Nice - Monaco

Regular Season - 21
Kickoff: 2024-02-11 09:45

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Nice - Monaco Predictions

Prediction: Nice or draw
Best odds: 1.42

As the Ligue 1 season edges past its halfway mark, a tantalizing fixture is on the horizon with Nice set to host Monaco at the Allianz Riviera. With both teams vying for Champions League spots, the outcome of this match could be pivotal in shaping the top of the table. Predictions are tipping towards a favorable result for Nice, but in football, the margins are fine, and Monaco is no pushover.

Key Players

Nice's impressive campaign so far can be attributed to several standout performers. Up front, Evann Guessand has been a revelation, with a rating of 6.66, and his sharpshooting has seen him notch 2 goals from 16 shots. In midfield, Hicham Boudaoui, with a rating of 6.79, has been the engine room, boasting 279 total passes and contributing to the scoreline with 2 goals. The talismanic Gaëtan Laborde leads the attack with 3 goals and an assist, proving to be a critical piece in Nice's offensive puzzle.

Monaco's attacking prowess comes in the form of Myron Boadu, who, despite a modest return of 1 goal, poses a constant threat with his pace and movement. The leading light for Monaco, however, has been Folarin Jerry Balogun, with a rating of 6.92, 4 goals, and 3 assists to his name. Not to be overlooked is the defensive rock, Guillermo Alfonso Maripán Loaysa, whose rating of 7.00 reflects his solid performances at the back, contributing to both defense and attack with 1 goal from his position.

Recent Form

Nice has been somewhat inconsistent in their last five outings, with a pattern of wins and losses (LWLWL). However, they remain strong contenders, sitting at 2nd place with 35 points and an impressive home record with no losses (6W, 3D). Monaco, just two points behind, has shown resilience (LWLWW) and will be looking to leapfrog their rivals with a victory.

Head-to-Head History

The head-to-head record between these two sides is evenly split in recent encounters. The previous meeting on September 22, 2023, saw Nice secure a 1-0 victory at Monaco's home ground. Earlier that year, on February 26, Nice stunned Monaco again with a 3-0 win, while Monaco claimed a narrow 1-0 win when they visited Nice on September 4, 2022.

Prediction

The predictions lean towards a Nice win or draw, with a "Double chance" advised. Nice's form at home and Monaco's struggles away from their own stadium tip the scales. The statistics also favor Nice, with a 45% chance of winning compared to Monaco's 10%. The head-to-head record is evenly matched, but with Nice's recent victories over Monaco, they may have the psychological edge.

In terms of goals, the prediction does not specify an over/under, but with Nice's goals home at -2.5 and Monaco's goals away at -1.5, a low-scoring affair could be on the cards. The total percent home (58.3%) against total percent away (41.7%) further cements the expectation of a home side advantage.

To sum up, the match promises to be a closely contested affair with high stakes. While Nice is favored, Monaco's attacking threats cannot be underestimated. The prediction hinges on Nice's solid home form and recent success against Monaco, coupled with the individual brilliance of players like Evann Guessand and Gaëtan Laborde. This Sunday could very well see Nice strengthen their grip on a Champions League spot, but as always in football, anything can happen once the whistle blows.

Prediction probabilities

Strength

58%
42%

Attacking Potential

40%
60%

Defensive Potential

62%
38%

Poisson Distribution

81%
19%

Stregth H2H

50%
50%

Goals H2H

60%
40%

Wins the game

59%
42%

Nice - Monaco Head to Head

Ligue 1 standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Paris Saint Germain players, news and schedule Paris Saint Germain 28 18 9 1 65 24 41 63
2 Stade Brestois 29 players, news and schedule Stade Brestois 29 28 15 8 5 41 23 18 53
3 Lille players, news and schedule Lille 28 13 10 5 42 25 17 49
4 Monaco players, news and schedule Monaco 27 14 7 6 52 38 14 49
5 Nice players, news and schedule Nice 28 12 8 8 28 22 6 44
6 Lens players, news and schedule Lens 28 12 7 9 37 30 7 43
7 Reims players, news and schedule Reims 28 11 7 10 35 36 -1 40
8 Marseille players, news and schedule Marseille 28 10 9 9 41 33 8 39
9 Rennes players, news and schedule Rennes 27 10 9 8 40 33 7 39
10 Lyon players, news and schedule Lyon 27 10 5 12 31 41 -10 35
11 Toulouse players, news and schedule Toulouse 28 8 9 11 32 36 -4 33
12 Strasbourg players, news and schedule Strasbourg 28 8 9 11 30 39 -9 33
13 Montpellier players, news and schedule Montpellier 28 8 9 11 35 40 -5 32
14 LE Havre players, news and schedule LE Havre 28 6 10 12 27 36 -9 28
15 Nantes players, news and schedule Nantes 27 8 4 15 26 42 -16 28
16 Lorient players, news and schedule Lorient 28 6 8 14 35 52 -17 26
17 Metz players, news and schedule Metz 28 6 5 17 28 48 -20 23
18 Clermont Foot players, news and schedule Clermont Foot 28 4 9 15 20 47 -27 21