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The 17th round of French Ligue 1 open Monaco and Nice. Both teams currently play in other spheres of the league. While the Monegas fight against the descent, Nice tries not to tear down the connection to the upper third. During the week Monaco scored a free-kick against a direct relegation opponent (2: 0 against Amiens). “Le Gym” had to settle for a 0-0 draw with Angers. After a busy week, it will now become clear who has recovered better and will take the next step towards relegation or Europe. Kick-off at the Stade Louis II is on Friday at 19:45.
Monaco has not achieved better results since Thierry Henry took office than he did under Jardim’s leadership. Recently, however, indicated a first small improvement. Henry seems to have discovered an important aspect that should provide better results. The fitness state is, according to Henry one of many reasons why it did not last as desired. In addition, of course, the ellenlange injury list is not very helpful.
Monaco is 18th after defeating Amiens in the week. The success in the six-point relegation duel should give the Monegassen new lift. Nevertheless, a look at the naked numbers is not very pleasing. After 16 matchday the goal balance is 16:24. On the other hand, there are only 13 points on the credit side. For a relegation candidate, these are actually not too bad values, especially in the area of the gate balance. Frightening is the home record. From the eight games in the Stade Louis II the Henry-Elf took just three meager points. Against Nice it is time to polish up these statistics.
Coach Henry has to renounce injury due to a whole range of players. Missing: Rony Lopes, Pietro Pellegri, Kevin N’Doram, Danijel Subasic, Adama Traore, Jean Aholou, Stevan Jovetic, Djibirl Sidibe, Almamy Toure, Antonio Barreca, Jordi Mboula and Samuel Grandsir, and Nacer Chadli.
Nice coach Nice coach Patrick Vieira was not happy with the 0: 0 against Angers. First, the field superiority was not rewarded with a victory. On the other hand, the game for Mario Balotelli was again anything but round. However, Vieira once again protects his assailant and, with the help of his followers, asks him to become the top striker he once was.
Nice is seventh in the table after 16 match days. A goal difference of 12:14 is offset by 25 points on the credit side. As you can see, the goal difference is in the negative range. This is the worst value among the top eight teams in the league. Their nevertheless relatively good placement they owe their defense. With only 14 goals, Nice is one of the best defensives after Paris Saint-Germain. This is also confirmed by the last matchdays. In the last six matches, “Le Gym” held zero. In addition, four of the last six matches have been won (Bordeaux, Amiens, Nimes and Lille). In addition, they were successful in the Coupe de la France against AJ Auxerre. Only the last two games ended with a 0-0 draw (Angers and Guingamp). Vieira is expected to forego Myziane Maolida, Yoan Cardinale and Racine Coly.
Monaco vs Nice head to head matches
16.01.18 L1 Monaco Nice 2 : 2
09.01.18 COU Nice Monaco 1 : 2
09.09.17 L1 Nice Monaco 4 : 0
04.02.17 L1 Monaco Nice 3 : 0
21.09.16 L1 Nice Monaco 4 : 0