Ligue 1 Monaco vs Nantes 8/6/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

Monaco were fighting for the title until the end of last season, but they finally finished at the 3

Monaco are coming into the season after finishing 3rd in the Ligue 1 in 2021 with 24 wins, 8 losses and 6 draws. They had the 3rd best offense with 76 goals and the 4th best defense with 42 conceded goals. They had the most matches in the entire league with Over 2.5 Goals, as 27 of their 38 matches had Over 2.5 Goals, with an average of 3.1 goals per game. Monaco also had the best home record in the league with 12 wins, 2 losses and 5 draws. They had the 2nd best home offense with 43 goals and the 3rd best home defense with just 21 conceded. 16 of their 19 home matches had Over 2.5 Goals (the most in the league), with an average of 3.4 goals per match. Monaco played 5 pre-season friendlies and had a 3-1-1 record, with 4 of those matches producing goals from both sides and Over 2.5 Goals. They also beat Sparta Prague by 2-0 on the road in the first leg of their Champions League Qualifiers.

Nantes did not have a very good season overall, but they did eventually manage to stay in the Ligue 1. They finished at the 18th spot with 9 wins, 16 losses and 13 draws, scoring 47 and conceding 55 goals. 21 of their 38 matches had Over 2.5 Goals, with an average of 2.7 goals per match. They had the 2nd most matches where Both Teams scored, with 26 such occasions in 38 matches, which means that 68% of their matches had goals from both sides. Nantes were rather bad at home last season, with 3 wins, 8 losses and 8 draws, while scoring 21 goals and conceding 29 in the process. They were actually better on the road with 6 wins, 8 losses and 5 draws, scoring 26 and conceding 26 goals. 10 of their 19 away matches had Over 2.5 Goals, with an average of 2.7 goals per match. Nantes had to play a two-legged relegation playoff tie against Ligue 2 side Toulouse, winning by 2-1 on the road in the first leg and losing by 1-0 at home in the second, but went through on away goals. 

Monaco vs Nantes. Monaco beat Nantes in both matches last season, and both wins came with the same 2-1 correct score. They have now won each of the last 6 matches against Nantes but kept just 2 clean sheets in the process. The other 4 matches had goals from both sides and Over 2.5 Goals. Monaco looked great in the pre-season friendlies (3-1-1), while Nantes had 2 wins and 4 losses in their own friendlies. Taking Monaco to start the season on a positive note.

Ligue 1 Monaco vs Nantes 8/6/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

Ligue 1 Starting Time: 15:00PM EDT

Location: Stade Louis II, Monaco

Date: Friday, August 6th     

Ligue 1 Odds: Monaco -1

Ligue 1 Totals: 2.75

Free Ligue 1 Pick: Monaco -1

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