Club Brugge KV vs Monaco SOCCER PICKS
Bruges and AS Monaco meet at Jan Breydelstadion, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never faced each other before.
After 2 defeats, the home team reaches this 3rd round in the 3rd position of Group A, without having conquered any points. In the previous match, they lost by (3-1) out against Atlético Madrid, after in the first match of this group stage they lost by (0-1) at home against Borussia Dortmund. The team comes to this match after a 1-1 draw at home with Waasland-Beveren by (1-1). In the last 10 home matches Brujas has won 6, tied 2 and lost 2. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored with regularity, as they scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 23 of the last 27 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals and 22 out of 27 have ended with Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 2 of its last 15 games, of these 2 reached the halftime advantage in 1 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 1.
The Club Brugge team starts for this game with a draw, 1-1, against the WB, in a game for the Belgian Championship. We remember that the Belgians lost the first two matches in the Champions League and for this reason they remain at the bottom of the table. The home club usually acts in a tactical system in 3-5-2, favoring a more direct style of play. In this tactical drawing, the two responsible for throwing the panic in the defensive defensive are Wesley and Vossen: the first one is the best score of Club Brugge in all competitions, with 7 goals. For this game the coach Ivan Leko will not be able to count on Baiye and Groeneveld, players with physical problems.
The away team arrives at this 3rd round of Group A in the 4th position, without any conquered points, after 2 defeats. In their first match in this group stage they lost at home against Atlético Madrid by (1-2). In the 2nd round, they lost out to Borussia Dortmund by (3-0). The team comes to this match after a defeat away with Strasbourg by (2-1). In the last 10 away matches AS Monaco has won 1, tied 2 and lost 7. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches. but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 30 of the last 32 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals and 23 out of 32 have ended with Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 3 of its last 13 games, and never reached halftime advantage. In 13 games, he suffered the first goal 9 times and never got the comeback. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 8 away matches for all competitions: they scored 3 of their 6 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘); He suffered 6 of his 15 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Monaco arrives at this unmotivated game, after having registered another defeat, this time against Strasbourg, by 2-1. Like the adversary, the French have not yet won any points in this Champions League. The Colombian Falcao is the most offensive reference of the visiting club, being its strongest point the finalization. In the wings, the Monegasque club can count on the speedy Chadli and Golovin, both very strong in the hand to hand and in the offensive transition. Pellegri, Benaglio and Ronny Loes can not contribute to their team, due to physical problems.