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

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