Monaco vs Angers – A recent slump in form has seen Monaco embark on a disappointing four-game winless streak across all competitions (D2, L2), with the 1-1 draw against Ferencváros in midweek proving particularly frustrating given that they led for a large proportion of the match. Their last league outing saw them take a 3-2 lead against Lille only to lose 4-3, leaving Philippe Clement’s men now staring at potential back-to-back Ligue 1 losses for the first time since August last year.
Coming home to the Stade Louis II should put a skip in Monaco’s step though, having only failed to score in one of their last 22 home league matches. A visit from Angers should also help bolster confidence in the home dressing room, given they’ve gone unbeaten in the last seven H2Hs (W5, D2), keeping five clean sheets in that time.
Angers make the trip in deep trouble and currently prop up the Ligue 1 table with just eight points accumulated from their first 12 matches after a four-game losing streak.
Monaco vs Angers – Betting Analysis
Manager Gérald Baticle has been crippled by a growing injury list, which has shown his side’s vulnerability on the defensive end, having conceded the most league goals this season (29).
Their form on the road unsurprisingly doesn’t offer much solace, with the Black and Whites winning only two of their last 23 away Ligue 1 assignments (D10, L12). If they can turn in a solid defensive effort, they may be able to snatch something since they do carry a threat offensively on their travels, having scored in 17 of those 23 matches.
Players to watch: Monaco’s Wissam Ben Yedder has scored six of his last eight goals at home, meaning he’ll be in good form to add to his tally of two goals in his last three meetings with Angers, whose youngster Amine Salama has scored their last two Ligue 1 goals, netting all of his three goals in the competition after half-time.