AS Monaco will be looking to maintain their perfect start to the new season on Friday, as they come up against Nantes. A victory will see them maintain their hold at the top of the Ligue 1 standings before their rivals get the opportunity to respond.
Ligue 1 Preview
It has been an excellent start to the new season for Monaco, as they are the early leaders in Ligue 1 after picking up back-to-back wins at the start of the new season. They maintained their excellent form following a 4-2 win on the opening day of the season when they returned to action on Sunday.
The team was in excellent form in their first match in front of their home fans, as they recorded a strong 3-0 success against Strasbourg. Takumi Minamino was in excellent form in front of goal, as the former Liverpool star scored twice in the opening 36 minutes. Wissam Ben Yedder added a third in the second period. It is the first time since 2017-18 that Monaco have recorded victories in their opening two matches of the season.
It has been a slow start to the new season for Nantes, as they currently sit in the relegation places after suffering back-to-back defeats. Their most recent loss was suffered on the road on Sunday, as they lost 2-0 against Lille. Their hard work came undone in the final half an hour, as they let their rivals score twice in the closing stages.
It could be a challenging season for Nantes this term, as they have picked up just 22 points from their last 24 matches. No side has picked up fewer points over the same amount of games in Ligue 1.
Nantes vs Monaco Head to Head
Monaco has an excellent record in this fixture, as they are unbeaten in ten matches against Nantes in Ligue 1. However, three of the previous four have ended in draws, which includes a 2-2 tie in this exact fixture last season.
Nantes vs Monaco Prediction
Monaco have started the new season in excellent form, and they look great value to continue their strong start to the new campaign this weekend. We could see the visitors claiming victory, with over 2.5 goals being scored in the Ligue 1 match.
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