Sochaux vs Monaco
Coupe de la Ligue Quarter-final
Date: Tuesday, 10th January 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Auguste Bonal (Montbeliard).
Sochaux had difficult times in the second division since they got relegated from Ligue 1 at the end of 2013/14 season. It was a narrow escape last season as they finished 3 points of the drop zone in Ligue 2. But this time, the squad looks solid and are 5th in their league with 3 points behind the league leaders. Sochaux has a history of making strong runs in cup competitions; having won Coupe de France in 2007 and Coupe de la Ligue in 2004 and finished runners up in 2003. In the 2016/17 edition of the Cope de la Ligue, Sochaux defeated Ligue 1 sides Dijon and Marseille in the previous two round, both in penalties.
Monaco were made to work hard by the struggling Ligue 2 side Ajaccio Coupe de France fixture on Friday, but eventually rescued their faces by edging out a 2-1 win. It has been a fruitful first half for the team, who are 2 points behind surprise league leaders Nice in the Ligue 1 standings. They are the highest scoring team in the league with 56 goals to their name from 19 matches so far.
Sochaux vs Monaco: Head-to-head Stats
- The last meeting between the two sides came in the Coupe de France last season. Sochaux knocked out Monaco with a 2-1 win at home that time.
- Sochaux are unbeaten in their last five home games against Monaco in all competitions with 4 wins and a draw.
- Moreover, Monaco had managed only 1 win in their last 13 visits to Montbeliard.
Sochaux vs Monaco: Prediction
AS Monaco are everyone’s favourite to win this tie outright. But we believe they must expect a tough test from Sochaux. This is a team that have had immense success at home over Monaco in recent seasons. Therefore, the hosts could even go on and win this tie. But to be on the safe side, we can opt for an Asian handicap of +1 goals in Sochaux’s favour.
Sochaux vs Monaco: Bet Tips
Asian Handicap: Sochaux +1 at 2.00 (1/1)
Over 2.5 goals at 1.85 (6/7).