Nice vs Monaco 02/20/2015 Ligue 1 Preview, Odds and Prediction
Monaco vs Nice
Friday 20th February 2015 19:30(GMT)
The Line: Nice 11/5 Draw 2/1 Monaco 7/5 See the Latest Odds
TV: BT Sport; bein Sport
Friday night action from Ligue 1 as Nice host Monaco. Nice have been extremely solid since th return from the winter break. Nice have won three and drawn three of the six league game they have played since the winter break. Nice are not big scorere and they spred the goals scoring burden around the team with Carlos Eduardo the top scorer in the team with seven goals.But Nice's strength is at the back where they havve only conceded two goals in their last six games. They face another solid defence when they take on Monaco on Friday night.
Monaco will have one eye on their Champions League tie with Arsenal on Wednesday but having had last weeekend's game with Montpellier suspended the team will be fresh for this game. Berbatov and Mouthino are the key men for Monaco but young french striker Martial has been becoming more influential as the season has progressed. Monaco will be looking to close the gap on the top teams in the league. WIth Lyon, PSG and Marseille drawing last weekend this gives Monaco a genuine chance to close the gap at the top of the table.
This one looks a really evenly managed game on paper. Nice have been really hard to beat in the last couple of weeks and Monaco themseleves have been very solid defensively. I'm taking the under here as both teams have shown themselves to be excellent defensively. Six of the last nine Nice games have gone under the mark. Seventeen of the last eighteen Monaco games have gone under as well.