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Monaco line up against visiting team Angers SCO at Stade Louis II in this Ligue 1 meeting on Saturday.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Monaco v Angers SCO - plus the latest match odds.
Monaco, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 2-5 Ligue 1 triumph versus FC Lorient.
In that match, Monaco managed 60% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 9 on target. For Monaco, goals were scored by Axel Disasi (9'), Aleksandr Golovin (64'), Kevin Volland (68'), Sofiane Diop (78') and Guillermo Maripán (89'). FC Lorient had 11 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Terem Moffi (31') and Andrew Gravillon (67') scored for FC Lorient.
It has not been often in recent times that Monaco have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Les Rouge et Blanc have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 11 goals along the way. While that may be of interest, it remains to be seen whether that pattern will be maintained in this upcoming game.
Their previous form shows that Monaco:
- have not lost a league tie with Angers SCO in their previous 3 games.
- have not won at home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Angers SCO come into this encounter after a 1-2 Ligue 1 win to beat Lille in their previous fixture.
In that game, Angers SCO managed 34% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Angers SCO was Romain Thomas (5', 10'). LOSC Lille Métropole had 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Burak Yılmaz (42') scored for Lille.
Throughout their six latest matches, Stéphane Moulin's Angers SCO have seen their efforts on goal rewarded a total of 7 times - earning them the goals scored per game average of 1.17.
Coming into this fixture, Angers SCO have not been beaten in their last 6 away league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 02/12/2017 tells us that Monaco have won 3 of these games and Angers SCO 1, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
A combined sum of 11 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 8 from Les Rouge et Blanc and 3 being from Les Scoïstes. That is an average goals per game value of 1.83.
The previous league meeting featuring these clubs was Ligue 1 match day 23 on 04/02/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Monaco 1-0 Angers SCO.
That time, Monaco had 43% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Stevan Jovetić (18').
For their opponents, Angers SCO got 16 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
The referee was Jérémy Stinat.
Team News: Monaco
Cesc Fàbregas (Calf Injury) and Pietro Pellegri (groin strain) won’t be able to feature for Monaco boss Niko Kovač.
Team News: Angers SCO
With a fully healthy group available to choose from, Angers SCO manager Stéphane Moulin does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this game.
We’re inclined to think that Monaco can create the chances to score more than once when they line up against Angers SCO, who could well struggle to get a goal of their own.
We reckon that it will be a fairly comfortable 2-0 victory for Monaco at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Louis II (18,523)
Captain: Wissam Ben Yedder
Chairman: Dmitri Rybolovlev
Manager: Niko Kovač
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 6
⭐ Key Man: Wissam Ben Yedder
Normally playing in the Striker position, Wissam Ben Yedder was born in Sarcelles, France. Having played his first senior match for Toulouse in the 2010 - 2011 season, the talented Forward has scored 7 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 16 appearances.