Strasbourg vs Monaco – Ligue 1 : Being the only team within the top spots of the Ligue 1 that is no longer on the European competitions
AS Monaco will have, once again, the right to play first on this Ligue 1’s round, playing on Friday night against Strasbourg.
This competitive focus on Ligue 1 might also have helped Monaco managing to gain some distance over their rivals on the fight for 2nd place, which means they are, at the moment, the best placed team to join Paris SG on the direct entrance in the Champions League.
Strasbourg managed to string together an excellent streak of results between October and December, moment where they took advantage to leapfrog on the league table and find quieter surroundings for a team that,
at the start of the season, was seen as a team that would be somewhat below the competitive level of the Ligue 1.
After finding the rhythm of the competition, however, the team is now going through a period of less momentum, with 3 winless matches, losing against Paris SG and Caen and drawing against Montpellier.
They were also eliminated from the Coupe de France against Chambly, team from the French 3rd division, that way missing out on the semi-finals of the competition.
AS Monaco hasn’t lost a match in Ligue 1 since November 29th, showcasing a great consistency on the competition from the moment they’ve abandoned the Champions League.
Leonardo Jardim’s team is still on the Coupe de La Ligue, but the 2nd place in the league might interest them more going into the future.
Strasbourg vs Monaco – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Understanding this season as a transition season, the Portuguese manager is once again showing signs of the quality of his work,
not allowing the team to sunk upon the defined objectives and, even taking into consideration that they were unlucky at times, managing, at the end of the season, to get something positive out of this season.
To continue on that line, the expected result here is seeing Monaco defeating Strasbourg.