Ligue 1: Monaco vs Lille Preview

Monaco

21 December 2019 live

20:45 UTC

Ligue 1

Lille

 

Monaco’s 3-0 victory versus Amiens in their last Ligue 1 (L1) home outing bore some significance, with that result making it seven league fixtures at Stade Louis II (from eight) that produced over 2.5 goals. Notably, Monaco’s home matches this L1 campaign have witnessed a league-high 4.0 goals per game on average.
Here ‘Les Monégasques’ will be looking to build on their outstanding historical top-flight H2H home record against Lille (W24, D15, L9). However, the hosts possess L1’s joint-worst defensive record at home, after conceding an average of 1.63 goals per home game to date.
Aiming to complete a run of five consecutive L1 wins, Lille know how important scoring first in this game could be – that’s because they have lost five of the six L1 away games in which they’ve shipped the opening goal this campaign (D1).

However, ‘Le LOSC’ have failed to find the net in three of their last four top-flight road trips to this venue. In fact, they may want to keep it tight late on, as over half (six) of the 11 league goals they have conceded on the road this term arrived after the hour mark.
Players to watch: Monaco’s Wissam Ben Yedder leads the L1 scoring charts with 11 goals so far – eight of which came at home. Meanwhile, Lille’s current top scorer Victor Osimhen has scored seven L1 goals, but is yet to score on the road.
Stat attack: Just one of Monaco’s eight L1 home games was goalless at half-time.
Lille’s away league fixtures this term have averaged 0.50 first-half goals per game – a league low.
Each of the last three L1 H2Hs (at all venues) have been level at half-time.

 

What time is kick off?
The match begins at 20:45.