Monaco vs Young Boys 08/04/2015 UEFA Champions League Preview, Odds & Predictions
Young Boys vs Monaco
Tuesday 4th August 2015 14:45(ET)
The Line: Monaco 9/25 Draw 15/4 Young Boys 7/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bein Sports
After an impressive second half display in Switzerland Monaco will bring a 3-1 lead back to the Stade Louis II where they will look to squeeze past Young Boys. Monaco have a good squad again this season but they will be looking to compete with the star studded PSG side and really Monaco need their young players to step up to the mark this season. Martial, El Shaarwy and Cirillo will all need to chip in to get the goals needed to fire Monaco to victory's.With experience throughout the side in the form of Mouthino and Carvalho manager Leonardo Jardim will be hoping that his side has the right balance to compete in both the Champions League and Ligue 1, however they must first get through this qualification process to get to the Champions League proper.
Young Boys played well in the first leg holding Monaco scoreless in the first half and creating a number of chances for themselves. With the possession split evenly Monaco did have more of the ball in Young Boys half and were on top for long periods but with regards to clear cut chances Young Boys had the better of it. There is some good young talent in this Swiss side with Sulemanji the former Ajax starlet leading the way they have quality that can unlock defences. Kubo and Hoarau will be the key if Young Boys are to turn this tie around but it is a big ask for them to go to Monaco and win.
It's hard to take Monaco at the price given, I do think that the home side will be defensive here and I dont think that Young Boys are going to break them down and the Stade Louis. While I like this bet it's not one of my favourites for the week but I do think the unders represents some value here and I will be taking the unders. Monaco have one of the best defences in Europe and will really look to hold onto the advantage gained in their first leg victory.