Monaco predictions with latest odds and stats
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Monaco have gone through a lot of ups and downs in recent memory. Following a surprise title win in 2017, they barely managed to avoid relegation the following year. In the previous season, they ended up in a rather disappointing 9th place. All of this can be attributed to Monaco’s high risk, high reward style of play with aggressive formations and a focus on high-performing forwards. For reference, they scored 44 and conceded 44 goals over 28 matches in 2019/20, making them the second highest-scoring team in Ligue 1 after PSG.
That being said, Monaco remain one of the teams traditionally seen as the best in France. With 4.50 odds for a Top 3 Finish, they seem very likely to at least make it to the Europa League. And with a new manager at the helm – a former Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovač – the Principality club will be looking to make a huge step towards reestablishing their place among the top teams in France.
Monaco Key Players
Les Monégasques’ success in the goal-scoring department is often attributed to the duo of Wissam Ben Yedder and Islam Slimani. Although Slimani’s loan from Leicester has ended, Ben Yedder was one of the two most prolific strikers in the 2019/20 Ligue 1 season alongside PSG’s Mbappe. Other offensive standouts include right winger Gelson Martins and attacking midfielder Aleksandr Golovin.
Looking over the transfers, it’s clear manager Niko Kovač is making efforts to improve the lacklustre defensive line. Monaco have just taken on Reims’ Axel Disasi as a centre-back, and the highly-talented Partizan Belgrade youngster Strahinja Pavlovic has been added to the ranks.
OGC Nice are AS Monaco’s main rivals. The two clubs situated in the French Riviera contest what’s universally known as the Derby de la Cote d’Azur. Their rivalry is manly a geographical one knowing that two clubs are only 20 kilometres apart.
However, the animosity between the two sets of supporters grew over the past couple of years with Monaco’s stellar rise back to prominence in France. With financial investments pushing the Principality Club back on domestic and international radar alike, the rivalry intensified and would still bring plenty of drama – violence even.
The Derby de la Cote d’Azur may also refer to the games which involve AS Cannes. However, with this club currently competing in lower ranks of French football, the derby is mainly contested between Monaco and Nice.
With eight Ligue 1 titles and five Coupe de France trophies to their name, AS Monaco are one of the most successful clubs in France. Founded in 1924 under the name of Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club, The Red and Whites achieved notable success in international circles, reaching the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and UEFA Champions League finals in 1992 and 2004, respectively.
AS Monaco won their first professional trophy in 1960 and enjoyed great success domestically up until 1986. During the 1990s and early 2000s, the club was reinvigorated under legendary Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, Jean Tigana and Claude Puel.
The 2000s saw AS Monaco go through great turbulence up until the point when the club were sold to the Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev in 2011. Under his sponsorship, the Principality Club quickly returned under the spotlight – and back to Ligue 1 – winning it in 2016/17 for the first time in 17 years.