Nantes vs Monaco
France Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 11th August 2018
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade Beaujoire (Nantes).
Monaco will be the favourites to beat Nantes as the Ligue 1 season kicks off once again. However Monaco have already had to face disappointment losing the French super cup season opener to PSG 4-0. Monaco have now lost countless cup finals to PSG and it has clearly dented their confidence against them, but the 2017 champions will want to get off to the best possible start for this game.
Big names as usual have left Monaco in the summer including Thomas Lemar, Joao Moutinho, Adama Diakhaby, Terence Kongolo, Fabinho and offically Kylian Mbappe. But Monaco have brought in a lot of players too- again as usual most are unknown but the club seem to have an uncanny ability to turn some into world stars, can they do so again?
Nantes have a new manager in Waldemar Kita and will be looking to improve on last season’s 9th place. The problem with last season is that the club got off to a dreadful start and then had a nightmare last part of the season and Claudio Ranieri for many had to go.
Nantes vs Monaco Head to Head
Last season Nantes won this fixture at home 1-0.
The last 6 meetings when Nantes have been at home has ended in under 2.5 goals.
Nantes vs Monaco: Prediction
Nantes can finish in the top half but they will try to punch higher this season. As for Monaco how many setbacks can they take? They keep selling their best players each season and at one point this will have to have consequences. Our bet is to see a low scoring game that could possibly end 0-0, and we don’t expect either team to make many clear cut chances. Backing Monaco now makes no sense until we know the strengths of the team.
Nantes vs Monaco Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80)
Half time score: 0-0 at 9/5 (2.80).