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Monaco are going up against away team Nantes at Stade Louis II in the Ligue 1 match on Sunday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Monaco v Nantes can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Monaco are hoping to win again following a 0-1 Ligue 1 victory against FC Metz.
In that match, Monaco had 46% possession and 3 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Monaco was Benoît Badiashile (22'). For their opponents, FC Metz had 14 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target.
Monaco haven’t had any problems with scoring, hitting the target every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games.
They’ve claimed a sum of 7 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 6.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Monaco:
- haven't been beaten in the league by FC Nantes in their previous 4 matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 league matches at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
Nantes come into this game after a 2-1 Ligue 1 win with the defeat of Nîmes in their most recent match.
In that match, Nantes managed 34% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 5 on target. For Nantes, the goalscorers were Andrei Girotto (11') and Imran Louza (27'). Nîmes got 17 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. Zinedine Ferhat (57') was the scorer for Nîmes.
Christian Gourcuff's Nantes have managed to stick the ball in the net a total of 5 times in the course of their most recent six matches. The number of goals that have been scored against them during those same matches equals 5.
Analysis of their past results shows that Nantes:
- haven't beaten AS Monaco FC when having played them away from home in the previous 6 matches in the league. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
A review of their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 05/03/2017 shows that Monaco have won 5 of these games and Nantes 1, with the number of draws standing at 0.
A combined sum of 14 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 11 of them from Les Rouge et Blanc and 3 for Les Canaris. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The previous league encounter between these clubs was Ligue 1 match day 11 on 25/10/2019 which ended up with the score at Nantes 0-1 Monaco.
In that match, Nantes managed 58% possession and 15 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
Monaco had 7 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Wissam Ben Yedder (22') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Thomas Leonard.
Team News: Monaco
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just the sole fitness concern for the Monaco gaffer Niko Kovač to contend with from a near full-strength group. Aleksandr Golovin (Hamstring Injury) misses out. Youssouf Fofana will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
It’s our opinion that Les Rouge et Blanc should go for a 4-3-3 system for this one, beginning the first half with Benjamin Lecomte, Djibril Sidibe, Benoît Badiashile, Axel Disasi, Ruben Aguilar, Jean-Eudes Aholou, Cesc Fàbregas, Aurelien Tchouameni, Kevin Volland, Wissam Ben Yedder and Gelson Martins.
Team News: Nantes
Owing to an otherwise available group of players, there’s only the sole fitness worry for the Nantes manager Christian Gourcuff to contend with. Anthony Limbombe (Tear in the abductor muscle) misses out for this game.
From our viewpoint, Les Canaris appear most likely to utilise a 4-2-3-1 formation with a starting lineup of Alban Lafont, Dennis Appiah, Andrei Girotto, Nicolas Pallois, Jean-Charles Castelletto, Pedro Chirivella, Kader Bamba, Mehdi Abeid, Ludovic Blas, Moses Simon and Randal Kolo Muani.
In this match, Nantes should get enough chances to find the net against this Monaco lineup, but that realistically won’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re tipping a narrow 2-1 win for Monaco at the end of the match. Let’s see what eventuates.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Louis II (18,523)
Captain: Wissam Ben Yedder
Chairman: Dmitri Rybolovlev
Manager: Niko Kovač
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 6