Nantes and AS Monaco meet at Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau, in a match for the 15th round of League 1. The record of direct confrontations at this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 5 matches won 3 and tied 2. In fact, the last time these teams met at this stadium was on 08/20/2016, in a match for the League 1 that ended with the AS Monaco victory by (0-1). Boschilia (25 ‘) scored the only goal of the game. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in the 5 th position of the league, with 23 points won, after 7 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against PSG, by (4-1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Rennes, by (2-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 14 goals scored and 25 conceded; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 22 goals scored and 11 conceded. In the last 6 home league matches Nantes has a record of 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, so they have won 13 points out of 18 possible.
For this competition, they register a sequence of 4 wins in the last home matches and they have not lost any of the last 5 home matches. In their home matches there are a few frequent results at half-time: 1-0 (3 out of 6 matches) and 0-0 (3 out of 6 matches). The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 14 matches in this competition, they only won 1 comeback in the 6 matches they suffered the first goal.
The Nantes comes to this game with a defeat in the field of Rennes, by 2-1, adding the following consecutive victory in the French championship: the only goal of the team was marked by Sala. In this game coach Claudio Ranieri must keep the team in a 4-4-2, Sala and Nakoula being the most offensive references: the first player is the great highlight of Nantes, with 3 goals and 1 assist. For this game the coach can not count on Nicolas Pallois, suspended, in addition to Coulibaly, Ditu and Krhin, players recovering from injuries.
After 9 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, the away team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 29 points won. In the last match, they lost in a home match against PSG, by (1-2), after in the previous match they tied in a match against Amiens SC, by (1-1). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 29 goals scored and 19 conceded; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 34 goals scored and 21 conceded. For the league, AS Monaco won 13 points out of 21 possible points, after 4 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 7 away matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their away matches, since 59 of the last 65 matches they have played have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 14 matches in this competition, they only won 1 comeback in the 5 matches they suffered in the first goal.
Monaco came into this game with a defeat against PSG, by 1-2, totaling the third straight game without winning in several competitions: the only goal of the team was scored by João Moutinho. Normally coach Leonardo Jardim plays in 4-4-2, benefiting possession of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the flanks: Baldé is very fast and competent in transporting the ball towards the attack. The great highlight of the visiting team is the Falcao, player who scored so far 13 goals. Everything indicates that the coach can not count on Boschilia and Jovetic, both injured.
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