Monaco vs Nice Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Monaco vs Nice in Ligue 1.
Monaco vs Nice Match Preview
Monaco and Nice have met in the League Cup last week and come face-to-face once again, this time in Ligue 1. With the hosts not really lighting up the league with their performances, this Monaco vs Nice fixture could be a chance for the visitors to get revenge on their acclaimed hosts. Check out our Monaco vs Nice Prediction and betting tips.
Leonardo Jardim’s defending Champions Monaco have been struggling to be consistent this season. They are second in the table after 20 games (42pts, W13, D3, L4) and are in a three-way battle with Lyon and Marseille for the spots from second to four. That speaks volumes about the domination of Paris Saint-Germain, who have a 11-point lead at the top over Monaco. That explains why Monaco is sweating it out to remain in the second position. If they dish out the same performance as they did against Nice in the League Cup or from the 0-0 draw away to Montpellier during the last weekend, things could get difficult for Monaco. There is never a doubt about their ability up front, but their defense continues to remain vulnerable. Can the hosts pull their act together in this Monaco vs Nice fixture?
Nice are sixth in the table after 20 games (30pts, W9, D3, L8), but they are wary of losing points as it may drag them down into the mid-table melee. In fact, Nice have struggled away from home this season, especially in finding goals. They have scored only seven goals on the road this year in nine games – at an average of less than one! Only three teams have been less prolific than Nice away from home and that should explain their worries. One solace, though, is the fact that they are unbeaten in Ligue 1 in their last six matches (W5, D1). Is that enough to propel them against the hosts in this Monaco vs Nice encounter?
Monaco vs Nice H2H
This has been an interesting fixture in the recent times because neither of the sides was able to win back-to-back games since 2016. Of the last five matches, Monaco have won three, while Nice have won twice.
Monaco vs Nice Team News
Monaco will miss Jemerson, who endured a thigh injury last weekend. Radamel Falcao is set to return for the hosts who will not have Adama Traore and Youri Tielemans for this fixture.
Nice missed Nampalys Mendy during the weekend and that should once again be the case for this fixture. Also missing would be Mickael Le Bihan and Arnaud Lusamba.
Monaco vs Nice Probable Line-ups
Monaco: Subasic, Sidibe, Glik, Raggi, Jorge, Fabinho, Moutinho, Diakhaby, Lemar, Keita, Falcao.
Nice: Benitez, Jallet, Dante, Sarr, Marchand, Seri, Tameze, Cyprien, Saint-Maximin, Balotelli, Lees-Melou.
Monaco vs Nice Prediction
Nice may have problems with finding their scoring shoes away from home, but Monaco have a tendency to be generous at the back. It won’t be a surprise if there are goals in both nets. The return of Falcao should be a good shot in the arm for the hosts who may just edge out their visitors, for the second time in succession.