FC Nantes vs. AS Monaco 1/31/21 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

FC Nantes vs. AS Monaco 1/31/21 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

FC Nantes 3-9-9, AS Monaco 12-3-6

1/31/21 3 pm

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FC Nantes is welcoming AS Monaco to Stade de la Beaujoire in round 22 in the French Ligue 1.

Nantes is in terrible, terrible form, and they haven’t won any of their last 12 games. Nantes’ last win was against Lorient back in early November. During their 12-game slump, Nantes has conceded at least 1 goal in 11 games, 21 goals in total, while scoring only 9 goals. Nantes is in 17th place with 18 points, which is just outside the relegation zone, and they have scored 20 goals while conceding 34 goals in 21 games so far. Blas is the leading goalscorer for Nantes with 5 goals, while Louza has added 4 goals. Limbombe and Augustin are the only two injured players for Nantes. Nantes was playing against Metz on the road last weekend, and they have had 57% of ball possession, 0 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 84% of the correct passes. Nantes’ defense was bad once again, and they ended up losing this game 2-0. Nantes is outside the relegation zone for now, and the good news for them is that the other teams in the relegation zone are equally bad or worse, but Nantes has to improve fast if they want to stay in Ligue 1 next season as well.

Monaco has been on fire as of late, and they haven’t lost in their last 6 games while winning 5 of said 6 games. During this streak, Monaco has scored 17 goals while conceding 7 goals, and they were able to keep 2 clean sheets. Thanks to this fantastic streak, Monaco has climbed the standings to 4th place, and they have 39 points. Offensively, Monaco is one of the best teams in the league with 42 scored goals, but their defense has been anything but consistent, and Monaco has conceded 30 goals in 21 games. Volland is the leading goalscorer for Monaco with 10 goals, while Ben Yedder added 9 goals and 4 assists. Martins is injured, Aguilar is suspended because of the yellow cards, while Fabregas and Luis are both still questionable for this game. Monaco was playing a derby game against Marseille last weekend, and they were the better team with 53% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 73% of the correct passes. Monaco was losing at halftime, but with a great game in the second half, Monaco has won this game 3-1. Monaco is in the hunt for that Champions League spot, and they are 6 points away, and if they keep playing this well, they just might get there.

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Monaco was decent on the road so far this season, while Nantes hasn’t won in their last 12 games. The trends are on Monaco’s side in this matchup, and seeing how bad Nantes’ form is, I think Monaco will extend their winning streak. I’m taking Monaco for a great price.

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