Ligue 1 Preview: AS Monaco vs. Nice

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Updated: September 25, 2014
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Match Date: 27 September 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stade Louis II

 

After a slow start, AS Monaco is back to its winning ways. The club snatched an important win against Montpellier and will face an aggressive Nice. The said victory was the club’s 3rd triumph since the season started.

 

Meanwhile, Nice also experienced a morale boost after creating an upset against the strong Lille. The narrow victory did not only help them earn points, but also, gain a higher rank in the France’s top-flight league.

 

The contenders

AS Monaco

Montpellier’s threat of forcing a scoreless stalemate was readily destroyed when Valere Germain hit a late minute shot that propelled AS Monaco to victory.
A crucial assist from Layvin Kurzawa ensured that the club will not go home empty-handed.

 

Pitted against Nice and with a renewed confidence to boost, expect the online betting favorite to give a nice treat to its legion of supporters.

 

Nice

Mathieu Bodmer’s crucial header prior to the end of the 1st half sealed Lille’s fate in their recent encounter. Lille, which boasts an undefeated streak, has finally tasted defeat after the said match.

 

Nice, on the other hand, experienced a rise in their current rank and will most likely utilize the confidence gained when they face AS Monaco.

 

Possible head turners

Kurzawa is a deadly threat that Nice should confront when they face Monaco. They better keep their eyes open or he might use such opportunity to propel Monaco to victory.

 

Prediction

AS Monaco 2-1 Nice

 

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