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Monaco vs Nice Prediction & Betting tips
In France, one game is chasing the next. On Tuesday (16.01.) Is the fourth game after the short winter break for the teams of Ligue 1 on. The undisputed top match of the twenty-first game day in the highest French league is held in the Principality between AS Monaco and OGC Nice. Even if it will probably not be about the championship this year, we are expecting a highly attractive game. After all, both are among the strongest teams in the Ligue 1. While the launch of the Monegasque in the new year may largely be described as successful, it will not be in the mood of Lucien Favre and his team to be the best. Because after two defeats in the two cup competitions, the big liberation hit remained in the league despite a threesome last Saturday. It is doubtful that they can now beat Monaco and therefore the betting base recommends a tip to the hosts. Corresponding bets are offered by bookmakers at odds of 1.80.
As in the last season, AS Monaco is the best Ligue 1 has to offer. The fact that the reigning French champions repeat the feat of last season, but seems almost impossible due to the current table situation. The gap to Paris Saint Germain is already eleven points. Therefore, coach Leonardo Jardim and his team should put the focus on second place, which would guarantee at least the direct qualification for the Champions League. Currently the Monegas are on a good way. Because with a 13-3-4 balance, a goal difference of 46:19 and forty-two points, Monaco is in second place. However, the AS must defend both Olympique Lyon and Olympique Marseille, both of which have positioned themselves in direct strike distance.
The current form is true, even if it was only a goalless draw at HSC Montpellier last weekend. Previously, Monaco won in the New Year but already the 1/32 finale in the Coupe de France against Moulins-Yzeure (5: 2) and the quarter-finals in the Coupe de la Ligue against OGC Nice (2: 1). Even before the turn of the year Monegas were successful in the last four games, but it should be noted that Angers (1: 0), Troyes (3: 2), Saint Etienne (4: 0) and Stade Rennes (2: 1) are located in the lower half of the table.
The OGC Nice was in the last season long in the race for the championship, but ultimately had to settle for third place. However, Lucien Favre’s team has not been able to build on their top performances from last season. In particular, the start of the season went so wrong, which is clearly reflected in the table despite the last good and constant performances. Because there is Nice with a 9-3-8 balance, a goal difference of 25:29 and thirty points only in sixth place. The gap to the upcoming opponent is already twelve points and on the top of the table already twenty points. The issued minimum goal is the fourth place, which would nevertheless entitle to participate in the qualification for the Europa League. However, the way is far, especially since Nice is still represented in the Europa League and has to keep up with the forces.
The shape of the boys from Nice is mixed. On the one hand, the start to the new year with two defeats in the 1/32 finale of the Coupe de France against Toulouse FC (0: 1) and in the quarter-final of the Coupe de la Ligue against AS Monaco (1: 2) failed, but on the other hand succeeded at least the debut in the league everyday life. Three days ago, the Favre-Elf beat SC Amiens, one of the basement children of Ligue 1, narrowly deserving of a 1-0 win. Thus, OGC seamlessly connected to the performance before the turn of the year, as Metz (3: 1), Nantes (2: 1), Bordeaux (1-0) were beaten and you could wrestle Lille a 1-1 draw.
Monaco vs Nice head to head matches
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
06.02.16 L1 Monaco Nice 1 : 0