Monaco vs Bordeaux Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Monaco vs Bordeaux in Ligue 1.
Monaco vs Bordeaux Match Preview
With the Ligue 1 title all but settled in favour of Paris Saint Germain, the race for the second is still on. Monaco will look to settle the matter in their favour when they take on Bordeaux in a league encounter. This Monaco vs Bordeaux fixture will be played at Stade Louis II on Friday, March 2, so check out our Monaco vs Bordeaux prediction and betting tips.
The hosts had a blip in their race to the second when they drew against Toulouse. However, Monaco still have their destiny in their own hands as they start this Monaco vs Bordeaux match second in the standings after 27 games (57 pts, W17, D6, L4). That is a good 14 points behind PSG at the top of the table, which looks a distant dream for the hosts. The race for the second spot is showing signs of going down the wire with Monaco ahead of Marseille by only a couple of points. All said, they come into this game on the back of an unbeaten 12 match streak (W8, D4) with their last league loss coming in November 2017 – a 1-0 loss at Nantes. At home, their only loss in 14 games was against PSG (W11, D2) and have won six of their last seven home games. Can they continue that run?
They are up against a side that looks to have turned the tide around in the previous rounds. Bordeaux may have picked just one point (D1, L1) in their last two games leading into this Monaco vs Bordeaux game, which broke their four-match winning streak. That momentum has propelled the visitors into the top ten and they are currently eighth in the league after 27 games (36 pts, W10, D6, L11). Interestingly, teams from fifth to 11th are separated by a mere four points. Bordeaux are just three points behind Montpellier in fifth while staying ahead of Dijon in 11th place by a single point. So, the visitors have a lot riding on this game and would do well with a win in the game.
Monaco vs Bordeaux H2H
There isn’t much to differentiate these sides in their previous 36 encounters, although Bordeaux have an edge with 16 wins, ten draws, and ten losses.
Monaco vs Bordeaux Team News
Monaco will be without the services of Radamel Falcao, Adama Traore, and Diego Benaglio – with all three out injured.
For Bordeaux, Olivier Verdon and Alexandre Mendy are both injured while Malcom is suspended for this fixture.
Monaco vs Bordeaux Probable Line-ups
Monaco: Cech (GK), Bellerin, Koscielny, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Elneny, Wilshere, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang, Ozil.
Bordeaux: Ederson (GK), Walker, Stones, Laporte, Delph, Bruyne, Gundogan, D. Silva, B. Silva, Aguero, Jesus.
Monaco vs Bordeaux betting tip
Falcao to score
Both sides have a lot riding on this match as Monaco need a win to stay clear of the chasing party in the race to second while Bordeaux can give wings to their season with a win that would put pressure on the Montpellier in fifth. This could be an interesting game with goals from either side and we are looking at the league’s third top-scorer Radamel Falcao to find the back of the net. The hosts should win the game, if you are looking to pick a winner.