Leeds vs Monaco
Date: 21 December 2022, Wednesday
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Elland Road (Leeds).
Leeds will be hoping to maintain the perfect record in the mid-season friendlies as they host French heavyweights Monaco on Wednesday evening at Elland Road.
The Peacocks have been successful via two separate 2-1 wins over Spanish La Liga sides Cadiz and Real Sociedad so far during the World Cup break.
Jesse Marsch’s men completed a comeback against Sociedad on Friday evening as Pascal Struijk and Rodrigo bagged goals for the important confidence-boosting victory.
Leeds will need as much confidence as possible ahead of the fixtures against Manchester City and Newcastle during Premier League’s festive period in late-December.
The Peacocks are n a tough situation, being only one point above the relegation area at the moment.
Monaco, on the other side, hold the 6th position in the Ligue 1 standings after 15 inaugural games of the season.
Head coach Philippe Clement can be satisfied with his team’s attacking displays but the problems do appear in defense since Monaco allowed 21 goals so far in the domestic campaign.
On a positive note, Les Monegasques looked much better defensively in the recent tests in friendlies as they allowed just two goals in the previous three clashes against the likes of Sevilla, Empoli, and Fiorentina.
Since this is the final mid-season test for both teams ahead of their respective clashes in Premier League and Ligue 1, we expect a highly-competitive affair.
Clement will be keen to see his men keeping another clean sheet, while Marsch will not want to afford a defeat on the home patch.
Leeds vs Monaco Head-to-head
- Leeds and Monaco will take on each other for the first time this Wednesday.
Leeds vs Monaco Prediction
Both teams have been quite easy to break down in their respective leagues so far in the season. The defense is the part which both managers are looking to improve. This is why we will rather take the low-scoring route in this one and back Draw & Under 2.5 goals FT bet as the main option at the attractive 6.00 odds.
If you are among those who like to chase the correct score bets, the 1-1 scoreline is paid at the 7.50 odds here.
Leeds vs Monaco Betting Tips
Draw & Under 2.5 goals FT @ 6.00 (5/1)
Correct Score: 1-1 Draw @ 7.50 (13/2) odd.