Caen vs Monaco
Date: Saturday, 24 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Michel d’Ornano (Caen).
Two sides at the bottom of Ligue 1 table will face each other on Round 14 on Saturday.
Caen are 17th in the league table, just 1 point away from relegation zone. From the 13 matches they played, the team from Normandy has lost 5 and only won 2 in return. They tend to draw more matches, 6 to be exact. At the moment they are desperately in need of a win, which would put them in 13th spot.
The defense has conceded 16 goals in the league, which is more than the 11 goals they scored. They are winless in the last 6 matches in all competitions and has lost 4 of them. The last time they won was back in September when they defeated Amiens at home 1-0.
At home they are difficult to defeat. In the 6 home matches, they have lost only once. But they have only one win and drawn all the other 4 matches. They lack the finishing touch as well as defensive calmness. Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of the last home fixtures.
The former champs are struggling for wins as well. Thierry Henry has took charge of the club this season and he could be looking at a possible exit soon. The team are 18th in the table, in the relegation zone. They have only 1 win this league season and lost 8 matches.
This is a season that the fans want to certainly forget. Their team has given away 22 goals from 13 matches, while attack led by Radamel Falcao has scored only 12 from the same number of games.
The team from Monaco are winless in 16 matches of which 11 were defeats. Over 2.5 goals were scored in 6 of the last 8 matches they took part in all competitions. They have also lost the last 3 league games against PSG, Strasbourg and Reims.
In the 6 away games, they lost 4 and has only 1 win. For a team that was the runners-up last season, this performance is suited. So Henry needs to change his team plan to help the team stay in the top tier of French football for another season.
Caen vs Monaco: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Monaco are unbeaten in the last 9 matches and have won 6 of them.
- At present Monaco are on a 5 match winning streak in h2h between these two teams.
- Over 2.5 goals came in 4 of the last 6 h2h matches.
- Caen are without a win in the last 4 h2h held in front of their home fans.
- Over 2.5 goals were scored in last 5 h2h matches held at this venue.
Caen vs Monaco: Prediction
Both teams have found the net in 4 of the last 6 home matches of the hosts. Also since they have conceded 16 goals already, we can expect Monaco to score also. The visitors have the striking power on paper but nobody other than Falcao has risen to form. So we can expect both the teams to score based on their poor defensive records and bet on the same with 1.80 odd.
Monaco are on a 3 game losing streak in all competitions. The hosts are also not much better, but they have managed to get at least one point from their matches. They have lost only 1 home match, and are unbeaten in the remaining 5 games. So we can bet on a double chance for the game being drawn or the home side winning by a small margin of goals with 1.53 odd.
Caen vs Monaco: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Draw or Caen to win @ 1.53 (6/11).
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).