The French Ligue 1 is already in the last third of the current season. While the master question has long since been clarified, the fight for survival seems to be extremely exciting. Still right in the middle of the action is the French runner-up AS Monaco, who is currently ranked 18th. This would have the elf from the Principality in the relegation compete. This weekend, the Jardim-Elf is aiming for the jump over the ominous line in the game between Monaco vs Nantes.
Football Prediction of the Day Monaco vs. Nantes
Since the end of September, the runner-up is now consistently on a relegation zone. The negative trend could never really be stopped, nevertheless an upward trend is recognizable in the last days. The backlog of the saving shore is now only a single counter. The guests from the port city of Nantes are not all relegation worries despite table position 14. However, the canaries celebrated an extremely important victory in the catch-up game against SM Caen during the week. Despite this success Nantes is considered a clear outsider. For a home win from Monaco vs Nantes odds of up to 1.85 are offered. The start of the game at the Stade Louis II is on Saturday at 8 pm.
Monaco – Statistics & Current Form
The French runner-up AS Monaco maneuvered himself into a situation that was hard to imagine. A strong bloodletting in the summer was already known, but this year, these outlets could not be adequately replaced. Vice-President Vadim Vasilyev also took this debt on himself and got the bill presented this week. President Dmitry Rybovolev decided with a heavy heart that new impetus is needed at the executive level as well. Vasilyev had to hold out his head for the athletic misery and the early release of Leonardo Jardim.
“I asked him to return to the club to lead the team, and I assured him to consider all his proposals regarding the obligation of new players during the winter transfer window.” – Dmitry Rybovolev
Meanwhile, the Portuguese is back on the bench. The three-month adventure with Thierry Henry was a single misunderstanding. Rybovolev asked Jardim to return and promised him to fulfill all wishes. In the last days of the winter transfer window no less than seven new players have been signed. Monaco has to deliver and subordinate everything to the goal of relegation. For the first time in months, the relegation zone could be abandoned this weekend. The shape curve in recent days shows clearly upwards. After the win against Toulouse was missed in the away game at Montpellier gossamer only the second victory in series. From a penalty in the 91st minute, the bitter equalizer had to be accepted. Once again, the Monegas do not finish the game eleven. With seven (!) Red cards the Jardim-Elf leads these statistics clearly. This brings the team again and again in the bad luck. Defensive player Jemerson is missing due to a red card suspension on Saturday, but ex-Schalke Naldo returns to the squad. Meanwhile, Monaco has another squad that is absolutely competitive and does not consist exclusively of youngsters. It is striking that in recent games increasingly the way was sought over the outside. 20 or more flanks were delivered in each case. In addition, the pressing is raised a few meters further forward to put the opponent early on pressure. A few weeks ago, more than ten passes were allowed on average, before the ball was recaptured. Last weekend it took on average only 7.58 passes. The quality has been significantly increased and the league should be mastered in the light of recent developments. In the game between Monaco and Nantes a tip on the home win is quite promising.
Expected formation of Monaco:
Subasic – Ballo-Toure, Naldo, Glik, Sidibe – Adrien Silva, Fabregas – Rony Lopes, Golovin, Martins – Falcao
Last matches from Monaco:
- 10.02.2019 – Montpellier Vs. AS Monaco 2: 2 (Ligue 1)
- 02.02.2019 – AS Monaco vs. Toulouse 2: 1 (Ligue 1)
- 29.01.2019 – EA Guingamp vs. AS Monaco 2: 2 (Coupe de la Ligue)
- 26.01.2019 – FCO Dijon Vs. AS Monaco 2: 0 (Ligue 1)
- 22.01.2019 – AS Monaco vs. Metz 1: 3 (Coupe de France)
Nantes – Statistics & Current Form
From the first four games in 2019 collected the team of Vahid Halilhodzic only a single counter. In the catch-up game against the SM Caen, however, the negative trend could be stopped. In the basement battle, a penalty from captain Valentin Rongier ensured a lucky win. At the time of the goal (80th minute), the canaries were already under 50 minutes outnumbered, after Andrei Girotto was already made in minute 34 with yellow-red from the court. Thanks to the victory Nantes created a cushion of eight points on the relegation place. However, this could shrink again in the Principality.
In addition to the suspended Girotto, the guests from the port city will also have to do without midfielder Kayembe. Otherwise, however, the complete squad is available. The away win in Caen was for Nantes only the third victory in the foreign, with only two draws and a total of seven defeats. Nine scored goals in twelve away games are not necessarily the proof of a superior offensive. Especially after the departure and tragic death of Emiliano Sala the canaries lack a striker who knows where the goal is. This gap could not be closed qualitatively; mentally, the tragic circumstances are already a huge burden for the players from Nantes anyway. Thanks to the two games in the Coupe de France, a look at the latest results shows a very positive picture. Nevertheless, Nantes is anything but impressive. Especially playful Nantes finds only rarely solutions. The defensive often pushes the ball blindly without real concept, no other team in Ligue 1 has more ball losses than Nantes (over 105 per game on average). Against a game-strong team, as Monaco is basically, chances for the opponent thereby arise again and again. With this style of play is between Monaco vs Nantes no prediction on the guests to recommend.
Expected formation of Nantes:
Tatarusanu – Ie, Diego Carlos, Pallois – Kwateng, Toure, Rongier, Traore – Eysseric – Waris, Coulibaly
Last matches of Nantes:
- 13.02.2019 – SM Caen vs. FC Nantes 0: 1 (Ligue 1)
- 10.02.2019 – FC Nantes vs. Olympique Nîmes 2: 4 (Ligue 1)
- 05.02.2019 – FC Nantes vs. Toulouse 2: 0 (Coupe de France)
- 02.02.2019 – Sannois-St-Gratien vs. FC Nantes 0: 1 (Coupe de France)
- 30.01.2019 – FC Nantes vs. AS St. Etienne 1: 1 (Ligue 1)
Monaco vs. Nantes Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
The trip to the Principality of the Elf from the port of Nantes brought only rarely countable. On Saturday evening, FC Nantes will be visiting the Principality of Monaco for the 50th time, with the canaries having only won nine away games against the Monegasque. The last success in the Stade Louis II dates from the 12th Round of the season 2012/13 – then the two teams were still represented in the second-rate Ligue Deux. Since returning to the French House of Lords, Monaco has won all home games (five in all). The first leg of the current season ended on the first day with a victory for the Monegas, in the Stade de la Beaujoire Monaco prevailed 3-1!
Monaco vs Nantes Our Football Prediction Analyzed
The way out of the basement is extremely tedious and tedious for the AS Monaco. This weekend, a partial success could be achieved by leaving the relegation zone. But against the canaries from Nantes a victory must succeed. The omens in this duel in the Stade Louis II are quite positive. Between Monaco and Nantes are offered for the tip on the home win odds of 1.85.
Key Facts – Monaco vs Nantes tips
In stoppage time, the second victory in a row was lost last weekend – 2: 2 draw against Montpellier!
The last five home games Monaco has all won against Nantes!
Nantes was able to celebrate a rebound in the relegation battle in the catch-up against Caen – 1-0 victory in outnumbered!
Recently, the Monegassen acted with much more confidence and put the opponent by early pressing under pressure. Nantes is the team with the most ball losses in the league and will have great problems against a courageous Eleven from the Principality. If the Jardim protected are in control of the discipline (already seven red cards), the chances for the home win are very good. We would probably have expected maximum odds of 1.70-1.75 here, so the value is given. The home win between Monaco and Nantes is played at odds of 1.85 with a stakes of six units!
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