Nice and AS Monaco meet at Allianz Riviera, in a match for the 38 th round of the Liga 1. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 01-16-2019, the two teams tied (1-1) . At this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which has 3 wins and 2 losses in the last 5 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 09-01-2018, for the Coupe de la Ligue, which ended with the AS Monaco victory by (1-2). The goals of the match were scored by A. Pléa (18 ‘), for Nice, and by T. Lemar (3’) and A. Diakhaby (37 ‘), for AS Monaco. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since the Nice presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 14 wins, 11 draws and 12 losses, the home team is currently in the 8 th position, with 53 points won. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Saint-Étienne by (3-0), after in the previous match they have tied (1-1) at home, against Nantes. 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 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 7 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 18 goals scored and 6 conceded. For the championship, Nice won 21 points out of 30 possible, after 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (8 out of 18 matches). In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since 14 of the last 18 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 37 matches in this competition, they only won 1 comeback in the 17 matches in which they suffered the first goal. In the last 18 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 5 of their 14 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The Nice part for this day with a defeat, by 3-0, in the displacement to the terrain of the Saint-Étienne, registering in this way the third meeting followed without winning in this competition. Due to the bad final phase of the championship, the home club did not manage to fight for access to European competitions. In this game against Monaco, coach Patrick Vieira must maintain his usual tactical scheme, that is, 4-3-3, with Saint-Maiximin, Atal and Ganago the most offensive references of the team. On the other hand, Saint-Maiximin is one of the best markers of the premises, with 6 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on Lloris, Maolida and Cyprien, all with physical problems.
The away team is currently in the 16 th position of the league, with 36 points won, after 8 wins, 12 draws and 17 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Nîmes, by (1-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Amiens SC, by (2-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 16 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 15 goals scored and 20 suffered. In the last 10 away league matches AS Monaco has a record of 1 win, 5 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 8 points out of 30 possible. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 37 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 21 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 18 away matches for this competition: they have scored 9 of their 19 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Monaco started for this game with a 2-0 win at the Amiens reception, returning to the triumphs after seven consecutive matches without winning in this competition: the goals of the team were marked by Falcao and Golovin. Despite playing away from home, coach Leonardo Jardim must keep the team at 4-4-2, benefiting the maintenance of possession of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the flanks. Falcao is the player who deserves the individual highlight in this formation, since he has scored 15 goals so far. For this game the visiting coach can not count on Jovetic, Subasic and Pellergri, all due to injury.