There will be a big fixture in the race for European places in Ligue 1 on Wednesday evening, as AS Monaco look to record a fifth straight victory to put the pressure on the sides above them. Nice will be looking for a second straight win to move up to third.
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The battle to finish in the Champions League places in the French top-flight looks set to go down until the final day of the season. Nice are currently in a strong position to challenge for a place in the top three, but their turbulent form in the second half of the season means that they can’t afford any more poor results.
They currently sit fourth in the Ligue 1 standings, and are just two points behind Rennes. However, they have picked up just one victory in their previous five attempts. That victory was recorded in their most recent fixture in the French top-flight, as they claimed a 2-1 home success against Lorient. Andy Delort scored twice in that win for Nice, with his winning goal coming two minutes from time.
Monaco are the in-form side in Ligue 1 at this stage of the season, as they have won their last four games. However, that is still only enough to see them sit sixth in the overall standings. They are level on points with Strasbourg, and just three away from Rennes, who sit in the final Champions League spot at present.
Monaco could move level on points with Rennes with a victory at home on Wednesday, and confidence within the camp should be high. Their most recent success was a 3-2 win on the road against Rennes. Their late winner in that fixture was scored in the 77th minute by Myron Boadu. Vanderson and Wissam Ben Yedder scored the other goals in the win.
AS Monaco vs Nice Head to Head
Monaco are unbeaten in their previous three against Nice, which includes two victories that they have recorded. Nice’s only win against Monaco in the previous four attempts came in March 2020. The meeting earlier in the campaign saw the sides play out an entertaining 2-2 draw in September.
AS Monaco vs Nice Prediction
This is a huge game for both sides. It is tempting to go for the Monaco win given the form that they have been in. However, the both teams to score bet could be the best selection, as this would have been a winning selection in the previous five matches.
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