Monaco vs Nantes 01/17/2015 Ligue 1 Preview,Odds and Prediction
Nantes vs Monaco
Saturday 17th January 2015 19:00(GMT)
The Line: Monaco 3/5 Draw 13/5 Nantes 13/2 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bt Sport ; Bein Sport
Monaco look to close the gap on the top four as they host Nantes in a tough home game. Nantes have proven to be a tough team to beat all season with just five losses on the year and only three away from home. Nantes have also only conceded nine goals in nine away games and have the second best defensive record in the league this season. Nantes look to the young french midfielder Veretout for goals as he leads the team with six goald this season. Overall this looks like a tough ask for Nantes as they face one of the most in form teams in the league.
Monaco have won seven of their last eight without conceding a single goal. Monaco were in deep trouble a couple of months ago but have turned it right around and are now looking to close the gap between themselves and the Champions League spots. With their defence in terrific form it hasnt taken much for Monaco to win games, a solitary goal has been enough in most cases. Dimitar Berbatov has filled the void left by the departure of Falcao and the former Manchester United striker has been excellent in Monaco's recent run of seven wins in eight. With Mouthino and Silva also pulling the strings in midfield this is a Monaco team that is coming into great form at the right time.
This one looks like a battle of defences. I am going to take the unders. I cant see Nantes getting past Monacos defence and I think that Monaco are going to have trouble getting past Nantes as well. Taking the unders here in a game that should be an intriguing tactical battle.