Monaco are still looking for their first win of the season as they welcome Nice tonight, so check out our Ligue 1 Betting Pick for this encounter. The Monégasques are one of two teams (Dijon) without a victory thus far, and head coach Leonardo Jardim is under heavy pressure, which could result in his sacking if he doesn’t deliver three points here. Nice, on the other hand, are in the 3rd place after six rounds, and even though they are slight underdogs at Stade Louis II, they have a quality to beat Monaco.
Monaco vs Nice Ligue 1 Betting Pick
• France Ligue 1
• Stade Louis II, Monaco
• Tuesday 24 September
• 21:00 CET
Monaco Team News and Latest Form
After a six-game winless run (D3, L3) to start the 2019/20 Ligue 1 season, Monaco’s most significant problem continues to be a leaking defence, which has conceded a league-high average of 2.33 goals per game so far this season.
Though fragile in defence, Leonardo Jardim’s side have still averaged over a goal a game so far this season. Strikingly though, six of their seven league strikes have come in the first half, and three of those six first-half goals arrived in the 31st-45th minute period.
Eighteen-year-old Benoit Badiashile hasn’t found the net yet this season for Monaco; however, his header vs Nice last season gave him his first senior goal. Monaco have conceded two or more goals in each of their home league games so far.
Leonardo Jardim will be without Stevan Jovetic (knee) and Ruben Aguilar (suspension). Danijel Subasic (muscle), Wissam Ben Yedder (hip), Islam Slimani (calf), and Willem Geubbels (muscle) are listed as doubtful to face Nice.
Nice Team News and Latest Form
Remarkably, each one of Nice’s six league matches this term has finished by the same 2-1 scoreline (W4, L2). Their most recent matches have tended to start with a bang, with five of the previous six goals in their fixtures arriving inside the first half.
The visitors are also undefeated in their three previous H2H matches vs Monaco (W1, D2), scoring in between the 61st-70th minute in two of those three fixtures. There may well be some controversial moments on the way, as each of the previous two H2H duels saw a penalty awarded.
Captain Wylan Cyprien has three league goals already for Nice this season, and two of those efforts came away from home. Both of Nice’s last two Ligue 1 away wins have seen him net the team’s first goal of the day from the spot. If excluding defeats, Nice’s last three L1 away games have seen them concede an own-goal or a penalty goal.
Patrick Vieira cannot count on Remi Walter (ankle) while Dante (ankle) and Ibrahim Cisse (ankle) are questionable to feature tonight.
Monaco vs Nice Head to Head
Monaco won five of the previous ten H2H encounters (D2, L3), but are without a win in the last three duels while they are winless in the past two meetings at Stade Louis II. Still, Nice managed to beat Monaco only once at this venue in this decade.
Monaco vs Nice France Ligue 1 Betting Pick
Each of Nice’s six games this season produced goals on both ends and finished with an identical 2-1 result. Three of the previous four H2H clashes also provided goals on both sides, and with leaky Monaco’s defence and good Nice’s attack, my Ligue 1 Betting Pick for this match is BTTS at 1.70 (-143). Combined, the teams’ 12 league matches this term have produced a total of seven red cards (over 0.5 per-game on average). My additional pick for this game is Red Card in a match YES at 3.75 (+275) while you can also try with a Penalty in the game at 3.00 (+200). Stay tuned form more betting picks as we prepared more predictions for this midweek.