Stadium: Louis II (Monaco)
Monaco have not suffered a single defeat in the current Europa League competition. The bookmakers are very cautious about opting for Monaco as the favourites in their home clash against PSV. Should we take advantage of that and bet on the home side?Claim Your Sign-Up Bonus!
The Europa League can be called a kind of escape for Monaco this season. In the group stage of European competitions, the team scored 7 points in 3 rounds and topped their group. At the same time, the Monegasques cannot find any stability in their home league. They have won 2 wins and suffered two defeats in 4 games. The French club does not have any major problems with their squad: Krepin Diatta, Eliot Matazo, and Cesc Fabregas cannot be considered irreplaceable.
The day before, Niko Kovac’s men suffered a 2-0 defeat away to Brest in Ligue 1. The meeting was uneventful as the teams took only 12 shots on goal, 5 of which were scored by Monaco. Gelson Martins could have turned the game around when, with the score at 0-1, he missed the ball from an excellent position. The opponents also failed to convert a perfect chance.
The club from Eindhoven is also in for a storm this season, although they are sitting in second place in the Eredivisie. PSV have no problem facing a club from the bottom half of the table before losing to Feyenoord (0-4) or Ajax (0-5). In the Europa League, the team has picked up 4 points in 3 rounds, and they are still behind Monaco and Real Sociedad. Cody Gakpo missed the last two rounds of the domestic championship, and it is not certain that he will recover in time for the match against Monaco. Richard Ledezma, Ritsu Doan, and Noni Madueke are still sidelined.
Roger Schmidt’s side still bounced back from their defeat in Amsterdam, beating Twente 5-2 at home last week. The teams went into the break at 2-2, with PSV conceding one of their goals after a crazy long-range strike. In the 2nd half, the club from Eindhoven scored three goals in 10 minutes, and in the end, Maximiliano Romero missed another perfect chance. After conceding two goals, PSV were almost flawless in defence, allowing only one shot from outside the box in 45 minutes. Yorbe Vertessen and Carlos Vinicius were the main protagonists of the game, with two goals each.
Expert Betting Tips
This season, Monaco play well in defense, but their opponents do not forgive even the slightest fouls. In their away game against PSV, the French club was smart to contain the pressure and acted primarily on the counterattack. The visitors are still unstable, but the 2nd half against Twente was encouraging. First of all, it was the defence that impressed, and maybe the club from Eindhoven can get points thanks to some solid actions in their penalty box. I propose to bet on the following outcomes:
- Total Under 2.5 goals for 2.00;
- X for 3.60;
- Correct score - 0:0 for 10.50.