Nice 21/10 to beat Monaco in Friday’s Ligue 1 showdown
Competition: Ligue 1
Market: Nice win
Odds: 21/10 @ Bet 365
Desperate to find a way to climb away from the relegation zone, Monaco will face another tough test when they host a resurgent Nice side on Friday night.
Starting with Thierry Henry’s Monaco side, while two penalties from Radamal Falcao may have helped Friday’s hosts pick up a much needed 2-0 win over Amiens in midweek, Les Monegasques still find themselves at the heart of a relegation battle. With their goal difference keeping them sat way down in 17th, the Arsenal legend will know his side must improve on their performances at the Stade Louis II. Picking up just two wins in their last 20 outings, Monaco have also now failed to win a match on home soil since April. Shipping two or more goals in each of their last three meetings with Nice, we’re backing another tricky night for Henry’s men.
As for the visitors, it will be quite the site on Friday night as Patrick Viera squares off against his former Arsenal title-winning teammate. While the Frenchman may have struggled initially after swapping NYCFC for Ligue 1, Nice have shown real signs of improvement over the past six weeks. Climbing up the table and now sat just one point adrift of the European positions, Nice are now unbeaten in their last seven league outings. Also now unbeaten in their last five matches away from the Allianz Riviera, it will be their recent defensive record most impressive Viera. Friday’s visitors have now gone nearly 500 minutes without conceding a single goal.
Bet: Nice 21/10 to beat Monaco in Friday’s Ligue 1 showdown @ Bet 365