Stadium: Louis II (Monaco)
Referee: Ruddy Bouquet
“Monaco”: Aguilar, Badiashile, Diatta, Fabregas (all – trauma). Fofana (disqualification).
Rennes: Gelen, Doku, Meling (all – trauma). Salen (questionable).
The Monaco players were unable to give a decent rebuff to PSG at a party, losing in the last round of Ligue 1 (0: 2). This defeat was the sixth for the team of Niko Kovacs in the championship and the first in eight previous games in all competitions. At the 1/32 final of the French Cup, the Monegasques did not experience any problems away from Red Star (2: 0).
Rennes have lost two of their past three matches in the French league, missing out on an opportunity to beat Marseille in the standings. The red-blacks failed in the games against Lille (1: 2) and Nice (1: 2), between which a major away victory over Saint-Etienne (5: 0) was formalized. Bruno Genesio’s players also had no problems in the cup, beating Lorient at home with a minimum score (1: 0).
In the last three gatherings, the rivals invariably won the home team. Moreover, in these games, Monaco has two victories and Rennes has one.
If we consider the upcoming game, then in it the bookmakers are betting on the success of the Monegasques: W1 – 2.29, draw – 3.54, W2 – 3.34.
At the same time, “Rennes” has only two defeats in eight away league matches. Then, as the footballers of “Monaco” managed to win only four out of nine home matches. Therefore, in this confrontation, the bet on X2 looks interesting, which the bookmakers estimated at 1.70.
The bookmakers described the zero handicaps for this match as follows: F1 (0) – 1.67, F2 (0) – 2.40. A draw here is a very real result, so I will not consider the handicap.
The rivals have exchanged goals scored five times in a row at the Louis II stadium. It is possible to assume that this time the bet “both will score – yes” will be held with the odds of 1.75.
The exodus has also been profitable in three of Monaco’s last four home matches. But “Rennes” in eight away matches of Ligue 1 organized 14 goals, conceding eight goals in return.
Forecast and rate
I suppose that the teams will continue the trend of head-to-head meetings at AS Monaco. I bet on a goal exchange for 1.75.