Monaco vs Nancy Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Monaco vs Nancy predictions ahead of the second semi-final in the French League Cup. Will Nancy be able to cause a huge shock on Wednesday night? Read on for our match preview and free betting tips.
Monaco VS Nancy Predictions
Full Time: 1 - 0
Handicap Tip: Monaco -1.5 lose
Reason For Monaco VS Nancy Betting Tips
Can Monaco continue their fantastic season by booking a place in the Coupe de la Ligue final? They’re currently top of Ligue 1 after overtaking Nice last weekend, while they’re set to test an out of sorts Manchester City in the Champions League next month. Despite that, this is still their best chance of silverware this season, and success here could see them kick on and achieve greater things. The hosts are heavy favourites to progress ahead of their clash with 12th placed Nancy.
The away side won at Saint Etienne and Nantes in the previous rounds, but this is set to be a much more difficult trip. They’re up against Ligue 1’s strongest home record, so it’s clearly a step up. Monaco come in to this game having scored twice or more in 91% of their home league matches.
Meanwhile, Nancy have an awful away record in Ligue 1, finding the net just 0.4 times per game. They’ve failed to find the net in 70% of their matches on the road. Obviously that’s going to make things difficult against the top scoring side in Europe, one who are on course to claim the French title in a few months’ time.
The hosts have kept a clean sheet in 45% of their home matches, while they’ve let in less than a goal per game this season. Everything points to a big victory for Monaco. That’s especially true given their last meeting, which saw Nancy hammered 6-0 at the Stade Louis II earlier this term. That result added to the Red and Whites’ fantastic scoring ratio, which has seen them score 3.45 goals per match at home.
Given the respective form ahead of this clash, the main question seems to be how many goals will Monaco win by? The hosts are odds on favourites on the win market, but there is still value on them here. The Ligue 1 leaders are 37/40 with a -1.5 Asian Handicap, and that seems like a very likely outcome. Monaco have won by two or more goals in 78% of their league victories, while 75% of Nancy’s away defeats have been by a two goal margin or greater. That’s why we’re backing them to win by two, and we’re going for a 3-0 correct score at 7/1 with bet365, given how poor the visitors are going forward.