Saturday 11 Aug

Nantes vs. Monaco Match Preview

10 Aug 2018 Keith M. FRANCE: Ligue 1
FRANCE: Ligue 1

FC Nantes

  • W
  • W
  • W
  • L
  • L


15:00 GMT
11 August 2018

AS Monaco

  • W
  • L
  • D
  • L
  • L

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.


  • Nantes recorded only one victory in their last five games. During the summer, they played seven matches and won three. However, that victories came against lower tier French and Swiss clubs.
  • Monaco also recorded only one victory in their last five games. In the French Super Cup played several days ago, they were humiliated against PSG. The result was 4:0.


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.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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