Monaco let opponents control the game last week, and in the end they easily won all points, thanks to the skills of attacking players (Lille – Monaco 0-4).
Their attacking actions were incredibly efficient, and even newly arrived striker Jovetic found the net for the first time this season. Monaco scored 3 goals per game so far, same as PSG, and up until now there are no signs of missing striker Mbappe (at PSG now).
In defense Monaco are pretty solid, at least for Ligue 1 standards, as when it comes to Champions League they have difficulties coping with that rhythm (lost 3-0 against Porto in the midweek).
Montpellier made an excellent game last week against PSG and won an important point. Of course PSG controlled the game in a very aggressive manner, but Montpellier defended with confidence and even had the power to create a few scoring chances.
Things are looking good at Montpellier, they can easily adapt to opponents’ playing style, and successfully switch from attacking to defensive tactics, regardless if they are favorites or underdogs.
Montpellier are still missing forward Sio.
Monaco may be a bit demoralized after the defeat in Champions League, but a bet against them is simply too dangerous, taking in consideration their attacking strength.
Monaco: Subasic, Benaglio – Glik, Jemerson, Raggi, Sidibé, Touré – Fabinho, Lemar, Mboula, Meité, Moutinho, Lopes, Tielemans, Traoré – Baldé, Carrillo, Falcao, Ghezzal, Jovetic.
Montpellier: Pionnier, Lecomte – Aguilar, Congré, Hilton, Mendes, Mukiele, Roussillon – Sambia, Lasne, Skhiri, Dolly, Piriz, Sessegnon – Bérigaud, Mbenza, Camara, Ninga