OL and AS Monaco meet for the shock of this new day in Ligue 1. The two tricolor leaders have great ambitions in this edition of the French championship. And despite many absences, there are some duels that attract the detour during this poster.
After his red card in the derby against AS Saint-Étienne, Anthony Lopes will not be able to keep his place in the Lyon goal for this shock against AS Monaco. And it’s Julian Pollersbeck, usual number two, who will take his place for the occasion.
The German goalkeeper will start, for the first time, in the tricolor championship. And he will have a lot to do for this shock against AS Monaco! The young 24-year-old goalkeeper should face a certain Wissam Ben Yedder.
Author of five goals in nine days, the French striker arrives in great shape. And he will intend to continue in Lyon! He will certainly be the Monegasque player to be the most dangerous in front of Julian Pollersbeck’s cage.
Law of unanimity in the cage of AS Monaco, Alexander Nübel will have the opportunity to reassure his fans a little during this shock on the lawn of OL. The German goalkeeper can be sure that he will have work against the beautiful Rhone team.
And the 25-year-old goalkeeper will have to respond and reassure his entire defense! Especially since he could face Karl Toko Ekambi. Author of four goals and three assists since the start of the season, he tries to be prolific in this shock.
With the absences of Lucas Paqueta and Moussa Dembélé and Islam Slimani, the Cameroonian left winger must come out on top, to help his people shine offensively.
He has not yet played any Ligue 1 game in full. Jérôme Boateng was certainly able to work on his physical condition during the international period, to come back in better shape than ever. And Peter Bosz will need him to repel the Monegasque assaults.
In addition to Wissam Ben Yedder, the German defender will also find Kevin Volland very often in his zone. And Jérôme Boateng will have a lot of work! The Monegasque striker has returned to his best level in recent days.
During the last three days, Kevin Volland has offered himself two goals and an assist. What to fill up with confidence for this shock of Ligue 1 in Lyon!
OL and AS Monaco will have to deal with big absentees in their midfield for this shock in Ligue 1. On the Rhone side, Lucas Paqueta has a good chance of not playing, due to his late return to selection. On the Monegasque side, Aurélien Tchouaméni will be suspended for this meeting.
And that should allow us to see a very important duel between Bruno Guimaraes and Youssouf Fofana. Undisputed holder in the Rhone midfield, Bruno Guimaraes even offered two assists in Ligue 1 this season. He will wait to answer for this very important poster!
Not established during the last two days of Ligue 1, Youssouf Fofana should make his return in the starting eleven. And he will have something that he can settle down as an important member of the principality’s club.
Long awaited after his transfer last summer, Xherdan Shaqiri has a goal and an assist, for the moment. OL expect an even greater return from their right winger. And why be effective during this clash against AS Monaco?
And he will still have a lot to do. The 30-year-old will certainly have to face Caio Henrique. The left side was established in the seven of the first nine days of Ligue 1. And he is even offered three assists.
He is trying to evolve at his best level for this trip to Lyon. No doubt Niko Kovac hopes he will manage to muzzle Xherdan Shaqiri, to prevent him from shining.
On one, certainly two of the coaches with the most seductive philosophies in France! Admittedly, AS Monaco took a long time to start for this new exercise. However, we were able to see the principality’s club at a very high level, during the last exercise.
And Peter Bosz also remains a safe bet in this area! The new OL coach has every intention of offering attractive football to Lyon supporters. In recent weeks, the Rhone club is also playing better and better.
We can therefore expect a very good game between these two teams. The technicians will however have to do everything to make up for the significant absences of their starting XI.