Ligue 1 Match Preview: Evian Thonon Gaillard vs. AS Monaco

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Updated: March 25, 2014
Evian and AS Monaco

Match Date: 29 March 2014 (local time)

Venue: Parc des Sports, Annecy

 

Evian Thonon Gaillard’s road to survival might be halted after wasting an opportunity to feature during its battle against Toulouse. The Savoy Crosses is bound to meet the title contender, AS Monaco, which like them is frustrated with the draw against Lille.

 

Pascal Dupraz and his men currently sit at the 17th spot of the Ligue 1 table. They are a notch away from the relegation zone and desperately hold on to their 3-point lead against Valenciennes. Technically speaking, such status barely ensures Evian’s survival. A series of successful streaks can easily catapult Valenciennes into the safety zone and the problem just got worse for AS Monaco is their next opponent.

 

AS Monaco badly needed a victory last weekend to keep the pressure against table leader, Paris Saint Germain. The win could have lessened the gap between the two, but Lille was a worthy opponent, which is also keen on imposing themselves in France’s top-flight league. As a result, the draw became a bane rather than boon for Monaco. As for Lille’s part, it was the one, which readily benefitted from the result.

 

AS Monaco will still try to catch-up with Paris Saint Germain and the online betting favorite will most probably take the match against Evian as their first step towards another attempt for the title.

 

Prediction: AS Monaco 

 

 

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