Monaco will look to end their recent poor run when they host Angers in a Ligue 1 clash at the Stade Louis II. The home team have struggled in the last few weeks but should end disappointing spell with victory.
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Leonardo Jardim’s team are coming off a poor 1-1 draw at home to lowly Nimes in their previous Ligue 1 fixture. It was yet another bad performance from the Principality club as they were made to come from behind to secure the point thanks to Radamel Falcao.The 2016-17 champions have struggled this season, especially at home where they are yet to win a match. They are currently on a six match winless run in all competitions and are down in 12th on the Ligue 1 table.Falcao has been one of the few shining lights in a poor campaign for Monaco this season. The Colombian striker has scored three goals in five matches for the hosts and is expected to continue as the lone man in attack with Stevan Jovetic still out injured.
Stephane Moulin’s men held high-flying Toulouse to a draw in their previous outing last Saturday. They put up a decent performance and created several goal scoring opportunities but failed to put the ball in the back of the net.The visitors appear to have turned a corner after a poor start to the season that saw them suffer defeats in their opening two matches of the campaign. They are now unbeaten in their last three league outings with two of those fixtures ending in wins.
Monaco have been the dominant team in recent matches with seven wins in their previous 11 meetings. They have also won five of their last six fixtures against Angers, keeping clean sheets on all five occasions.Jardim’s team did the double over the visitors last season, claiming a 1-0 home win before securing a 4-0 victory at the Stade Raymond Kopa in the reverse fixture.
Radamel Falcao appears to be the man carrying the attacking threat for Monaco at the moment. The 32-year-old has scored three goals in five matches this season and will be confident of getting the better of Mateo Pavlovic and Ismael Traore at the back for Angers.At the other end of the pitch, the duo of Kamil Glik and Kevin N’Doram have been less than solid this season. They will, however, be confident of shutting out Bahoken and Manga, both of whom have struggled in attack for Angers.
Monaco have won 7 of their previous 11 matches against Angers SCO (All Competitions).
Monaco have seen Under 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 home matches (Ligue 1).
Monaco have kept clean sheets in 3 of their last 4 home matches against Angers (All Competitions).
Angers have lost 10 of their last 15 away matches (Ligue 1).
Angers have failed to score in 5 of their last 6 matches against Monaco (All Competitions).
Monaco may have struggled in their recent matches but they are due a win. With their impressive record against Angers, they should secure a slim victory on Tuesday.