Match day 3
Stade Louis II
AS Monaco are back in action in game 3 as they welcome RC Lens to the Stade Louis II for their first encounter of the season. They have made a brilliant start to the campaign, even though they would have hoped for a 100% win record but there’s still room for improvement for the team as the season gains momentum. They managed to hold Nantes to a 3-3 draw in their last match and a win at home in front of their supporters will help get their confidence to its highest level.
RC Lens have proven to be difficult opponents for any team in the Ligue 1 in the past season, but their start to this campaign has been somewhat disappointing as they are yet to win a single game this season. They lost their last game by 3-1 to PSG away from home and they are desperate to pick up that first win of the season.Grab Your Signup Bonus
AS Monaco’s season is going according to plan and now they intend to maintain the momentum but they have got a tough fixture on their hands against a desperate RC Lens side. They won their opening 2 games of the season against Clermont Foot (4-2) and Strasbourg (3-0). But in their last game, they only managed to play out a 3-3 draw against Nantes.
In the 3-3 draw with Nantes, AS Monaco were trailing 2-1 in the first half. Mostafa Mohammed gave Nantes the opening goal from the spot in the 5th minute and then Jean-Charles Castelletto doubled their lead in the 15th minute, before AS Monaco pulled one back through Takumi Minamino in the 27th minute. In the second half, Nantes scored first with Mostafa Mohammed scoring once again in the 48th minute and then AS Monaco grabbed another goal in the 58th minute through Wissam Ben Yedder. And in the 85th minute AS Monaco scored their third goal through Myron Boadu to end the game as a draw at full time.
AS Monaco are currently at the very top of the table with 7 points from 3 matches. They had 2 2 wins, 1 draw and 0 defeats and a goal ratio of 10:5.
Streaks: no losses (3), more than 2.5 goals (4/5), both teams scoring (4/5), less than 4.5 cards (10/10).
RC Lens’ form this season has been shocking as they have carried their struggles from the preseason into the league campaign. They are desperate for answers to their poor form and their fans will be hoping to see a more improved side in the match against AS Monaco. Lens failed to win any of their opening 3 games of the season, losing the first to Stade Brest (3-2), then playing a 1-1 draw with Rennes and losing 3-1 to PSG in their last game.
The game against PSG was tough for the Lens team who fell behind to Marco Asensio’s opening goal in the 44th minute. In the second half, Kylian Mbappe doubled PSG’s lead to two goals and then scored his second goal in the 90th minute. RC Lens only managed to pull one goal back late in the game, as Morgan Guilavogui put the ball past the PSG keeper in the 95th minute but it was too late to mount a response and they lost by 3-1 at full time. RC Lens had only 34% possession, 4 shots on target and 5 corner kicks in that game.
With the current rankings, RC Lens find themselves in 16th spot, with 1 point from 3 matches. They had 0 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats and a goal aggregate of 4:7.
Streaks: no wins (6), without a clean sheet (4), both teams scoring (5/6), less than 4.5 cards (8/10).
Head to Head
AS Monaco and RC Lens have faced each other 20 times in the past. AS Monaco won 8 matches, while RC Lens won 5 matches and 7 matches ended in a draw.
- RC Lens have not lost in the last 3 matches against AS Monaco
- AS Monaco are without a clean sheet in the last 5 matches against RC Lens
- There were more than 2.5 goals scored in 4/5 matches
- RC Lens scored first in 4/5 matches.
- There were more than 4.5 cards shown in 5/7 matches.
Expert Betting Tips
AS Monaco have scored 10 goals and conceded 5 in 3 Ligue 1 matches this season. Analysis showed, they scored an average of 3.3 goals per game and they had a 20% goal conversion rate. It also showed they created an average of 4.7 big chances per game and missed an average of 2.0 chances per game. They also played an average of 16.7 shots per game and had an average of 7.3 on target per game. Their average ball possession was 55.7% and they played an average of 5.3 corners per game. Defensively, they conceded an average of 1.7 goals per game and have kept 1 clean sheet.
Marseille have scored 4 goals and conceded 7 in 3 Ligue 1 matches this season. Analysis showed, they scored an average of 1.3 goals per game and they had a 11% goal conversion rate. It also showed they created an average of 1.0 big chances per game and missed an average of 0.7 chances per game. They also played an average of 11.7 shots per game and had an average of 3.3 on target per game. Their average ball possession was 45.3% and they played an average of 8.0corners per game. Defensively, they conceded an average of 2.3 goals per game and have kept 0 clean sheet.
- AS Monaco Win Corners at 1.93 Odds
- Home Win or Draw and Over 1.5 Goals at 1.65 Odds
- More than 2.5 Goals at 1.61 Odds