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Angers vs. AS Monaco 12/1/21 Ligue 1 Soccer Picks, Best Bets and Odds

Angers vs. AS Monaco
December 1, 2021 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 +110, Under 2.5 -138
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Angers is welcoming AS Monaco to Stade Raymond Kopa in round 16 of the French Ligue 1. Angers has been decent as of late with 2 draws and a win in their last 3 games, and they are in solid 6th place right now. Monaco is still inconsistent this season, and they are in 9th place with 20 points.

As I’ve mentioned, Angers is in solid form, and they have lost only 1 of their last 5 games, but their defense is still a bit shaky, and I think it will remain shaky. In their last game against Lens on the road, Angers was the better team with 51% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 83% of the correct passes. Angers was leading in this game, then they were losing, just to tie the score in the 70th minute. The final result was 2-2. Boufal and Mangani are the leading goalscorers for Angers with 4 goals each. There are a few injuries in Angers, while Doumbia is suspended because of the yellow cards. For the team whose only goal was to stay in Ligue 1, Angers is doing a solid job, and I don’t think they will have any problems securing their Ligue 1 spot.

Monaco hasn’t lost any of their last 5 games, but they have won only 1 of those 5, and that was in the Europa League against Real Sociedad. Monaco has been doing a great job in the Europa League, and they have won their group. Offensively, Monaco is decent with 20 scored goals, but their defense needs improvement, and they have conceded 19 goals. Ben Yedder has scored 8 goals for Monaco so far this season. Henrique has added 4 assists. Monaco was playing against Strasbourg in their last game in Ligue 1, and they were the better team with 59% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 79% of the correct passes. We saw only 2 goals in this game, and both were from the penalty spot, one on each side. Monaco was the favorite here, but they couldn’t get all three points. The final score was 1-1. Monaco has the quality to play much better, and every now and then we see glimpses of that, but they need to work on their consistency and fast.

Angers hasn’t won any of their last 3 games against Monaco, while Monaco hasn’t lost any of their last 5 games. Monaco is the better team here, they need to bounce back, and I will take them to win this game.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick:
Monaco +125

Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.
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