Olympique Lyon vs Monaco. The first match within the fifth round of the French Ligue. Seems like very interesting match. What we expect from two teams with high ambitions in this season. They have not proved themselves and own ambitions for now, but they have time for that. In the first four rounds Lyon currently have three points while Monaco have only four points. Both team want to win in this match, but who can do that.
Lyon's players have a great desire to redeem themselves for the three Championship defeat and debacle against the Romanian team Astra. As a real treat come order to a win over the team that has very high ambitions and that is certainly weakened team Monaco. We say weakened because of the sale their best players to Man Utd. Samuel Umtiti are expected to remain sidelined for the Olympique Lyon, while Monaco have no fresh injury concerns. Gourcouf will be in the squad on Friday but probably won't start.
What Fournier, Lyon's couch, said about this match: "The team has had to adapt to changes, like us. It takes time, same as everywhere. Is Monaco different without Falcao? Don't forget the team played without him for five months last season. Obviously he will be missed, but they still have Berbatov, Martial and Germain.They have a great attack."
Leonardo Jardim, Monaco's coach:"I am glad the transfer window is over. We are on our way to picking up points. We are working a lot to win all our matches. All the teams are good in Ligue 1. Lyon is a big team that has won the league seven times recently. We respect them, but we will do everything to take 3 points."
Possible starting lineups:
Lyon:Lopes; Jallet, Kone, Bisevac, Zeffane; Ferri, Tolisso, Mvuemba; Yattara , Lacazette, Ghezzal
Monaco:Subasic; Fabinho, Abdennour, Carvalho, Kurzawa; Moutinho, Toulalan, Kondogbia; Ferreira, Berbatov, Germain
In this match we expect that both team score at least one goal