Monaco missed a week of competition after the clash with Montpellier was suspended due to heavy rain, but the Derby de la Cote d’Azur is set to take place this Friday evening. The referee of the aforementioned clash suspended all attempts to start and there is no determined date for the replay although the tickets will be valid for the rematch. Now Nice will host Monaco at Allianz Riviera in an attempt to continue their unbeaten run of six matches.
Both teams are hit by injuries and suspensions, but if Moutinho could return for Monaco, Digard and Bohmer will miss for Nice. Monaco are currently on the 5th place in Ligue 1, Nice are 9th and there is a six points gap between the two. The last three head to head matches saw only one goal scored, and the last time Monaco scored more than once was back in 2013. Nice come from three identical goalless draws and will be willing to find the back of the next prior to a crucial week for their European ambitions.
Monaco conceded their first goal in 2015 when they lost against Guinamp, a team that played with 10 men from the get to go, which is the 22nd minute. Diawara is expected to deny Berbatov the goal and a potential win will put Nice above Montepellier in the table. AS Monaco are nine points away from the Champions League this season, and their away record suggests two losses and three wins in the last five Ligue 1 away games.
The visitors are the favorites for the three points despite injury worries, even if they manage to win by just one goal. A Nice win has 3.00 odds, a goalless draw has 6.50 odd and both teams to score have 2.30 odds. We are betting 7 units on an AS Monaco win with 2.40 odds from Unibet even if you could very well place a bet on Nice leading at halftime with 3.75 odds or AS Monaco for the same market with 3.20 odds. Over 1.5 goals in the second half has 2.80 odds, Nice to win at least one half with 2.12 odds and AS Monaco with 1.81 odds for the same market from Unibet.