Strasbourg (@2.5) vs Monaco (@2.8)
26-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Strasbourg will win

Strasbourg – Monaco Match Prediction | 26-08-2019 11:00

Les Rouges et Blancs are on a four-game winless run in the French top flight and they are still sitting in the danger zone in the Ligue 1 standings ahead of Saturdays football match. Le Racing, on the other hand, look unstoppable at the moment and they are on a five-match winning run in all competitions. However, seeing that the hosts want this win more than the visitors, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the relegation strugglers. Monaco will be aiming to put an end to their four-game winless run when they host Strasbourg at their Stade Louis II on Matchday 21. In their last meeting at Stade Louis II Monaco crushed Strasbourg 3-0, with the likes of Rony Lopes and Radamel Falcao (two goals) scoring for les Rouges et Blancs. In four of their last five meetings in the French elite division Monaco emerged triumphant.

Monaco has an excellent form, they are undefeated in their last 5 games before this event with Strasbourg.The attacking skills of Monaco are remarkable, they managed to win their last 5 matches played in Ligue 1. Monaco are ranked on the 1st place in the standings with 95 points, 107 goals scored and 31 goals received this season in Ligue 1.In their last match they won against Rennes. They are going to score in this meeting for sure!

Nice, Marseille and Rennes were all matched pace for pace but les Monegasques can have no respite as they have another difficult challenge here. Monaco have conceded five goals in their last five matches, but this is a stark improvement on the five they conceded in the three games previous. Monaco have drawn each of their last three matches 1-1 but these were all against members of last years top-eight, so they should be pretty happy with these results.

Lyon v Bordeaux

Nice, Marseille and Rennes were all matched pace for pace but les Monegasques can have no respite as they have another difficult challenge here. Monaco have drawn each of their last three matches 1-1 but these were all against members of last years top-eight, so they should be pretty happy with these results. Monaco have conceded five goals in their last five matches, but this is a stark improvement on the five they conceded in the three games previous.

Monaco are eager to record their first win of the season and we predict that they are going to take advantage of the fact that le Racing made a slow start to the season. Les Rouges et Noirs experienced all sorts of problems at the back in back-to-back losses to the likes of Olympique Lyon and Metz and, to make things even worse for the fans, they dropped two points in a 2-2 draw with Nimes. To make things even worse for Strasbourg fans, le Racing will be without defender Abdallah NDour as he was sent off in the 2-0 defeat to Rennes.

Le Racing recorded their biggest victory over Valenciennes (10-0) in the 1937-1938 season, whilst they suffered their biggest loss to Limoges (0-8) in the 1959/1960 season. Speaking of Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourgs home ground was opened back in 1914 and the capacity of the venue is 29,320. Paraguayan goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert, who is well known for his free-kick abilities, played for the club from 2000 to 2003, but he failed to score in a league match during his spell with the Stade de la Meinau outfit.

Strasbourg have been on a fantastic run recently with four wins on the trot raising them to 7th in Ligue 1. They finished 15th last year but have been in scintillating form this season with wins over Lyon, Rennes and Lille making it an already memorable season. And they have been coming up trumps so far though with 16 goals in their last nine games. This has raised the spirits in Strasbourg as they now have the possibility of qualifying for the Europa League if they play their cards right. Their wins in this streak of victories have come against some pretty formidable sides with Nice, Lyon and Strasbourg all being beaten before Ligue 2 Grenoble were edged in the cup on Wednesday.

Monaco vs Strasbourg H2H

After suffering a 2-0 loss to Rennes at their Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg will be looking to get back on course when they take on Monaco in yet another home fixture. Le Racing play on four fronts in the 2019/2020 season and seeing that they head into Sundays football match following the Europa League qualifier against Eintracht Frankfurt, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts.

To make things even worse for Strasbourg fans, le Racing will be without defender Abdallah NDour as he was sent off in the 2-0 defeat to Rennes. Monaco are eager to record their first win of the season and we predict that they are going to take advantage of the fact that le Racing made a slow start to the season. Les Rouges et Noirs experienced all sorts of problems at the back in back-to-back losses to the likes of Olympique Lyon and Metz and, to make things even worse for the fans, they dropped two points in a 2-2 draw with Nimes.

Strasbourg have been on a fantastic run recently with four wins on the trot raising them to 7th in Ligue 1. And they have been coming up trumps so far though with 16 goals in their last nine games. Their wins in this streak of victories have come against some pretty formidable sides with Nice, Lyon and Strasbourg all being beaten before Ligue 2 Grenoble were edged in the cup on Wednesday. They finished 15th last year but have been in scintillating form this season with wins over Lyon, Rennes and Lille making it an already memorable season. This has raised the spirits in Strasbourg as they now have the possibility of qualifying for the Europa League if they play their cards right.