AS Monaco 2-1-1, Strasbourg 1-0-3
9/27/20 9 am
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AS Monaco is welcoming Strasbourg to Stade Louis II in round 5 in the French Ligue 1.
Monaco is doing well so far in Ligue 1, and they are in 6th place in the standings with 7 points, 6 scored goals, and 5 conceded goals. Monaco has scored at least 1 goal in all of their games in Ligue 1 this season, but they also conceded a goal in 3 of their last 4 games. In their latest Ligue 1 games against Rennais on the road, Monaco has had 42% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 10 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a solid 81% of the correct passes. Monaco got ahead in the 28th minute, but they weren’t as good in the second half, and Rennais was pressuring them a lot. Monaco has conceded 2 goals in the second half, in the 81st minute, and in the 91st minute. Monaco ended up losing this match 2-1. Badiashile has scored 2 goals for Monaco so far this season, while Diop, Ben Yedder, Disasi, and Geubbels each added 1 goal. Golovin, Tchouameni, and Onyekuru each added 1 assist. Golovin and Pele are both injured. I think Monaco is a good team, and I see them close to the top of Ligue 1, maybe even the very top.
Strasbourg has finally won their first game of the new season, after 4 straight losses. With 3 points, only 2 scored goals, and 7 conceded goals in 4 games, Strasbourg is in 18th place in the standings. In their latest Ligue 1 match against Dijon at home, Strasbourg was the better team with 57% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and a solid 84% of the correct passes. With a goal in the 80th minute, Strasbourg has won this match 1-0. Mitrovic and Chahiri have each scored 1 goal for Strasbourg so far this season, while Lienard added 1 assist. Sels, Mothiba, and Kone are all injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this game. Strasbourg was not great offensively last season, but their defense on the other hand was fantastic with only 32 conceded goals in 27 games. Strasbourg ended last season in 11th place. So far, this season is not going well for Strasbourg, and I don’t think they will the season as good as the last one, but Strasbourg certainly has the quality to stay outside the relegation zone.
I’m not sure why Monaco is not a bigger favorite here, but they are a far better team than Strasbourg. Monaco has lost 2 straight home games against Strasbourg, but they haven’t lost any of their last 5 home games. Monaco is the better team here, and despite losing their latest game, Monaco is in better form. I’m sticking with Monaco at home.