Monaco vs Reims 03/11/2016 Ligue 1 Preview, Odds and Predictions
Reims vs Monaco
Friday 11th March 2016 14:45(ET)
The Line: Monaco 7/10 Draw 11/4 Reims 9/2 See the Latest Odds
TV: BT Sport
An interesting match up on Friday night will see second placed Monaco host relegation battleing Reims at the Stade louis II. Monaco have recovered from a poor start to the season to establish themselves at second in the table and have a five point gap on third. Monaco sold their top young prospect Anthony Martial to Manchester United at the start of the season and they definitely took some time to recover from that loss. Bernardo Silva, Mouthino and Carilla and lemar have managed to fill the creativity gap but the goals have been tough to replace. Top scorer for Monaco is Lamar and Bernard both with five goals, it's tough to see how Monaco have managed to be so successful this season as their struggles to score goals have been very real. Obviously though their defence, led by former Chelsea defender Carvalho has been the rock that their success has been built onl
Reims have lost nine of their last twelve and that type of form will see them relegated if they continue down this path. This game is a tough one for Reims as they travel to Monaco to take on the second placed side. Reims struggles this year have been on both ends of the ball, Reims have conceded the fourth most goals in the league and have scored the fourth least. That sort of combination is normally a disaster and we could see Reims be relegated if they continue down this path. Former liverpool striker Ngog will take the game to Monaco along with Bifouma, it's tough to see how Reims can win here but they may just set up not to concede. With nine points between them and the relgation places Reims should just about have enough to survive this season.
Not much value here but I am going to take Monaco to get a home win, both teams are strugglng for form but i believe Monaco's greater strength in depth and quality individuals should be enough to get a win here.