Monaco vs Amiens Soccer match will be on Dec 8th, 2019 at 00:30 UTC on Stade Louis II. Check Ligue 1 Football match preview and betting tips.
Monaco vs Amiens Football Match Preview
Monaco will host Amiens at the Stade Louis II in the Ligue 1 on Saturday.
AS Monaco Match Form
Monaco’s season has taken a turn for the better in recent weeks. They are in 13th place, a healthy margin above the relegation zone. Leonardo Jardim’s side did not start as well, and they were staring at another relegation battle. But some improved results have pushed them up the table. Monaco have won four out of the last six league games. They also claimed a 2-1 win over Marseille in the Coupe de la Ligue, which was a promising result.
They faced Toulouse last weekend and recorded a 2-1 win. Wissam Ben Yedder gave them the lead, but Yaya Sanogo equalised in the first half with a penalty. Substitute Gelson Martins scored in the 84th minute to clinch the three points for Monaco. It was a deserved win, as they had more efforts on target compared to Toulouse. Those two goals took the tally for Monaco to 23 this season. Only three teams can better that in the league, which is an encouraging sign. Ben Yedder has scored ten of those, which is a great percentage.
Islam Slimani has also chipped in with six goals, but he is ruled out due to injury. Jean-Kevin Augustin started against Toulouse in his absence. Gelson Martins or Keita Balde could replace him against Amiens. On the other side, their defence has let them down at times. Monaco have conceded 25 goals in 15 games so far.
Amiens Match Form
Amiens are in 17th place, just one point above Metz in 18th place. That is the relegation playoff place, and Amiens narrowly avoided it last season. They have lost three games on the bounce, which has resulted in their fall in the table. Amiens conceded three or more goals in all those games, including four in two of those. Last week they succumbed to a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Montpellier.
Ferney Otero received a red card for Amiens, which was the turning point of the game. Amiens were on a six-game unbeaten run before these three successive losses. Their momentum is derailed now, and manager Luka Elsner will want to get back to winning ways.
Only Toulouse in the last place have conceded more league goals this season. If they can tighten things at the back a win is likely against Monaco. Amiens’ game against Stade Reims was postponed, so they have a game in hand over most teams around them.
Monaco have won the last two games between these two sides. Both the wins were by 2-0 scorelines, and Amiens have not beaten Monaco since 2011. They have scored just once in the last four head to head encounters.
AS Monaco vs Amiens Betting Tips
Monaco will be the favourites to claim the three points and extend Amiens’ losing run. The total goals should be more than 2.5 as both sides are leaky at the back. But Monaco will have the edge, and the likes of Wissam Ben Yedder should lead their side to victory.