Monaco vs Nice Predictions

Monaco vs Nice predictions for this Ligue 1 encounter at Stade Louis II. Monaco and Nice are set to clash at Stade Louis II on Friday night, both looking to preserve their undefeated streaks. The home side leads the Ligue 1 standings after five fixtures, while the guests are currently in fourth place. Read on for our free Ligue 1 predictions and betting tips.

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Monaco vs Nice Predictions

Monaco and Nice’s Unbeaten Face-off: Ligue 1’s Top Showdown

Key Stats
– Monaco’s unmatched offensive record boasts 15 goals in their initial five matches.
– Nice’s defensive rigour places them with the joint-best record, having conceded only four goals.
– Terem Moffi’s brace against PSG makes him a key player to watch in the upcoming clash.

On a thrilling Friday night at the Stade Louis II, two titans of French football, Monaco and Nice, are set to showcase their unbeaten records. The stakes are incredibly high: Monaco proudly reside at the Ligue 1 summit after their opening five fixtures, whereas the visitors, Nice, are just two points adrift in fourth place.

Monaco: Offensive Juggernauts

The Monegasques, managed by Adi Hutter, have demonstrated their attacking prowess with impressive statistics. They’ve unleashed a staggering 20 shots in their recent encounter at the Stade du Moustoir. Though held to a 2-2 standstill by Lorient, their formidable offence ensures they remain unbeaten with three wins and two draws. This sees them a point ahead of Brest and three points clear of the traditional favourites, Paris Saint-Germain.


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Monaco’s fearsome frontline stands out in Ligue 1. With a tally of 15 goals in just five matches, their offensive output is unmatched. Comparatively, their closest competitors, PSG and Rennes, have mustered a mere 10 goals. Leading the charge for Monaco is captain Wissam Ben-Yedder with four goals, closely followed by ex-Liverpool talent, Takumi Minamino, who has been directly involved in six goals.

Nice: The Unyielding Underdogs

After a remarkable 3-2 triumph over PSG, where Terem Moffi’s double and Gaetan Laborde’s strike outdid Kylian Mbappe’s brace, Nice are riding a wave of confidence. Their tactical discipline was evident as they restricted PSG to only three shots on target despite having just 30% ball possession. Beginning the season with consecutive stalemates against the likes of Lille and Lyon, Francesco Farioli’s men have now tasted victory twice in a row. This defensive solidity, having conceded a mere four goals, makes Nice’s rearguard the joint-best in Ligue 1.

Squad News and Predicted Line-ups

Monaco’s line-up has been plagued by injuries with notable names such as Breel Embolo and Edan Diop sidelined. Denis Zakaria remains doubtful after a recent thigh concern. Despite Folarin Balogun’s scoring off the bench last weekend, he might still begin as a substitute, allowing the attacking trio of Ben-Yedder, Minamino, and Aleksandr Golovin to shine.

For Nice, Salvatore Sirigu’s extended absence is a blow, and both Antoine Mendy and Alexis Claude-Maurice are undergoing treatment. Nonetheless, after last weekend’s glory against PSG, Farioli is likely to field an unchanged XI.

Analytical Glimpse: Expected Goals Averages

Monaco’s players, especially Minamino, have been rating high on the BettingTips4You Expert Rating scale. They have averaged a remarkable 3 goals per game. Nice, on the other hand, have a slightly lower expected goals average but their recent wins hint at an upswing in their attacking potency.

Predictions: What the Numbers Say

1. Match Outcome: Given the attacking strength of Monaco and the defensive solidity of Nice, a draw seems plausible. This ensures a middle ground between the two powerhouses, ensuring competitive odds.

2. Correct Score Prediction: Basing this off recent form and defensive records, a 2-2 draw seems fitting. Both teams have the offensive capability to breach each other, but their forms suggest they are evenly matched.

3. Goalscorer Prediction: Wissam Ben-Yedder is in splendid form for Monaco. For Nice, Terem Moffi is the man of the moment after his brace against PSG. Given their current form, it’s reasonable to anticipate at least one of them finding the net. If looking for the first goalscorer, Ben-Yedder is a prime candidate due to his prolific record.

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