Monaco vs Lille Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
The home side are strong favourites to progress to the quarter final of the French Cup. Read on for our preview.
Monaco VS Lille Predictions
Full Time: 2 - 1
2 or 3 goals
Reason For Monaco VS Lille Betting Tips
Monaco are heavy favourites heading into this game and will be expected to swat aside Lille with relative ease and get into the French Cup semi-finals. The home side however suffered a crushing 4-1 loss in Saturday’s League Cup final, when rivals PSG ran riot. This may have dented their confidence somewhat going into the game. The win secured PSG’s fourth straight League Cup title and will have given Unai Emery’s side renewed hope that they can go on to overhaul Monaco and retain the Ligue 1 crown this May.
Leonardo Jardim’s team should have a much more straightforward task this Tuesday, with Lille sitting in the bottom half of the domestic table despite stringing together some excellent results of late. In Ligue 1 Monaco have been by far and away the top scoring side, notching a huge 87 from their 30 matches, while they have also reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, where they will take on German side Borussia Dortmund. With top scorer Radamel Falcao back in contention, Jardim will be hoping that Tuesday night sees his team get back on track as they enter the most crucial phase of the campaign.
Lille’s timely win over lowly Bastia at the weekend saw them jump up to 13th in the Ligue 1 standings and more importantly, put them 9 points clear of the bottom 3. They are now unbeaten in 4 games after enduring a torrid run of form at the start of this year. Renowned coach Marcelo Bielsa is due to take over in the summer and a top-half place will certainly be the target, with the Argentinian expected to be handed significant funds to improve the squad.
With Monaco’s firepower we see a bet of 2 or 3 Match Goals at odds of 21/20 with bet365 being good value, as the side in red and white will want to atone for the weekend’s loss.
For our correct score prediction, we think they will win the match 3-0. That bet is at odds of 17/2 also with bet365.