Held in check in the derby at the last minute, Peter Bosz’s players missed an opportunity in or to climb to the top of the standings. Although they offer an attractive and offensive game, the Lyonnais point to the 10e Uber Eats Ligue 1 spot and haven’t won just two of their last five league games. OL will be able to count on the returns of Islam Slimani (injured) and Emerson Palmieri (suspended). Excluded from the derby, our goalkeeper Anthony Lopes will miss the shock against Monaco.
Despite the see-saw results, Bruno Guimarães’ teammates are only 3 points off the podium and can hope to gain a few places in the standings if they win this weekend. They could also overtake the Monegasques (6th) who are only one unit from the Lyonnais.
Barely at the start of the season, the Monegasques relaunched in mid-September during a meeting against the Austrians of Sturm Graz in the Europa League. Since then, Nico Kovac’s men remain on a series of six games without defeat in all competitions. The Lyonnais will have to be wary of the French internationals Adrien Tchouameni and Wissam Ben Yedder. The Principality striker has scored five goals in the last four games.