MATCH PREVIEW: Strasbourg 2-1 Monaco (FRANCE: Ligue 1) ::: – ::: FREE SOCCER TIPS

20 October, 19:00
FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 10
Strasbourg 2-1 Monaco

TIPS: Over 1.5 Goals | Odds: 1.30 | Result: 2:1 WIN!!!


Strasbourg will be looking to extend their two-game winning streak at home in this Ligue 1 (L1) encounter, as they take on a troubled Monaco side that have not won a league fixture since the opening round! The visitors also have a world star, and game changer, on the touchline.
The ‘Strasbourgeois’ come into this clash on the back of a dramatic 2-2 draw away to Angers before the international break. If Thierry Laurey’s men win this one, it will be the first time since February/March 2005 that any Strasbourg side has recorded three-straight home wins in the top flight.
Currently on their worst league run since January-March 2008, Monaco’s 2-1 home defeat to Rennes in their last outing made it eight consecutive games without a win (D3, L5). Encouragingly for new Monaco manager Thierry Henry however, Monaco teams have won their last three L1 trips to Strasbourg, scoring at least two goals in each of them.
In 42 previous top-flight meetings at the Stade de la Meinau against Monaco, Strasbourg have returned a balance record of: W15, D15, L12, and an overall goal difference of +12 (GF 63, GA 51).
Players to watch: Strasbourg forward Lebo Mothiba has scored three goals in his last two games in L1. He will face off against Monaco’s star striker Falcao who has four goals and one assist so far this season.
Stat attack: The hosts have scored at least two goals in five of their last six L1 games.
On the road, all of Monaco’s five goals in this campaign have arrived in the second-half.
Strasbourg have been awarded the lowest number of corners per home game in L1 so far, averaging 2.25 a game.

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