Prediction and odds for the game: Monaco (10/11) v Reims (10/3)
We are backing the draw at odds of 12/5
When: Sunday, 23rd August 2020, Kick-off 12:00
Where: The Stade Louis II
On Sunday afternoon, Monaco host Reims at the Stade Louis ll, as both teams look to make a winning start to their 2020/21 Ligue One campaign.
The home side finished ninth-place last season, nine points outside the European spots in the French top-flight. ASM have enjoyed mixed fortunes in pre-season, preparing for the new domestic campaign.
Les Monegasques ended last season with a three-game winless run before the curtailment of last season’s league campaign. Their end of season matches were relatively low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in three of their final four league games of the season.
Monaco finished last season with an inconsistent run of form on home soil towards the end of the Ligue One campaign, as the visitors recorded wins in two of their final five league matches at the Stade Louis ll. Their last three home games of the campaign in Ligue One all produced under 2.5 goals.
The home side has not been that active in the transfer market this summer. However, one of their signings is Alex Disasi, who arrived from Reims and could make his Monaco debut against his old club.
The visitors enjoyed a solid Ligue One campaign last season, finishing sixth place in the table, just a point above their hosts in what was a congested section of the table. The league places were of course decided by the points per game system.
Reims had been enjoying life in the top-flight before the curtailment. In fact, they were finished the season on a four-game unbeaten run in the French top-flight, picking up two wins and two draws. The visitors also suffered just one loss in their final seven league games of the season.
Their end of season games were tight affairs, with under 2.5 goals scored in their final four matches of the league campaign.
Reims struggled for results on their travels towards the end of the Ligue One season, winning just once in their last six league matches on the road. However, three of their last five away matches produced draws. Their late-season away matches in Ligue One were low-scoring, as 13 of their last 15 away matches produced under 2.5 goals.
There was not much between these two teams at the end of the last season, in league position anyway. The recent meetings between these two teams have been relatively even, as four of their previous five matches have finished in draws. We are backing the draw once again in this clash. Their recent meetings have also been low-scoring, which once again we think there will be a repeat of in this clash.
Verdict: We are backing the draw at odds of 12/5 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/6. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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