AS Monaco are looking for lost glory in Ligue 1 as they get ready to host Reims, the 14th placed team with moderate ambitions. Even if the two teams are separated by just three points in the table, Ladbrokes favors the hosts to win outright and the 1.44 odds given to Monaco for the win will gain value if you use them in an accumulator.
Monaco are having mixed results both in Champions League as well as in Ligue 1. They are unable to score in Europe more than the goal they had against Bayer Leverkusen in the first round. In Ligue 1 Monaco is sporting an unbeaten run of three matches and their most recent result is a 1-3 win over Bastia. Borja Lopez, Berbatov and Moutinho are on their list on injured players, and with no return date set, Monaco are struggling to overcome the three points gap to the last Europa League place.
Reims just got eliminated from the Coupe de France after an Arels goal in extra-time. After the win against Montpellier, fans believed the team would be back on track, but a defeat at the hands of a team placed on the 19th place in Ligue 2 does not bode well for the future. This defeat also marked the end of Reims’ unbeaten run of three matches. Without Bastien, Albaek and Peuget, Reims are left to rely on Courtet and Moukandjo to deliver the goals.
Monaco might not be in great form, but at least they are unbeaten in all competitions in October, which would explain why Reims got 8.00 odds to win, when even the draw between the two has 4.00. Monaco to lead after 30 minutes has 2.65 odds, Reims 8.00 and over 2.5 goals has 1.90 odds. Reims has played relatively well, against teams from the upper part of the table, despite the 0-5 defeat to Marseille, and Monaco fail to score more than a goal so we are going to bet 7 units on AS Monaco to win by a one goal margin at 3.50 with Ladbrokes.