Monaco vs Nancy
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 5th November 2016,
Kick Off at 16:00 UK.
Venue: Stade Louis II, Monaco.
This is a must win game for Monaco who are second in the Ligue 1 standings ahead of the matchday 2nd place in Ligue 1 ahead of this clash. They have slipped six points behind leaders Nice after the recent loss to Toulouse. And then a disappointing draw last time out to St Etienne. But at home Monaco have been very solid recently witnessed when they thrashed Montpellier 6-2 here.
Nancy has lost 6 games from 11 played and is in 19th place but they have picked up recently in form drawing to Bordeaux and then beating Caen 2-0. Away from home Nancy have only lost 1 game from their last four but the trip to Monaco will be a huge test.
Radamel Falcao was brilliant for Monaco in the Champions League in mid-week and looks back to 100% fitness and should be a real danger man against Nancy, if head-coach Louis Jardim opt to use him on Saturday evening.
Monaco vs Nancy: Head to Head Stats
The last time this fixture was played in Monaco Nancy won 1-0 but we have to go back to 2011. Plenty has changed since then. In general Nancy has a good record over their hosts but with Monaco’s face lift recently and injection of cash history could distort are thinking. Four of the recent six matches played here have seen 3 goals or more.
Monaco vs Nancy: Prediction
Monaco are odds on to win but still a decent price considering the standings between the clubs. Monaco are in decent form especially at home where they have won their last 4 matches. They have scored the most goals in Ligue 1 so far with 30 and should be able to add to that tally here. Main bet has to be on the home team.
Monaco vs Nancy: Betting Tips
Monaco to beat Nancy at 1/2 (1.50)
Anytime goal scorer: Radamel Falcao of Monaco at 11/10 (2.10).