Monaco vs Nice Prediction & Match Preview

Monaco vs Nice French Ligue 1 Prediction by LeagueLane

Monaco vs Nice
France – Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday 3rd February 2021
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Louis II.

It’s the Cote d’Azur Derby in midweek and that means Monaco will play Nice.

Monaco are the best in form side in the league and have won their last 5 games in a row. They have climbed to 4th place and are only six points from the top and 3 points behind current champions PSG.

Last weekend Monaco beat Nantes 2-1 and with 44 goals scored they are the 3rd best scorers in Ligue 1. Monaco can’t change position if they win but of course they will give themselves a better chance of a title run in and right now they have to be considered as a possible team who can win the league.

Monaco have won 7 games from 11 and lost just once at home. Surprisingly that defeat came against Lens but otherwise Monaco have been very strong.

Nice have had more heartache than their neighbors and have had to change coaches which hasn’t really helped their situation. The club have won just 2 games in their last 10 and trail Monaco by 16 points.

Nice are 8 points from the bottom three and they should be fine this season but they have had bad periods of form. Last weekend they lost against Saint Etienne and they come into this match with just 1 win in their last five games.

Monaco vs Nice: Head to Head

  • Last season Monaco won this fixture 3-1.
  • Earlier in the season in the reverse fixture Monaco won 2-1.
  • 5 of the last six league meetings has seen both teams to score.
  • Nice last won at Monaco in the league in 2014.

Monaco vs Nice: Prediction

Monaco are 1.50 (1/2) to win the game but this match looks set up for them and really they could be as low as 1.30 in other circumstances. The price is pushed up only because this is a derby game.

We should take Monaco at this price and also back Kevin Volland to score anytime who has been in superb form. There is a big gap between the teams and as long as Monaco stay focused they have no excuse not to win this game and probably can do quite comfortably.

The motivation is clear for Monaco and that is they can win the league title because PSG do not look consistent enough, this game gives the club another chance to step forward.

Monaco vs Nice Betting Tips

  • Monaco to beat Nice at 1.50 (1/2)
  • Anytime goalscorer: Kevin Volland of Monaco at 2.10 (11/10).