AS Monaco 6-2-3, Nimes Olympique 3-2-6
11/29/20 9 am
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AS Monaco is hosting Nimes Olympique at Stade Louis II in round 12 in the French Ligue 1.
Monaco is on a 3-game winning streak during which they scored 9 goals while conceding 3 goals, and their latest win was a massive confidence boost. Monaco was hosting PSG last weekend in Ligue 1, and they were the better team with 52% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and a solid 85% of the correct passes. Monaco was losing 0-2 at halftime, but they came out determined in the second half, and with 2 goals in 20 minutes, Monaco has tied the score. In the 83rd minute, PSG conceded a red card, and Monaco was awarded a penalty kick which Fabregas turned into a goal. Monaco has won this match 3-2. With 20 points, Monaco is in 6th place, and they have been one of the best offensive teams in the league so far with 20 scored goals. Their defense still needs work, but coach Kovac is doing a solid job, and it’s only a matter of time before they improve. Ben Yedder has scored 6 goals for Monaco so far, while Volland added 4 goals and 2 assists. Lecomte and Sidibe are injured, while Golovin is still questionable. Monaco is still inconsistent, but they are getting there, and the top of Ligue 1 is not far, and I see Monaco in the title race this season.
After 4 losses in a row, Nimes has beaten Reims on the road last weekend. Reims has had only 29% of ball possession, but 5 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, 1 big chance created, and only 64% of the correct passes. With a penalty kick in the 62nd minute, Nimes has won this match 0-1. Nimes has scored only 11 goals so far this season, and they are one of the weakest offensive teams in the league this season. Defensively, Nimes has been shaky at best, and they have conceded 19 goals. Depres, Valerio, Aribi, and Briancon are all injured, while Meling is still questionable for this game. Ferhat has scored 3 goals for Nimes so far this season, while Kone and Ripart added 2 goals each. Ferhat also has 3 assists. After being lucky enough to escape the relegation zone last season, Nimes is not doing any better this season. Nimes lacks quality, depth, and their game style is nonexistent, and I think Nimes will need a lot of luck this season as well to stay in Ligue 1.
Monaco has never lost to Nimes at home, but they have won only 1 of their last 4 home games against Nimes. After beating PSG last week, Monaco is filled with confidence, while Nimes is in terrible form. I’m taking Monaco at home, that is the only choice here.