2014-2015 Ligue 1 Previews: Week 17 (Part 1)

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Updated: December 4, 2014
AS Monaco- week 17

Match Date: 04 December 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stade Gerland

 

Olympique Lyonnais

Sadly, Lyon’s 10 match undefeated streak has already ended. A determined Saint Etienne stole the three (3) points away from them via scoring 3 massive goals and keeping a clean sheet. As a result, the squad fell out of the top five (5). Nevertheless, despite the disappointment brought by the said loss, Lyon remains as the online betting favorite of the match.

 

Its strong performance at home, which witnessed them score an average of two (2) goals, make them a great force to reckon with.

 

Stade de Reims

Stade de Reims will be dealing with injury issues when they visit Stade Gerland. The team will be missing the presence of Sacha Bastien and Mads Albaek.

Reims is currently undefeated in its last 6 matches and will definitely put up a challenge against the host.

 

Prediction

Olympique Lyonnais 1-1 Stade de Reims

 

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Toulouse vs. AS Monaco

 

Match Date: 05 December 2014 (local time)

Venue: Commerzbank Arena

 

Toulouse

Alain Cassanova’s men definitely know how to react well. Suffering from two consecutive defeats, Toulouse ensured that it will get the upper hand against the aggressive Nantes. Such result propelled them to the 11th spot of the league table. Indeed, the win signals a good start to a better campaign, but this doesn’t mean that Toulouse automatically becomes an online betting favorite. Overall, it is evident that the squad’s form is far from being superior. It has only won twice in its last 6 matches and has only collected 6 points.

 

AS Monaco

Similar to Toulouse, Monaco also went through a winless streak in its last 6 matches. However, in games where Monaco was unable to score a win, it has managed to snatch a draw, at the very least. Thus a critical comparison of the two teams show that Monaco indeed, has the outright edge over the host.

 

Prediction

Toulouse  1-1 AS Monaco

 

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