Nimes vs Monaco
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 1st February 2020
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade des Costieres (Nimes).
Even though the clubs are not next to each other in France this is looked at somewhat of a derby or at least a clash of the teams in the south.
Nimes really need three points and are in 19th place with 15 points, they have slipped 6 points from safety and are starting to lose touch. They have lost back to back games coming into this one and have gained just 3 points in their last five games. At home the club have the 2nd to worst record in the league winning 11 points from a possible 30 and they have won just 30% of their games at home.
Monaco look like they are taking steps backwards since sacking Leonardo Jardim for a 2nd time and life has not started off so well for Robert Moreno since taking over. Monaco lost 3-1 at home to Strasbourg in the last game and have slipped to 13th place.
The visitors have won just 1 game from their past five but have remained unbeaten away from home in their last 3 games, although two of those matches ended in draw- one of those was a 3-3 classic v PSG.
With a win Monaco would climb back into the top 10, and they will be the favourites to secure three points.
Nimes vs Monaco: Head to Head
Last season this fixture ended 1-0 to Nimes.
Monaco have not beaten Nimes in any game since 2015.
Monaco have won 3 of the last 4 games played at Nimes.
Nimes vs Monaco: Prediction
Monaco by far has the better side and Moreno will need to change up the tactics and get this right because Monaco should have little problems in winning this game. Their price might be decent value because you don’t always know what to expect from them.
We will certainly get on Wissam Ben Yedder to add to his goal tally as Nimes defence look very leaky. If Monaco can’t get a win here then they have bigger problems than first thought but we don’t think it will come to this and they should win.
Nimes vs Monaco: Betting Tips:
Monaco to beat Nimes at 1.72 (8/11)
Anytime goalscorer: Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco) at 1.80 (4/5).