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.

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.

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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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