AS Monaco’s great last Ligue 1 season was mainly due to Falcao being in great form and leading the team to the second place on the table and earning an automatic Champions League qualification. William Hill points out that Monaco is the overall favorite, but this time around they would have to adjust to selling out their most prolific assists-maker James Rodriguez to Real Madrid and most likely losing out Falcao to the same team.
Lorient managed to finish somewhere in the middle of the Ligue 1 table thus avoiding any relegation worries, mainly due to their goalscorer Aboubakar, who finished second on the goalscorer list for last season. On the bright side of things, Lorient will not be able to count on their newest signing for this match as Jordan Ayew is serving a suspension. AS Monaco will also have to work around Borja Lopez’ knee ligament injury, as well as Raggi’s suspension, but in their favor stands the fact that last season they only managed to lose once at home.
AS Monaco’s latest result is a 1-0 win over Arsenal in the Emirates Cup, which puts Falcao in prime position to score more than two goals, at 3.75 with William Hill. Over 3.5 goals is at 3.25, a goal in the first five minutes is priced up at 8.00, and both teams to score is at 2.20. We are going to bet 7 units on Monaco winning both halves at 2,87, but you could also place a bet on AS Monaco to win to nil at 2.05 with William Hill.
AS Monaco: Team’s Formation
Lorient: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
AS Monaco winning both halves