Monaco vs Strasbourg
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 25th January 2020
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Louis II.
It’s been a strange start for new Monaco manager Robert Moreno who in the league has managed two games, which have both been against PSG. That is a harsh start.
In the first game the club pulled off a fantastic result in Paris drawing 3-3 with the champions. But with the way the fixtures worked out they had to play them again at home just a few days later, and that result ended in a 4-1 loss.
Monaco have been quite strong at home otherwise and will stay here to play Strasbourg where they will start as the favourites. They come into this game in 9th place with 29 points and have just that one defeat in their last five games. At Stade Louis II Monaco have won 60% of their games and have won 4 from their last five games here.
Strasbourg are in 12th place but if they win here, they would go past Monaco, so there is a lot invested in this game. Whilst the club lost their last game 1-0 away to Metz, they had won their previous 3 games in a row. The club would certainly enter the top 10 with a win here.
Monaco vs Strasbourg: Head to Head
- Monaco will not want to be reminded of last season’s result here when they lost 5-1.
- It’s been 4 games since Monaco claimed victory over Strasbourg.
- The last 5 games have a 100% success rate to see over 2.5 goals.
Monaco vs Strasbourg: Prediction
Monaco will start as the favourites and should win this game. They have a new objective under Moreno and they shouldn’t take the PSG games personally, they are clearly not on that level and need to get back to basics.
At the same time Strasbourg have lost 70% of their games away and there is little reason to think they will come here and win.
We will back the home win and we think Monaco will be wounded losing at home 4-1 last time out and we will back them then to be winning at half time for better value.
Monaco vs Strasbourg: Bet Tips
Monaco to be winning at half time at 2.10 (11/10)
Anytime goalscorer: Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco) at 2.00 (1/1)