Monaco vs Reims
France – Coupe de France
Date: Saturday, 4 January 2019
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade Louis II (Monaco).
With both teams actively targeting a spot in the next round, a fierce encounter is surely on the cards for fans. However, home advantage might help Monaco progress further, if they are willing to put in the effort.
Monaco vs Reims Head-to-head (h2h)
- Three of the four former wins went to Monaco.
- Reims failed to score in three of the last five encounters.
- Four of the last six wins went to the teams that had home advantage.
- This past decade, only one battle at this venue has ended without goals from both teams.
Monaco vs Reims Prediction
Both these teams take part in the Ligue 1, and as such were afforded the luxury to directly enter this round of the competition.
Usually, squads from top flight get pitted against teams from the lower tier in French Football, and this would help them to make a deep run. However, here the sixth and seventh-placed teams in the Ligue 1 are taking on each other.
And sure enough, goals are a given, considering either will consider it a priority to get into the next round. The match-up does not have a second leg, and right from the first minute itself, the game will be played as if a final.
In regards to result, Monaco slightly come out on top of Reims. They have the home advantage, and have been on a roll in those games as well. On the other hand, Reims have had some troubles on the road for quite some time.
In fact, Monaco have won eight of their last nine appearances at this stadium, and recorded a 5-1 win at home in their latest attempt.
The team also managed to score two or more goals in nine of their previous eleven games here, and have conceded a total of just one goal from their prior three league fixtures at this venue.
On the other hand, Reims could register a single win on the road from their last four attempts, and just three from their preceding eight. Moreover, Monaco registered three of the last four h2h wins, and have lost against this opponent just once in the last five years.
Importantly, the last Monaco lost at home against Reims was nine years back.
Taking all these observations into account, it’s adjudged that Monaco have the higher probability to deliver the win this Saturday.
Be that as it may, consider that this is a cup competition, that too the knockouts with a single leg. Reims will be prioritizing an entry into the next round, and they will try their best to attain that objective as well.
On top of that, Reims are unbeaten in their last seven matches in a row, and were so in 12 of their last 13. They had also recorded the latest h2h win, and will try their maximum to deliver another upset this weekend.
As such, while Monaco may be expected to squeeze out a win, they surely are not tipped for a clean sheet.
Monaco vs Reims Betting Tips
Monaco to Win @ 1.83 (5/6)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).