Strasbourg vs Monaco
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 1 September 2019
Kick-off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Meinau (Strasbourg).
Strasbourg have certainly not got off to the start that they were hoping for and were handed their first defeat of the campaign last week when they welcomed Rennes to their midst. The latter fired in two unanswered goals past the helpless hosts who failed to grab even a consolation goal, after Martin missed from the spot.
Monaco had a dismal season last time around, and it looks like they will be in for more of the same this year as well. The visitors suffered back to back blows right from their opener and salvaged not more than a point in their most recent matchup against Nimes, that too in the comforts of their home.
The away side are struggling to get back on their feet at the moment. Although the hosts have not be a force to reckon with in their matches up till now either, home advantage gives Strasbourg the slight edge in this one.
Strasbourg vs Monaco Head to head (h2h)
- Monaco have been at the losing end in two of their last three games.
- Their last encounter saw Strasbourg win with a 5-1 scorecard.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in their last three fixtures in a row.
- Monaco have scored just four goals in their previous three meetings, while Strasbourg have netted double that number.
Strasbourg vs Monaco Prediction
The home team have succumbed to a loss just once in the new season, but it needs saying that they have been far from convincing enough in picking up the win as well. However, things could change for the better as their counterparts Monaco are currently sporting a dismal run of form at the moment too.
Moreover, the away side picked just four wins on the road last season, and have not come out on top in their previous five outings in the Ligue 1 either.
However, the guests have got the better of this opponent thrice in their last six visits to this stadium. Taking into account that they also managed to hold Nimes to a draw in the previous week, there is a slight possibility that they might force Strasbourg to share the spoils with them. So a double chance on the winners is certainly the safest bet.
Additionally, only two out of their last seven clashes between the two sides here have finished with over 2.5 goals on the scorecards. Given that they have also scored just three goals between them in the new campaign, a low scoring clash is definitely in the reckoning.
Strasbourg vs Monaco Betting tips
Double chance: Strasbourg or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10)