Monaco vs Nice
France – Ligue 1.
Date: Wednesday, 16th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stade Louis II (Monaco).
Monaco has to act fast or the runners-up of last season will not be in Ligue 1 next season. They will face Nice at home in the round 17 match on Wednesday with that in mind.
The hosts are 19th in the table with just 14 points in their 19 games so far. Thierry Henry has been a failure in the club as a manager, where he was a legend as a player. After a disastrous start to the league season, his side has won some matches but that was not enough to get them out of the relegation zone. In their last 5 games in all competitions, they have won 3 and lost only once.
At home, they lost 3 of their recent 5 matches conceding at least 2 goals. Two matches they won in that period was in the Cup against Lorient and Rennes.
In the league, they are fresh from an away draw against Marseille which ended 1-1. This result against one of the top teams in France would have improved their morale to an extent and we may see the result against Nice.
Nice, on the other hand, has had a great season so far. They are still inside top-10 in the table at present and have won their last match against Bordeaux in the league at home. This win came after a 6 match winless run which included 3 losses in a row.
The Eaglets are on a 2 match losing streak in matches on the road as well. Less than 2.5 goals have been scored in 4 of their last 5 games played away from home.
Monaco vs Nice: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Both teams have won 2 games each in the last 5 h2h matches across all venues.
- All 5 of those matches had over 2.5 goals in total at the full time.
- The Red and Whites have 3 wins and a loss in the previous 5 meetings against Nice at home.
- Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 games and the full-time score in all those were 1-0.
Monaco vs Nice: Prediction
The hosts are unbeaten in the last 3 matches they played. This is a major change unlike most of the season. With a better show against teams like Rennes and Marseille, we can expect a close game against Nice as well.
But the best they can do is to get a point from this match. So we can bet on a Double Chance of the match being a draw or the away side winning with 1.70 odds.
The recent 5 games that the hosts played had less than 2.5 goals. This includes 4 of their latest home games as well. In 9 of the last 10 matches that Nice was part of had a similar scoreline.
Also, in 3 of the last 5 meeting between these two sides at this ground, a similar trend was followed. Thus a bet can be made on a final score with less than 2.5 goals with 1.80 odds.
Monaco vs Nice: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Draw or the away side to win @ 1.70 (7/10).
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).