Monaco vs Angers – Preview and Predictions
The French Ligue 1 returns to action this weekend with one of the games being Monaco’s home game against Angers. The match takes place at the Stade Louis II this weekend and it features two teams who are on a good run of form. Both are looking to win the match for different reasons.
Monaco have seen a substantial rise in form in the last few weeks. The club are now sixth in the standings. The recent 5-2 win over Lorient was another confidence booster for Monaco, who will be keen on building on this result. Meanwhile, Angers were able to get a shock 2-1 win over Lille a few days ago.
Another upset could be quite incredible and it would see Angers moving above Monaco in the league table.
A victory for Angers could see them go into the top four positions. However, the head-to-head record between the two teams reveal that Monaco unsurprisingly good when it comes to this meeting. They have been able to get eight wins out of the 15 meetings between the two sides. Angers have only been able to register four wins against Monaco. The last game between the two clubs went in favour of Monaco by the narrowest of margins. Still, the presence of players like Cesc Fabregas makes Monaco quite strong.It remains to be seen if Fabregas, who has picked up a lot recently, will be risked from the start.
Youssouf Fofana was key for Monaco in their last meeting against Angers and he could once again proved to be a crucial asset. The lack of Benjamin Lecomte and Aleksandr Golovin is also a worry for time. Meanwhile, Angers have Ibrahim Amadou, Enzo Ebosse, and Sofiane Boufal unavailable due to injuries. The prediction is for a 2-1 victory for Monaco in this match.