Monaco – Lille

Monaco welcomes Lille in a match from the second round of the French Ligue 1. Let’s have a look at this clash.

Monaco started the new season in a convincing way, achieving a 3-1 win during the visit to Nantes in the first round. All of the goals in the game were scored after the break. Rony Lopes, Stevan Jovetic and Radamel Falcao decided the match in Monaco’s favour, while Emiliano Sala added a goal for Nantes in the injury time of the game.

Now Monaco are expecting their first home game for the new season. It’s a fact that it would be very difficult to rival PSG for the title, but just like last season, Leonardo Jardim’s team has some good chances to fight for a place in the Champions League. Last season Monaco finished second in the league, which was a solid performance by them.

Lille also started the new campaign with a win. Christophe Galtier’s team beat Rennes with 3-1 at home, although Clement Grenier’s goal put Rennes ahead in the game. Lebo Mothiba leveled the score for Lille, before Nicolas Pepe and Jonathan Bamba to make it 3-1 for the home team.

The last season was not good for Lille. The former champions finished 17th in the final standings, being just one point above the 18th place and the relegation playoffs. Lille’s main goal this season it to stabilize its performance and to avoid being so close to the relegation zone again. They started the new campaign in a perfect way, but their next test is going to be a difficult one.

This is our look at the Ligue 1 clash between Monaco and Lille. Both teams started the new season with wins, but Monaco are the favourite here – there’s no doubt about this.