The last season’s runners-up Monaco will kick off the new Ligue 1 season with a trip to the Stade de la Beaujoire, when they face Nantes on Saturday afternoon. Nantes have had a decent Ligue 1 campaign last term and they also looked good in the pre-season. Meanwhile, Monaco finished second in Ligue 1 table last season, although they were 13 points behind the champions Paris Saint Germain. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Nantes’ form in pre-season has been a mixed one with three defeats, four wins and one draw in nine friendlies. They had a great Ligue 1 start last season, but they have struggled towards the end of the campaign. However, they finished 9th in the league table, just three points adrift of the Europa League places. In terms of transfers, Nantes sold their striker Mariusz Stepinski to Chievo Verona, but they brought in Lucas Evangelista from Udinese for £3.6m.
Monaco have been pretty active in the transfer window this summer, but it has to be said that they have sold some big names. They have finally completed the transfer of Kylian Mbappe to PSG, and they have also sold Thomas Lemar to Atletico Madrid for £63m and Fabinho to Liverpool for £40.5m. Their standout arrivals are Willem Geubbels from Lyon for £18m and Aleksandr Golovin from CSKA Moscow for £27m. They haven’t been at their best in their most recent three friendlies, and they have also lost in their most recent trip to Nantes.
Nantes looked decent in their pre-season campaign and they also beat Monaco in their most recent home meeting last season. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate Nantes Draw No Bet at odds 2.37 with 1XBet.
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Nantes were on a four-game winning streak at home prior to their 0-2 loss against Avranches in a friendly match a couple of weeks ago. In addition, they have suffered just one defeat in their last four home league games towards the end of the last season. Our preview would back Nantes Draw No Bet at odds 2.37 with 1XBet.
Nantes to win at odds 3.40
Nantes vs Monaco Draw at odds 3.10
Monaco to win at odds 2.25
Correct Score odds
Nantes have scored at least one goal in each of their most recent two meetings with Monaco in Ligue 1. Furthermore, Nantes have netted at least once in four of their last five home games across all competitions. On the contrary, Monaco have found the back of the net at least once in each of their last ten away games across all competitions. Our correct score fancies Nantes to win 2-1 at odds 12.00 with 1XBet.
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Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Three of Nantes’ last five friendly fixtures have see more than three goals. Meanwhile, each of Monaco’s last five games across all competitions have ended with over three goals scored. Our total goals prediction anticipate over 2.5 goals at odds 2.05 with 1XBet.
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First Goalscorer odds
Radamel Falcao hasn’t been at his best for Colombia at the World Cup 2018 this summer, but he has been Monaco’s topscorer last season. We fancy him to carry on this form from the previous campaign and to score the opening goal here. Our first goalscorer prediction is Radamel Falcao at odds – with 1XBet.
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Free bet offers
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