AS Monaco vs Metz Preview

AS Monaco vs Metz

Competition – French Coupe de France

Stadium – Stade Louis II

Date: 22nd January 2019

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

Just when Monaco fans thought that Thierry Henry has steadied the AS Monaco ship, things began to boomerang again.

The former Arsenal star had achieved some form of stability for the faltering French side but on Saturday, it all came crashing down again as they fell to an embarrassing 5-1 home loss against Strasbourg.

Monaco had to play at least 83 minutes of that game with ten men after Naldo was sent off in the 7th minute, and the visitors took very good advantage of that to heap more misery on them.

Monaco take on Metz who also suffered a defeat at the weekend in this French Cup game looking to bounce back to winning ways.

Metz are arguably the best side in Ligue 2 at the moment.

Despite suffering a 4th loss of the season at the hands of Clermont Foot at the weekend, they are still 5 points ahead of their closest rival at the top of the French second division.

Prior to Sunday’s loss, Metz had been unbeaten in 9 games, winning 8 of those, so this should be yet another tough match for Thierry Henry’s struggling side.

Monaco have found goals hard to come by this season.  They have scored just 19 league goals all season and their fans will be hoping that they can kick-start their season with a win here.

Bookmakers have priced Monaco up as steady odds-on favourites to come out on top in this tie.

Goal markets suggest this will be a low-scoring affair as under 2.5 goals is trading odds-on at present.

This game gets underway at 20:00 BST.

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