Monaco vs Bastia 03/13/2015 Ligue 1 Preview, Odds and Prediction
Bastia vs Monaco
Friday 13th March 2015 19:30(GMT)
The Line: Monaco Draw Bastia See the Latest Odds
TV: Bt Sport;Bein sport
Monaco host Bastia in Ligue 1's Friday night action, Monaco will have one eye on their massive game with Arsenal this coming Tuesday as they look to advance to the last eight of the Champions League. Monaco have a quality team led by a brilliant defence. With the best defence in the league Monaco have turned their season around and have gone from tenth to fourth in the league table and with a game in hand they have a chance of catching Marseille and maybe PSG. Up front Martial, Mouthino and Berbatov will forge the way and Monaco will be looking to continue their strong league form.
Bastia are the form team in the league right now though and the January addition of Sio has proved to be inspired as he has notched three goals in five games. The on loan striker from Basel has been excellent since arriving in Bastia. Bastia have won four of five and will come into this game full of confidence. Bastia already have put in a great performance in Monaco drawing 0-0 and winning on penalties in the Cup.
This one could be a war of attrition. Monaco look to me to be the better team on paper but I dont think there is any value in taking them at 1/2 as it represents poor value. Bastia have looked very solid in recent weeks and in Sio they have a genuine threat up front. I am going to take both teams to score here, something I rarely do in Monaco games but I think that with a big game on Tuesday night one could forgive Monaco for being a little distracted. The away team at a big price may be worth a small bet here but given Monaco's strong resolve I think they wont lose this one but might just end up with a 1-1 draw.