Caen were very courageous last week away at Nice, and they were 2-0 up after less than an hour. Unfortunately the loose defense was once again a major setback, and in the end they had to settle with a draw (finished 2-2).
Winger Rodelin scored in the previous 3 rounds, and was once again extremely active. Winger Karamoh and forward Santini also made an impressive game and scored a goal each. From an offensive point of view Caen are doing really well, but even when they use 5 defenders, Caen are still very vulnerable in defense.
Hosts welcome back midfielder Makengo after injury. On the other hand they will miss midfielders Delaplace, Malbranque, Diomande, Bazile and Dabo.
This is an excellent moment for Monaco who managed to qualify to the next stage of Champions League, and also have 3 points advantage over second placed PSG.
Monaco’s biggest strength is undoubtedly the efficiency in the attacking phase. They put 6 past Manchester City (on aggregate), and it’s almost impossible for any Ligue 1 side to cope with such power.
The schedule is pretty tight for Monaco (involved in Coupe de la Ligue, Coupe de France and Champions League) and we shouldn’t be surprised if coach Jardim will rotate a bit. But with players like Moutinho, Dirar or Germain on the bench there is no reason to worry.
Guests will once again miss forward Falcao and fullback Raggi.
Caen are in good offensive form and Monaco is a goal scoring machine. Bookies did their best to adjust the odds, but there is still value on goals. OVER 3 GOALS at 2.21
See all the Ligue 1 Betting Tips for this round
Caen: Dreyer, Vercoutre – Adéoti, Da Silva, Yahia, Guilbert, Imorou, Ben Youssef, Genevois, Bessat – Seube, Leborgne, Makengo, Féret – Santini, Rodelin, Karamoh, Louis.
Monaco: Subasic, De Sanctis, Badiashile – Ab.Diallo, Glik, Jemerson, Jorge, Ben.Mendy, Alm.Touré – Bakayoko, Dirar, Fabinho, Lemar, Moutinho, K.N’Doram, Ber.Silva – Cardona, Germain, Mbappé