Monaco vs Nantes Predictions and Betting : The Ligue 1 which is the primary football league competition in France has already completed its second week of the 2020/21 season. Almost every team has played at least with PSG the only exception who will start their campaign against Lens on 11th.
Apart from this, the match that has caught everyone’s eye is the one between Monaco and Nantes on Sunday, the 13th. Monaco started their campaign with a draw against Reims and managed to win against Metz on the second weekend whereas Nantes played the inaugural match against Bordeaux while winning the last game against Nimes.
This will be a crucial game for both the teams as they look to put up a solid performance that will help them secure a top spot in the table.
Smarkets: Monaco: 50%, Nantes: 22%, Monaco to win (13th september)
Oddschecker: Monaco: 28/29 Nantes: 17/5, Monaco to win (13th september)
Monaco vs Nantes Predictions and Betting Analysis: Recent Form
The two matches that these teams have played in this season have given them so much information as to how they have performed and the magnitude of improvement for the upcoming matches. This will help them finish in the top five at the end of the season.
Their recent form suggests that both the teams have had a decent run but have often succumbed under pressure. In the last six outings, Monaco have won three games while losing one and drew two. They have scored 9 goals in the same period.
Nantes have had a better form in the recent past with an unbeaten run. They have won three matches and drew against Bordeaux and Anderlecht in which they have scored on 11 occasions.
Monaco vs Nantes Soccer Predictions and Betting: Head-to-head
Historically speaking, Monaco has been the one to dominate this face-off with their last defeat coming in November 2017 when they lost 1-0. The teams have played 37 matches against each other with Monaco winning 19 games whereas Nantes have triumphed on 11 occasions along with 7 draws with Monaco enjoying a four-match winning streak.
When they face-off both teams scored an average of 2.14 goals per match. Comparing this with individual season average, Monaco has 1.50 goals per match whereas Nantes have scored about 2.20 goals per match.
Monaco vs Nantes Predictions and Betting: Offensive and Defensive stats
Looking at the teams, the Monaco are expected to go with a 4-3-3 formation while Nantes favors a 4-2-3-1 formation. Both the teams look equally good on paper and it all comes down to who outperforms the other.
Analyzing the attack of both the teams, it is expected for the trio of Onyekuru, Ben Yedder and Martins of Monaco to improve their performance as compared to their previous games.
Henry Onyekuru has managed to score one goal and one assist with about 73% success in passes. He also has 1.7 shots on target per game. Yedder has scored once with 70% pass success while Martins is yet to open the account.
On Nantes side, Kolo who is a pure striker is expected to score this time around in his second appearance. Moses Simon has been a quality forward for the team with 4 goals and one shot per target per game. Coco and Blas will have to step who have managed just two goals and an assist until now.
However, the stickers of both Monaco and Nantes are unable to score in last two of their matches. Wissam Ben Yedder is expected to perform for Monaco and help his team defeat Nantes.
In mid, Monoca will be without Yousuf Fofana who was red carded in the last match against Metz. For Nantes Imran Louza who scored the winning goal will be missing the match agianst Monaco. He got red card in the last match against Nimes.
The defense of the Nantes looks impressive with Brazilian Andrei Girotto leading from the front. He has 84.2% pass success with one tackle per game and three clears. He will be accompanied by Appiah who guard the back line extremely well. Fabio will not be part of Sunday's match as he received a red card.
From Monaco, the defense will be taken up by Badiashile who scored a brace in the previous match and has a 90.2% pass success along with 2.5 tackles per game. The other defenders include Axel Disasi who has 92.6% success in passes with Aguilar and Sidibe controlling the game along the sides of the back line.
Monaco vs Nantes Soccer Predictions and Betting Analysis:
The last year 9th place finishers Monaco are going in as the favorites for this particular clash.
According to Infogol, Monaco have 50% chance of a triumph with Nantes having just 24% chance with the remaining chance of a draw. They have also provided the odds of 3/4 to the home team while the visitors have odds of 10/3.
The Bet365 have gone on to predict the final score-line in the favor of Monaco with a 1-0 win. They have also gone on to give odds of 1.72 to Monaco whereas Nantes have three times the odds which is about 4.50.
Kickoff, one of the leading predictions and betting platform gives Monaco 51% chances of winning the match against Nantes. For Nantes the chances of winning stands at 25%. The platform also predicts that there is a 11% chance of the full time result being a 1-1 draw and there is a 55% chance of both teams to score in this match.
The FCTables website have predicted a 49% chance of a victory for Monaco which again reiterates the confidence that the markets have shown with the home team. For Nantes the win percent stands at 23%. They have also provided the odds of 1.80 to Monaco, 3.82 for a draw and 4.28 to Nantes.
Footballpredictions.com predicts both the team to score in the match. However, the platform predicts the match to end in 2-1 goals in favor of Monaco.
Though the predictions and betting platforms prefer Monaco to beat Nates, we can expect a good game and it becomes difficult to conclude the result before the final whistle is blown.