Monaco made a good game last week away at PSG, and although opponents created more scoring opportunities, Monaco fully deserved to get a point (finished 1-1).
They aren’t always up against players like Cavani, so Monaco seemed a bit more vulnerable than usual in defense.
In the attacking phase they made their usual game, with lightning actions carried mostly down the flanks by wingers Silva and Lemar. Silva even managed to find the equalizer in extra time.
Now that the game against PSG is history, there are pretty good chances that Monaco will again start scoring at least 3 goals per game.
They struggled a bit in the midweek cup game against 3rd division side Chambly. They took the game too lightly, especially after scoring 3 goals in the first 50 minutes. They won only in extra time (5-4), but at least they used a mixed squad and preserved energy.
Monaco welcome back winger Dirar.
Nice struggled so far in 2017, but everything changed last round when midfielder Seri returned from African Cup of Nations.
He was extremely active, delivered many key passes and even managed to find the net (Nice won 3-1 against Guingamp).
Unfortunately there wasn’t much improvement in the defensive phase, and opponents easily managed to apply pressure and reach Nice’s penalty box.
Nice are softer in comparison to the first part of the season, and in this rhythm they will be lucky to catch a Champions League position at the end of the season.
Good news for Nice as they welcome back key midfielder Belhanda.
Nice may not be that impressive lately, but they still have players like Seri, Balotelli or Plea who can find the net when you least expect it. On the other hand, judging by how Nice performed recently in defense, Monaco can easily score a few goals. An action packed derby. over 3 goals at 2.07
See all the Ligue 1 Betting Tips for this round
Monaco: Subasic, De Sanctis, SY – A. Diallo, Glik, Jemerson, Mendy, Sidibé, Touré – Bakayoko, Dirar, Fabinho, Moutinho, Boschilia, Lemar, N’Doram, Silva – Falcao, Germain, Germain, Mbappé.
Nice: Cardinale, Benitez – Souquet, Baysse, Burner, Le Marchand, Dalbert, Dante, Sarr – Seri, Walter, Cyprien, Koziello, Eysseric, Belhanda – Balotelli, Plea, Donis