Ligue 1 Match Preview: Valenciennes vs. AS Monaco

Updated: May 8, 2014
AS Monaco

Match Date: 10 May 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stade du Hainaut


Valenciennes is down to its last hurrah in Ligue 1 and the match against AS Monaco might just give them the chance to give delight to their supporters. Unfortunately, its chances of clinching a win against Les Rouges et Blancs are slim as the latter is also seeking way of redeeming itself after losing in the title race.


From the 11th spot last season, it is indeed, an unfortunate scenario to see Valenciennes relinquished its Ligue 1 status. The club occupies the 18th spot of the table and would need at least 8 points to make it to the safe side. However, only 2 matches are left for the squad. Even if they win all of their matches, still, this would not suffice.


Consecutive losses also destroyed Valenciennes survival chances. The squad is stuck in a winless scenario, having lost its last 5 matches.


In the meantime, it is a bit disappointing for AS Monaco to surrender its title bid after the minnow, Guingamp forced them to a draw. Paris Saint Germain (PSG) just lost to Rennes and that could be the opportunity that they have waiting for to assert their right for the Ligue 1 trophy.


Unfortunately, the odds did not go into their favor. Nevertheless and as mentioned, the match against Valenciennes is a great opportunity for them to console themselves from a disappointing title campaign.
With a record of 5 wins in its last 6 matches, it does not take rocket science to see that AS Monaco is the top pick of football betting tips  in the match.


Prediction:  AS Monaco


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