Sochaux vs. AS Monaco Prediction: AS Monaco Continues To Dominate

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Updated: October 10, 2013
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Match Date: 20 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Stade Auguste-Bonal

 

While Herve Renard is keen on overhauling the Sochaux camp, AS Monaco is determined to remain on top of Ligue 1.

 

Team Form

 

Sochaux

Sochaux failed to maintain their momentum after clinching a win against Valenciennes. The struggling club was pushed farther into the bottom pit after Bordeaux’s thrashing that ended in the former’s 4-1 victory.

 

Often losing their possession and creating more scoring opportunities for their opponents, Sochaux’s struggle to survive becomes even harder. Apparently, the lack of a formidable leader resulted to their unprecedented downfall.

 

In its attempt to change the club’s form, the management decided to secure the services of Herve Renard. Renard spearheaded Zambia’s victorious feat in last year’s African Championship tournament. His entry is expected not only to improve the club’s performance, but also to ensure its survival this season.

 

Currently occupying the league’s 19th spot, the club has won once, drew twice and lost in 6 of its last 9 matches.

 

AS Monaco

Although injuries sidelined stellar players, Jérémy Toulalan and Emmanuel Rivière, this did not prevent AS Monaco from beating Saint Etienne and staying at Ligue 1’s top spot.

 

The combination of great scoring opportunities and the ability to make a strong finish enabled AS Monaco to take a strong grip of the leaderboard. Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco and Lucas Ocampos unleashed their winning goals and almost kept Saint Etienne at bay if not for Romain Hamouma’s equalizer on the 49th.

 

Keeping a clean slate with 6 wins and 3 draws, AS Monaco has no intentions of relinquishing their spot to an equally aggressive rival.

 

 

Football betting tip: Sochaux 0-3 AS Monaco

The upcoming match foresees AS Monaco enjoying a scoring feast. The club will take the opportunity to collect more points and increase their goal difference over their closest rival—the current French league champion, Paris Saint Germain.
On the other hand, Renard can take this moment to make an impression and present some changes in Sochaux. However, with Sochaux’s current form, beating Monaco in their own territory is no more than a futile feat.

 

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