There will be a huge match in France’s top flight on Sunday, as the Derby de la Cote d’Azur is staged between AS Monaco and Nice. Both sides come into this fixture in excellent recent form, and it will be captivating viewing to see which way it goes.
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This looks set to be an exciting derby match between Monaco and Nice this weekend, as both sides come into the fixture in excellent recent form. Monaco will have to deal with a quick turnaround after playing in the Europa League on Thursday, but their domestic form has been excellent in recent weeks. They come into this fixture having won each of their previous four, which has seen them move up to third in the standings.
Their winning run was maintained last weekend, as they claimed a 2-1 win away from home against Brest. Aleksandr Golovkin and Myrou Boadu scored the goals in that victory, but this already looks as though it will be a tougher assignment this weekend.
Nice come into this fixture in identical form to Monaco over their previous five, as they have also picked up four wins and a draw over that period. However, they still only sit eighth in the standings after making a slow start to the season. But, a victory this weekend would edge them closer towards challenging for a top five place, as they are currently just five points off fifth.
Nice were slightly disappointing in their previous fixture, as they couldn’t make a breakthrough against Reims at home. The hosts managed just one shot on target in that stalemate, and they will need to offer more attacking quality this weekend if they are to claim maximum points against their rivals.
AS Monaco vs Nice Head to Head
Nice is winless in their previous five matches against Monaco, losing four times over that period. Meanwhile, Monaco boasts a seven game unbeaten run in home fixtures against Nice, winning on five occasions during that run.
AS Monaco vs Nice Prediction
Monaco has been in excellent form over their previous four outings, and they look good value to keep that run going this weekend. However, we could see this match ending in a draw, as only Barcelona and Nantes have kept more clean sheets in 2023 than Nice.
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