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Preview: Monaco vs Lens - Predictions, Team News, Lineups

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Sports Mole previews Saturday’s Ligue 1 clash between Monaco and Lens, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

The two teams with four points from their first two games of the 2022-23 Ligue 1 season will go head-to-head on Saturday afternoon. Monaco welcome lens to the Louis II Stadium.

Monaco enter the contest after drawing 1-1 with Rennes last weekend. Lens, meanwhile, played a goalless draw with Ajaccio in his second match of the season.

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Monaco will play in the Europa League this season after losing to PSV Eindhoven in the third qualifying round of the Champions League. The two teams saw him draw 1–1 in the first leg on 2 August and seven days later in the second leg in Eindhoven PSV won 3–2 after extra time. Did.

The Principality’s side have been in action since their second leg against PSV, beating Strasbourg 2-1 in the first match of the new Ligue 1 season after drawing 1-1 with Rennes last Saturday. .

Monaco trailed Rennes at home until the 72nd minute last weekend. Brill Embolo The two teams shared their loot at Stade Louis II to find the back of the net.

Philippe ClementThe team finished third in Ligue 1 last season, just two points behind second-placed Marseille. This makes it even harder for the Champions to lose their league qualification. league standings.

Monaco, who are currently fifth in the Ligue 1 standings with four points, have three league games before the end of the month, including a trip to champions Paris Saint-Germain on 28 August.

Watched by Lens Coach Franck Haise, October 17, 2021© Reuters

Lens, on the other hand, finished seventh in Ligue 1 last season, not enough to secure European football this season, just four points behind fifth-placed Nice.

The 1997-98 French champions got off to an auspicious start to the 2022-23 season as they defeated Brest 3-2 in the opening weekend of the new season.

Lens, who ended in a scoreless draw at Ajaccio last time, are looking to get back on track with a win against Monaco before welcoming Rennes and Lorient in the final two games of the month.

Frank HayesThe team has been virtually unbeaten against Monaco in the French top flight since April 2015, winning two of their last four matches, including a 2-0 success in the reverse match last season.

Lens have lost just two of their last nine Ligue 1 games this weekend. He definitely has the potential to do well at Stade Louis II.

Monaco League 1 form:

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Breel Embolo celebrates Monaco's goal on 13 August 2022© Reuters

Monaco goes missing Yusuf Fofana On Saturday, the 18-year-old was replaced by a red card picked up by the midfielder in a 1-1 draw with Rennes. songwt magasa you can start.

there will be no home side Ruben Aguilar, Iran okou, Willem Goebbels When Myron Boudou through injury.

Malang SarJoining the club on loan from Chelsea could work midfield, but with Embolo set to rejoin, it is unlikely there will be a change in attack. Wissam Ben Yedder front two.

Regarding the lens Frog Tsunoda, Adam Buksa When Wilker Farinez Due to injury issues, he will not be selected for the game against Monaco.

However, the away side found no new problems in a goalless draw with Ajaccio and head coach Haise is expected to resist the temptation to shuffle the pack.

David Costa must again appear in the attacking area despite pressure from. Wesley Saidin the meantime Lois Openda It is also set to keep his place in the final third of the field.

Candidates for Monaco’s starting XI:
Nouvel; Vanderson, Searle, Maripan, Henrique. Diatta, Lucas, Magasa, and Golovin.Emboro, Ben Yedder

Starting line-up available for lenses:
Samba; Gladit, Danso, Medina. Frankowski, Samet, Fofana, Machado.Costa; Sotka, Open Da

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We Say: Monaco 2-1 Lens

Both of these teams are hoping for the possibility of claiming a positive result on Saturday and expect a tough battle. A draw at Stade Louis II is a given, but I feel that Monaco’s quality in the final third will allow them to secure a close victory.

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