Monaco vs Bordeaux
France – Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 2nd March 2018
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Louis II (Monaco).
Monaco have been able to take advantage of recent slips from Marseille and Lyon to move up to 2nd place and now have a 2 point gap over Marseille. For them it is all about gaining automatic qualification to the Champions League because they are 14 points adrift of PSG and the league in theory looks over for the current champions.
Monaco have been in good form though there was a surprise result last weekend when they were involved in a thrilling 3-3 draw away to fighting Toulouse. It was a reminder that away from home Monaco need to be at their best if they are to finish in the runners up position.
At home Monaco has lost just one game to PSG and have won 35 points from a possible 42, including winning 3 games in a row coming into this match. They are scoring almost 3 goals a game and will be easy favourites to win this match.
Bordeaux are in 8th place and eyeing a 5th place finish which could turn out to mean European football depending on who wins the Coupe de France. They are just 3 points behind that position. But they come into this game with no wins from their past two matches.
Away from home they have lost 50% of their games and even though they lost last weekend to Marseille they had won 3 games previously in a row. But it seems once the club meet quality the losses will happen.
Monaco vs Bordeaux: Head to Head
In the last 3 games Monaco has been able to score at least 2 goals against Bordeaux
Monaco has just 1 win over Bordeaux at Stade Louis II in the last 11 matches
Monaco vs Bordeaux: Prediction
Bordeaux have a great record here but sadly even if we take them on the handicap we don’t get any value going that way. Instead we will concentrate on anytime goal scorers. Going for the home win with the above statistic makes little sense.
Monaco vs Bordeaux: Bet Tips
Anytime goal scorer – Rony Lopes (Monaco) at 2.80
Both teams to score – No at 2.00.