Strasbourg vs Monaco
French Ligue 1
Date: 6 August 2022, Saturday
Kick-off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Mosson.
Strasbourg host Monaco in one of the most exciting ties of the opening round of the 2022/23 Ligue 1 campaign on Saturday afternoon at Stade de la Mosson.
Both outfits will try to replicate tremendous campaigns they had in the previous term of the competition.
Strasbourg have been genuine candidates for Champions League spots several weeks before the end of the season when a somewhat tougher schedule caused some negative results.
Nevertheless, Julien Stephan’s men still finished the season at the sixth place, coming just six points shy of third-placed Monaco.
Strasbourg have been especially impressive on the home patch where they lost just three matches in the entire season. They won 11 of 19 Ligue 1 affairs at Stade de la Mosson last time out.
This is why Monaco will face a very difficult challenge at the start of the season, although we have to say that they do come into it with the highest ambitions.
Les Monegasques came third at the end of the previous term, winning the battle for the Champions League spots against the likes of Rennes, Nice, and Strasbourg thanks to a stellar finish to the campaign.
Philippe Clement now has an even more dangerous group of players at disposal with the additions of Bundesliga star Breel Embolo and Liverpool’s Takumi Minamino.
It is also worth noting that Monaco have already had a super-important competitive game on Tuesday night when they drew 1-1 to Dutch heavyweights PSV in the battle for the UEFA Champions League playoffs round.
Strasbourg vs Monaco Head-to-head
- Strasbourg celebrated a 1-0 victory when they last hosted Monaco in March this year.
- Strasbourg have two wins and a draw in the previous three meetings with Les Monegasques.
- None of the previous three head to head encounters between the two teams provided three or more goals.
Strasbourg vs Monaco Prediction
This is one of the derbies of the Matchday in Ligue 1 and we expect a tight affair. The home court advantage will play a big factor for Strasbourg which is why we like the 2.75 odds offered for their win here, especially knowing they defeated Monaco 1-0 in the last two home outings against them.
The somewhat safer option would be Under 2.5 goals FT pick at the 1.90 odds since none of the previous three H2H encounters produced three or more goals.
Strasbourg vs Monaco Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10)
Strasbourg to win @ 2.75 (7/4) odd.