Monaco vs Young Boys
|Date & Time||Tuesday July 28, 2015, 2:15 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Young Boys 14/5 Draw 23/10 Monaco 1/1
Monaco picked up a tricky tie in the qualifying rounds for the Champions League having to travel to Switzerland to take on Young Boys on Tuesday night. Young Boys picked up an interesting free transfer in the summer with Sulijmani the former Ajax starlet who struggled at Benfica joining the side. Young Boys will have their work cut out though on Tuesday against one of the best defensive teams in Europe who have added some attacking power to their starting line up in the form of former Milan striker El Sharawaay.
Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim has done well in the summer to hold onto star man Martial who is going to be the key figure up front this season after Dimitar Berbatov left the club in the summer. Martial now has the burdon of expectation on his young shoulders but he handled the pressure well last season and I think he will do likewise this season. Monaco did lose Kondogbia to Inter Milan in the off season as well but with Mouthino and Silva in the middle this loss shouldnt be overwhelming. Joining from Milan is the youngster El Sharawaay who's star looked set to rocket two years ago but he really struggled last season and this move is one looking for a spark to reignite his career.
I think Monaco are the stronger side here but I am wary of taking away teams in the Champions League, at even's though this does look like one of those rare occasions when taking the away side is the right call. So I'm taking Monaco on a min bet to get the win against a tough Young Boys team.