but have lost two of their past four games in the league.
Meanwhile, Lyon ended a five-game winless run last time out against Strasbourg, securing just their second victory of the season. This is the second season in a row in which Lyon have won just two of their opening seven games, and Rudi Garcia will be hoping for another win to get back on track.
Recent matches between Lyon and Monaco have been interesting, with both sides winning three of the past six. However, Lyon have had the better record when playing at home, losing just two of the last 14 games against Monaco.
Where to watch Lyon vs Monaco on TV:
- UK: BT Sport 1
- US: TV5 Monde
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Lyon & Monaco’s previous line-ups:
- Lyon (vs Strasbourg): Lopes; Dubois, Marcelo, Denayer, Cornet; Paqueta, Mendes, Aouar; Kadewere, Depay, Toko Ekambi.
- Monaco (vs Montpellier): Lecomte; Aguilar, Matsima, Badiashile, Sidibe; Diop, Florentino, Tchouameni; Volland, Ben Yedder, Martins.
Both sides have relatively strong squads to choose from with only a few absentees. Melvin Bard is a doubt for Lyon but Bruno Guimaraes should return to the midfield after suspension, while Maxence Caqueret is also available.
Aleksandr Golovin will miss out for Monaco but the visitors will be able to call upon Axel Disasi who has returned from his suspension.
Players to watch:
- Lyon: Memphis Depay. There are a lot of potential stars in this Lyon side but none are making better use of their time on the pitch than Depay. Remaining in Lyon after links with Barcelona over the summer, Depay is the club’s top scorer in Ligue 1, scoring four goals in seven games so far, four of which were starts. But not only that, the Dutchman has been contributing creatively, too, providing three assists, all of which came in the 3-2 win over Strasbourg last weekend. Only Florian Thauvin has been directly involved in more Ligue 1 goals this season, and Depay will be looking to add to his tally against Monaco.
- Monaco: Wissam Ben Yedder. From one goalscoring threat to another, Ben Yedder endured a slow start to the season, failing to score in each of his first three Ligue 1 games. However, he has put that run fully behind him, scoring four goals in his past four games to lead Monaco as top scorer at the club. But perhaps more importantly for Monaco is that Ben Yedder has been their primary source of goals, with the Frenchman scoring four of their past five goals. It will be a reliance they may want to move on from long-term, but for now, Monaco will be happy if Ben Yedder can score again this weekend.