Monaco vs Strasbourg
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 19th January 2018
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Louis II (Monaco).
The recovery for Monaco has begun- first it was to bring in Franck Passi as Thierry Henry’s assistant, then this week they signed Cesc Fabregas from Chelsea to bring in much needed quality and experience.
The result has been two draws in a row, first coming against Marseille away from home which was seen as a very good result and then they drew 1-1 in the derby against Nice in midweek.
There have been some encouraging signs from the team but they need to start winning games as they are still 19th in the league and they have not won since beating Amiens 2-0 at the beginning of December. This game against Strasbourg at home is being set up for just that- all three points.
A win would most probably not take Monaco out of the bottom three but would be a massive boost for the under-ire club. They are incredibly yet to win a game at home and have the worst home record in the league where they have won just 4 points from 30.
Strasbourg will be a tough opponent though and they are in 7th place and in good form with just one loss in their last five and have won 2 games in a row coming into this match. A win at the weekend could see the club climb to as high as 5th place.
Away from home they have lost just 30% of their games and usually come away with a draw, recent form on the road is strong where they have scored 6 goals in their last 3 games.
Monaco vs Strasbourg: Head to Head
Earlier in the season Strasbourg beat Monaco 2-1.
Monaco have won their last two games when at home v Strasbourg.
4 from the last 5 meetings have ended in over 2.5 goals.
Monaco vs Strasbourg: Prediction
All eyes will be on Monaco to get a win here, and if they were to lose again there would be a deflated feeling in the camp.
But while Monaco have done some things to improve the situation, we have to remember that they are playing a very decent Strasbourg side and we are happy to take the double chance on the away team getting something from this game.
They are the better side and come here with little to lose, all of the pressure is on the home team who desperately need a win.
Monaco vs Strasbourg: Bet Tips
Double Chance: Strasbourg or draw at 1.91 (10/11)
Over 2.5 goals at 2.00 (1/1).