Ligue 1 – Match-day 16: Angers SCO v AS Mónaco

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Wednesday at the Stade Raymond Kopa, as Angers host Monaco in the Ligue 1.

It’s a clash of sixth vs ninth, as Angers host Monaco at the Stade Raymond Kopa.

Angers SCO have so far accrued 22 points in this season of the Ligue 1

Whilst a disappointing 2-2 draw against RC Lens in their last game, is not the worst result they could have experienced, Angers will be keen to improve the result in this fixture.

Also, with seven draws in 13 games, Angers need to develop a strategy for getting over the line in games. With 22 points, they currently sit sixth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 5 wins, 3 losses and 7 draws having won five meetings, drawn seven matches, and lost three games.

When Angers host Monaco, they will do so on the back of four wins, one draw, and two losse on their own ground.

A victory for Angers SCO would put them on 25 points.

It is likely that four key players will miss Wednesday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Gerald Baticle and his Angers team.

AS Mónaco have 20 points to their name, going into this tie

A 3rd successive, disappointing result for Monaco will not be acceptable for Niko Kovac’s team. They will see this fixture as an opportunity to turn their form around after drawing 1-1 at RC Strasburg and 2-2 at Lille.

Also, Monaco seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with three draws in three fixtures. They currently stand ninth in the League, with 20 points for a total of 5 wins, 5 losses and 5 draws having won five games, drawn five fixtures, and lost five meetings.

Monaco’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Angers. In the 7 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won two matches, drawn two meetings, and lost three fixtures.

AS Mónaco will have 23 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Monaco are missing four players through injury or illness. This will affect Niko Kovac’s selection choices significantly.

Angers SCO v AS Mónaco – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Monaco with a greater number of wins. In the last 19 meetings, they have enjoyed 11 victories, to Angers’s four victories. In addition, the last 19 fixtures against Monaco have resulted in eleven wins for Angers. In their most recent meeting of this fixture The Monégasques delivered a 0-1 away win. Previous matches between these teams have been high-scoring affairs and the odds of both sides finding the net on Wednesday are high (58.82%) so it should be an entertaining match.

Monaco are odds on to win at 44.05 percent.

Performance Report

For Angers, Thomas Mangani is one of the top performing players after having scored
four goals in 15 League games this season, while Wissam Ben Yedder is a top performing player who has scored
eight goals in 15 League fixtures so far for Monaco.

Other standout players for Angers are Sofiane Boufal and Ismael Traore with four goals and three goals respectively and for Monaco are Kevin Volland and Sofiane Diop with three goals and three goals respectively.

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