AS Monaco vs Nice Preview

AS Monaco vs Nice

Competition – France Ligue 1

Stadium – Stade Louis II

Date: 16th January 2018

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

These two sides met in the league cup just a few days back and they face each other in the league here again.

AS Monaco emerged as victors in that cup game but they could be in for a shocker here.

Monaco drew at the weekend against Montpelier and that is far from an ideal preparation against this Mario Balotelli inspired Nice side.

They are currently 2nd in the league table and with Lyon and Marseille very close to them, they will be looking to get all 3 points here.

They are one of the best attacking sides in Europe but their defence is not as solid, and Nice know that.

Monaco have scored an average of 2.8 goals per home game this season.

Monaco have 3 wins and 2 losses in their last 5 meetings.

Nice also have their own defensive problems and their attack have struggled away from home at times this season.

AS Monaco’s attacking play means they always leave space behind the back and Nice should be able to exploit some of that.

At the back, Nice have found it increasingly hard to avoid conceding goals this season as they have only kept one clean sheet all season.

This game is poised to be very open at both ends as Nice have been conceding with almost any attack they face and AS Monaco are scoring freely and struggling at the back.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

AS Monaco

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Nice 1-2 AS Monaco 9 Jan, 2018 French Coupe de la Ligue
W Yzeure 2-5 AS Monaco 6 Jan, 2018 French Coupe de France
W AS Monaco 2-1 Stade Rennes 20 Dec, 2017 French Ligue 1
W St Etienne 0-4 AS Monaco 15 Dec, 2017 French Ligue 1
W AS Monaco 2-0 Caen 12 Dec, 2017 French Coupe de la Ligue

Nice

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Nice 1-2 AS Monaco 9 Jan, 2018 French Coupe de la Ligue
L Toulouse 1-0 Nice 6 Jan, 2018 French Coupe de France
D Lille 1-1 Nice 20 Dec, 2017 French Ligue 1
W Nice 1-0 Bordeaux 17 Dec, 2017 French Ligue 1
W Lille 1-1 Nice 13 Dec, 2017 French Coupe de la Ligue


H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Nice 1-2 AS Monaco 9 Jan, 2018 French Coupe de la Ligue
Nice 4-0 AS Monaco 9 Sep, 2017 French Ligue 1
AS Monaco 3-0 Nice 4 Feb, 2017 French Ligue 1
Nice 4-0 AS Monaco 21 Sep, 2016 French Ligue 1
AS Monaco 1-0 Nice 6 Feb, 2016 French Ligue 1

Other fixtures taking place this week in France Ligue 1:

France Ligue 1 Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Paris Saint-Germain 26 22 2 2 81 19 +62 68
2 Monaco 27 17 6 4 67 29 +38 57
3 Olympique de Marseille 26 16 7 3 56 29 +27 55
4 Olympique Lyonnais 26 14 7 5 56 32 +24 49
5 Montpellier Hérault SC 27 9 12 6 24 21 +3 39
6 Nantes 27 11 6 10 27 28 -1 39
7 Stade Rennais FC 27 11 5 11 34 35 -1 38
8 Girondins de Bordeaux 26 10 5 11 32 35 -3 35
9 OGC Nice 26 10 5 11 32 38 -6 35
10 Guingamp 27 9 8 10 28 35 -7 35
11 Dijon 27 10 5 12 38 52 -14 35
12 Saint-Étienne 26 9 6 11 27 40 -13 33
13 Caen 27 9 5 13 20 32 -12 32
14 Strasbourg 27 8 7 12 32 47 -15 31
15 Amiens SC 27 8 5 14 23 30 -7 29
16 Toulouse 27 7 7 13 25 36 -11 28
17 Angers SCO 27 6 10 11 29 40 -11 28
18 ESTAC 27 8 4 15 24 36 -12 28
19 LOSC Lille Métropole 27 7 6 14 26 43 -17 27
20 Metz 27 5 4 18 25 49 -24 19

France Ligue 1 Results

February 24, 2018
Guingamp 2 - 2 Metz
LOSC Lille Métropole 1 - 2 Angers SCO
Nantes 0 - 1 Amiens SC
Stade Rennais FC 2 - 0 ESTAC
Dijon 2 - 0 Caen
Toulouse 3 - 3 Monaco
February 23, 2018
Strasbourg 0 - 0 Montpellier Hérault SC
February 20, 2018
ESTAC 0 - 0 Dijon
February 18, 2018
Olympique de Marseille 1 - 0 Girondins de Bordeaux
LOSC Lille Métropole 2 - 2 Olympique Lyonnais
OGC Nice 1 - 1 Nantes
February 17, 2018
Angers SCO 0 - 1 Saint-Étienne
Caen 2 - 2 Stade Rennais FC
Amiens SC 0 - 0 Toulouse
Montpellier Hérault SC 1 - 1 Guingamp
ESTAC 1 - 0 Metz
Paris Saint-Germain 5 - 2 Strasbourg
February 16, 2018
Monaco 4 - 0 Dijon

Check Also

Sevilla FC vs Atletico Madrid Preview

  Sevilla are a tough side to play at home as Manchester United found out ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Live Scores Powered by Maç Sonuçları