Lastly, Nice and Monaco met in the French league. Then, on Allianz Riviera, they won the latter with two goals against one after a speedy and entertaining first half of the match. With that they are ready for the semi-final of the cup, where Montpellier is waiting.
In the dense layer behind sovereign and series-leading Paris Saint-Germain, the champions Monaco have the lead – but Lyon is only behind in worse goal difference and Marseille is a stick behind. One and two in the series are directly eliminated in the Champions League, the third gets qualified and the guy plays the Europa League.
So, to relax is not on the world map for Monaco, who last played draw, speechless, away towards Montpellier. It broke a profit-free suite about six games. Back on track right now?
The big joy of Monaco ahead of the match is that Radamel Falcao is reported to be ready for play, a starting point even after its break-in. Respect of the injury list are Youri Tielemans, Gabriel Boschilia, Adama Traoré and possibly Guido Carillo.
Nice is sex in the table and it’s disappearing a little indicating that they could beat a European place – unless the fifth place would lead you there, which is due to the results of other tournaments. In a short time, it has become a responder from the two domestic cups before the 1-0 win over Amiens in Ligue 1 last.
Four players, Mickael Le Bihan, Arnaud Lusamba, Arnaud Souquet and Nampalys Mendy, are out for Nice.
No need for Monaco
We believe stone-hard at Monaco in the match and find doubtless the value of the games to their favor. Home, class and form are rarely a combination that fails. Big advantage.
And in addition, Monaco returns Radamel Falcao – a great pleasure! In spite of everything, he has enjoyed 15 events on 16 series matches during the year and is always trusted as a goal machine. His excellence was not least missed in the crossroads against Montpellier at the latest.
The shape should not be in danger either. The performance was fully acceptable and before that, Monaco had raced six straight wins. Top shape!
Nice does not look as good at all. They must have won scarcely 1-0 over a total of ice-cold Amiens at the end of last week, but there was a lot to note. Clearly worse results before. In the game as a whole, much more can be downloaded.
Our Prediction: Monaco win @ 1.71