Monaco vs Nantes
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 16 February 2019
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Louis II (Monaco).
Leonardo Jardim is back at Monaco and his presence has been felt after the club won their first home game of the season by beating Toulouse and followed that up with a good 2-2 draw away to Montpellier. They have picked up 4 points in two games and even though they are 18th they are just a point from escaping the relegation zone.
It is no secret that Monaco have bigger plans and the club will be looking to finish the season between 13th and 11th places that is the objective and they do come into this game with a lot of confidence. They are scoring again which is always a good sign and they have netted 4 times in their last two games. There is a belief back with the club under Jardim that wasn’t with Thierry Henry.
Nantes really blew the chance to get 3 points a week ago when they lost to Nimes 4-2 after being in the lead of that game. But they made amends for that defeat by beating Caen 1-0 in midweek.
That victory over Caen ended 4 games without a win in a row away from home for Nantes. The club have lost 7 of their 12 games on the road this season.
Monaco vs Nantes: Head to Head
Earlier this season at Nantes, Monaco won 3-1.
Monaco have won 4 of the last 5 meetings.
Nantes have not won at Stade Louis II since 2012.
There is a 60% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Monaco vs Nantes: Prediction
Nantes can score goals but their away play in general has not been good and they will know that they are meeting Monaco precisely at the wrong time.
Monaco are fired out and while that honeymoon period as it is so called in football may end for Jardim, the team are on a roll, and we expect Monaco to get all three points.
We will also back Rony Lopes to score for Monaco. He scored earlier this season when the teams played and he has scored a few goals against Nantes in the past and likes playing them, so this is worth backing and he is very good value to score also.
Monaco vs Nantes: Bet Tips
Monaco to beat Nantes at 1.80 (4/5)
Anytime goalscorer: Rony Lopes (Monaco) at 3.00 (2/1).