15:00 GMT 11 August 2018
The Nantes vs. Monaco match will be played on Saturday, August 11, at the Louis Fonteneau Stadium, Nantes. This is the first round match of Ligue 1 2018/19 season. In the previous season, Nantes finished 9th, while Monaco was 2nd.
In their previous ten meetings, Nantes won only one game, Monaco won eight matches, while one match ended in a draw. In eight out of those ten games at least one team (mostly Nantes), failed to score a single goal.
Nantes finished the previous Ligue 1 season in the middle of the table and they will be happy if they enjoy similar success in the upcoming season. However, during the summer they didn't perform as good as expected, and the most football analysts in France think they might even be in the group of teams that will fight against relegation. Nantes will face a difficult challenge in the opening match of the season against Monaco. They are traditionally tough opponent for them. However, Nantes managed to beat Monaco at home in the previous season, which gives them a reasonable confidence boost before the start of the match.
Latest matches: FC Nantes
|03.08.2018||Club||Brighton & Hove Albion FC||FC Nantes||2:1||L|
|18.07.2018||Club||FC Nantes||Olympique Marseille||1:2||L|
|07.07.2018||Club||FC Nantes||Servette Geneva FC||1:0||W|
|19.05.2018||Ligu||FC Nantes||Racing Strasbourg||1:0||W|
|12.05.2018||Ligu||SCO Angers||FC Nantes||0:2||W|
Only a few days ago, Monaco showed they are anywhere near PSG at the moment, and by looking at their Super Cup performance, it is hard to expect they will be able to finish second in Ligue 1 again. They sold several important first team players including Thomas Lemar, while the biggest reinforcement for them was the arrival of Aleksandr Golovin.
Latest matches: AS Monaco
|04.08.2018||Trop||Paris St Germain||AS Monaco||4:0||L|
|28.07.2018||Club||Hamburger SV||AS Monaco||3:1||L|
|25.07.2018||Club||VfL Bochum||AS Monaco||2:2||D|
|21.07.2018||Club||SC Paderborn||AS Monaco||3:2||L|
|14.07.2018||Club||Cercle Brugge KSV||AS Monaco||2:3||W|
Monaco is the favorite to win this game. We expect to see under 2.5 goals.
11 August 2018 - 15:00 GMT
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