AS Monaco vs. FC Nantes 9/13/20 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

AS Monaco vs. FC Nantes 9/13/20 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

AS Monaco 1-1-0, FC Nantes 1-1-0

9/13/20 11 am

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AS Monaco is hosting FC Nantes at Stade Louis II in round 2 in the French Ligue 1.

Monaco is in good form, and they have lost only 1 of their last 6 games. With 4 points from the first 2 games in Ligue 1, Monaco is in 5th place in the standings. In their last Ligue 1 match against Metz on the road, Monaco has had 46% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, 0 big chances created, and 75% of the correct passes. Monaco got ahead in the 22nd minute, but they conceded a red card in the 46th minute, unfairly I might add, but Monaco was able to defend for the rest of the game, and in the end, Monaco has won this match 0-1. Badiashile has scored 2 goals for Monaco so far, while Disasi added 1 goal. Tchouameni and Golovin have each added 1 assist. Pele and Golovin are both injured, while Fofana is suspended because of the red card. Monaco is a good team, and even though the season has just started, I see Monaco fighting for one of the top three spots in Ligue 1. With the new coach and a few reinforcements added to Monaco in the preseason, I see Monaco as the biggest threat to PSG this season.

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Nantes is also in a good form, and they haven’t lost any of their last 5 games. Nantes has started the new Ligue 1 season positively with 1 draw and 1 win. In their last game against Nimes at home, Nantes has had only 33% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 4 big chances, and low 63% of the correct passes. Even though Nantes was the weaker team in this match, they scored 2 goals in the first half. In the second half, Nantes has conceded 2 red cards, but despite that, Nantes was able to defend well, and in the end, Nantes has won this match 2-1. Louza and Andrei have each scored 1 goal for Nantes so far this season, while Coco has 1 assist. Limbombe and Coco are both injured, while Fabio and Louza are suspended because of the red cards. Nantes is in 7th place in the standings with 4 points, 2 scored goals, and 1 conceded goal. Nantes has stayed away from the relegation zone last season, in 13th place with 37 points, but even if the season wasn’t canceled, I don’t think Nantes would have had any problems in securing their Ligue 1 status. Despite starting the season well, I don’t see Nantes getting anywhere close to the Europa League this season, and they will end the season somewhere in the middle of the table.

The trends are on Monaco’s side in this matchup, and Nantes hasn’t won any of their last 4 games against Monaco. When playing at home, Monaco has not lost to Nantes in their last 6 games. Both teams are in good form, but Monaco is the better team here, while Nantes is missing some important players. I will stick with Monaco.

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