Nantes vs Monaco predictions for Wednesday’s Ligue 1 fixture at Stade de la Beaujoire. Can the visitors bounce back after Sunday’s defeat against league leaders PSG? Continue reading below to see our tips for this match.
Nantes vs Monaco:Both Teams To Score
Nantes Double Chance
Nantes vs Monaco:Draw 2-2
Reason For Nantes vs Monaco Betting Tips
After what turned out to be a disappointing night in the Champions League, where RB Leipzig handed out a 4-1 battering, Monaco would’ve been hoping to take something from their match against PSG on Sunday. However, despite recording a less embarrassing score-line, the principality side were unable to avoid defeat, as they went down 2-1, a score-line that, in truth, flattered them a bit. Nantes were also unsuccessful at the weekend, as they lost 2-1 away to Rennes, despite levelling with less than 20 minutes to go. That defeat was a fourth in five games for Claudio Ranieri’s men.
The hosts aren’t in great form right now, but they’ve fared well at home of late, and they might just fancy themselves against a Monaco side who’ve dropped off the pace in Ligue 1. Since losing out narrowly to Marseille in their first home match of the season, Nantes are unbeaten at Stade de la Beaujoire. Defensively, they’ve hardly performed amazingly, but they’ve been consistent in attack, and have always seemed to score enough goals to get the right result in front of a home crowd.
The two bets that stand out ahead of this fixture are ‘Both Teams to Score’ and ‘Nantes Win/Draw Double Chance’. As good as Monaco can be going forward, they can absolutely be got at. Considering the scoring form of Nantes on their own patch, Ranieri’s men ought to back themselves to get forward and cause the visitors plenty of problems in this fixture.
Since failing to find the net against both Marseille and Lyon – two teams that both possess very strong defensive records – in their opening two home matches, Nantes have scored in each of their last four on home soil, notching a total of six goals. In scoring twice in each of their last two home matches, Ranieri’s side have shown that they’re more than capable going forward, especially on the break. Against a Monaco side who will inevitably leave space in behind, the hosts can thrive. However, Nantes aren’t particularly astute at the back. The hosts have conceded at least once in each of their last three at home (in all competitions), while they’re now without a clean sheet in eight matches overall. Keeping this in mind, alongside the fact that Monaco have scored in all but one of their seven away matches this season, for all Nantes are fancied to do well going forward, they’re unlikely to keep the visitors at bay for 90 minutes.
Even though much of their title-winning side was decimated in the summer, Monaco are still a team capable of scoring goals, as their total of 36 goals in just 14 Ligue 1 matches this season shows. However, as we’ve seen in recent weeks, this is a team who’re far more beatable than before. Jardim’s side are still strong, though, the fact that they will be without two of their better attacking players in Lemar and Jovetic for this match certainly weakens their threat. What’s more, the visitors haven’t had things all their own way on the road of late, as they’ve won just one of their last four in all competitions.
Amiens proved that points can be taken off this Monaco side just a few weeks ago, and a Nantes side who’ve been playing well at home are fancied to get a positive result on this occasion.
As of late, Nantes have battled in this fixture. Monaco have won four of the last five renewals, while Nantes are without a win amid that time. At the point when these teams last met, Monaco won by four goals to nil.
Nantes versus Monaco Stats
This pair have failed to score in only 23% of their particular home and away matches joined in Ligue 1 this season.
Nantes Team News
Nantes will be without the administrations of both Kalifa Coulibaly and Rene Krhin for this match. Icelandic striker Kolbeinn Sigthorsson is also an uncertainty.
Monaco Team News
The guests have various worries ahead of this match. Thomas Lemar, Stefan Jovetic, Loic Badiashile and Adama Traore are all far-fetched to feature.