Prediction for Nice – Monaco
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.65
Nice and Monaco play for the Allianz Riviera in a Ligue 1 fifth round match. At this stage, the history of direct confrontation is favorable to the visiting team, which has 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 5 games. However, the last time they faced in this stadium was in 21-09-2016, in a game for the Ligue 1 that ended with the victory of Nice by (4-0). The goals of the match were scored by P. Baysse (17 ‘), M. Balotelli (30’ and 68 ‘) and A. Plea (85′) for Nice.
After 1 win and 3 losses, the home team is in 17th place, having won 3 points. In the last match, he lost with Amiens away by (3-0), after having won at home in a game against Guingamp by (2-0). Nice won 5, drew 2 and lost 3 of their last 10 home games for all competitions. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 3 of the last 4 games in this competition. There are 1 highlights in the last 20 home games in all competitions: he suffered 7 of his 20 goals in minutes (46’-60 ‘).
The Nice team come to this game with a defeat at the Amiens field, 3-0, adding the second defeat followed in several competitions. It is worth noting that this early season has not been easy due to the presence of the team in the Champions League qualifying. In this match against defending champion, coach Lucien Favre should opt for a more defensive strategy with the lines drawn, exploiting only the counterattack: Allan Saint-Maximin is a very fast and dangerous player on the counterattack. For this game the coach does not have Dante, suspended, besides Obbadi, Cyprien, Balotelli and Le Bihan, injured.
After 4 wins, the visiting team is in 2nd place, having won 12 points. In the last match, they beat Olympique de Marseille at home (6-1), after a previous win in a match against Metz (0-1). The team arrives in this match after a home win with Nîmes by (4-1). In the last 10 matches played in all competitions, Monaco won 6, drew 1 and lost 3.
In this competition, he has won the last 4 games he has played. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 3 of the last 4 games, but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 games for this competition.
The Monaco team enters this match with a 4-1 victory over Nîmes in a game of preparation for the upcoming official matches. It is worth remembering that the Monegascos managed a great victory over Marseille in the last round of the Gallic championship. Normally, the Monaco line up in 4-4-2 benefiting possession of the ball and organized attacks, mainly through the sides: João Moutinho is the great organizer of the offensive process. It seems that coach Leonardo Jardim does not have great emptiness to register for this confrontation.
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