AS Monaco 13-3-6, OGC Nice 7-5-9
2/3/21 3 pm
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AS Monaco is welcoming OGC Nice to Stade Louis II in round 23 in the French Ligue 1.
Monaco is on an absolutely fantastic run with 5 wins in a row, while winning 6 of their last 7 games, and staying undefeated for 7 games in a row. During their last 5 games, Monaco has scored impressive 16 goals while conceding 6 goals. Monaco was even able to keep one clean sheet in those 5 games. Thanks to this fantastic run, Monaco is now in 4th place with 42 goals, 44 scored goals, and 31 conceded goals, and they are only 3 points away from the Champions League spot. Monaco was playing against Nantes on the road in their last game, and they were the dominant team with a massive 69% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and a solid 85% of the correct passes. With one scored goal in each half, Monaco has won this game 1-2. Volland has been in great form in Ligue 1, and he has scored 11 goals so far, while Ben Yedder added 9 goals and 4 assists. Martins is injured, Aguilar is suspended because of the yellow cards, while Fabregas is still questionable for this game. It took some time for Monaco to get used to coach Kovac, but now that they did, Monaco looks great, and I hope they stay that way.
Nice is struggling massively, and they have won only 2 of their last 16 games. Nice has had a decent start of the season, and that is why they are outside the relegation zone, in 13th place with 26 points, 23 scored goals, and 29 conceded goals. Gouiri is the leading goalscorer for Nice with 6 goals and 4 assists, while Dolberg and Lees-Melou added 3 goals each. Dante, Danilo, and Atal are all injured, while Schneiderlin and Lopes are still questionable. Nice was playing against Saint-Etienne in their last Ligue 1 game, and they have had 45% of ball possession in that game, 2 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 83% of the correct passes. Nice was playing solid soccer in this game, but they conceded a goal in the 88th minute, and they ended up losing this home game 0-1. Nice is a solid team with some solid players, but they lack offensive imagination, while their defense is not good enough to pick up the slack. Nice is averaging just over one scored goal per game, but barely. Nice needs changes and they need the as soon as possible if they want to have a chance at getting to the Europa League spot.
When playing at home, Monaco has not lost to Nice in their last 5 games, and they have lost only 1 home game so far this season. Monaco is on a roll, and it would be crazy not to side with them against this weak Nice.