The central match of the 21st round of the French Ligue 1 will be a clash between Monaco and Nice. The future opponents have already played against each other very recently, only in Coupe de la Ligue and the Monegasques celebrated victory then with a score of 2:1. The Red-and-Whites are approaching the upcoming game as the clear favorites of the encounter and it is hard to disagree with the set action line.
After 20 rounds in the championship of France Monaco managed to gain 42 points in the asset, the Monegasques are situated on the second position in the peloton, Lyon and Marseille have one point less, but the Monegasques have one game in reserve. Monaco couldn’t defeat Montpellier in the previous round of the French championship, the loss of points may cost the Red-and-Whites the second place. Jardim’s team has had ten matches at their home ground within the French championship, in which they got eight victories with one draw and one defeat, 28 goals scored and nine conceded.
After a terrible start of the season, Nice managed to rise to the sixth position in the peloton by the end of the first half, which may actually become the Eurocup one, but the thing is the Eagles themselves wouldn’t mind getting into the top-three, but to do so they need to spend the second half on the highest level, recoup a 12-point handicap, which doesn’t seem possible.
Even despite squad losses Monaco are stronger than Nice and that has been proven very recently in the Coupe de la Ligue match. The Red-and-Whites play great at Louis II, while Nice have mediocre away statistics. A bet on the hosts in this couple is an obvious choice.
Prediction for the match: Monaco to win