On the upcoming Tuesday, Nice will host Monaco at their home ground within the quarterfinals of Coupe de la Ligue. The upcoming game is principal for both teams, as this is the French Cote d’Azur derby. It is also important to note, that last weekend Nice eliminated from the French Cup and nobody cancelled the goal of entering the Eurocups, therefore the Eagles will do everything possible to keep their chances on Europe in the third most important tournament in the French football.
It is very hard to break into Europe via the championship, the fourth position and 11 points, i.e. they need either win in the cups, or hope that the tournaments will be won by the teams from the top-four. Nice are on the sixth position, but the Eagles are pursued by Montpellier, Guingamp and the victory in the league cup is the shortest way to Europe.
After the relegation from the Champion League, Monaco concentrated on domestic tournaments. The Red-and-whites were stronger than Yser in the Cup of France, 5:2, and in the Coupe de la Ligue they got to the quarterfinals and in Ligue 1 they are situated on the second position, having 41 points in the asset, the gap to PSG is nine points, Lyon have the same amount of gained points. Monaco have had nine away matches within the championship of France, in which they got five victories with one draw and three defeats, the goal difference is 18:10.
Nice ended their two last personal encounters with very confident victories, which happened on the Eagles pitch. The Eagles motivation in the upcoming game is at least no less than the Dukes and the elimination from the cup of France should even more push forward Favre’s team.
Prediction for the match: Nice not to lose