On Saturday, at 19:00, Strasbourg will receive the visit of AS Monaco in a match for the 10th round of Ligue 1. The match will take place at the “Stade de la Meinau” in Strasbourg.
Resurrection of France’s en-titre vice-champion.
Lost in relegation after 9 stages and with only one success in the last 15 matches, AS Monaco enters a new era: that of the legend of Arsenal and the Gallic Root national Thierry Henry. To the extent that we can not accurately assess what percentage of the fault of the situation in Monaco belongs to the former technician Leonardo Jardim, since much of his lot was sold for hundreds of millions of euros, we will only have one overall picture of the Portuguese coach. So, Jardim’s history, and the present belongs to the Monegasque resuscitation mission, a mission that Henry starts at “Stade de la Meinau”. Strasbourg is a solid home team, currently ranked 9th in Ligue 1, where it’s the place, but our arguments are based on infusion of adrenaline and motivation that, hopefully, Henry will instill it its students.
In the last ten direct confrontations between the two bands, AS Monaco was imposed seven times, while the other three duels ended in a draw;
The previous direct dispute took place in the last season’s return of Ligue 1, when Monaco beat “Stade de Meinau”, score 3-1;
Strasbourg’s last success in front of Monegasc dates back to November 2002 from a 1-0;
Strasbourg (3-4-1-2): Sels-Caci, Mitrovic, Kone-Lala, Sissoko, Grimm, Carole-Thomasson-Costa, Mothiba
AS Monaco (4-2-3-1): Subasic – Toure, Sidibe, Glik, Henrichs – Bennasser, Aholou – Grandsir, Golovin, Chadli – Falcao
Given the circumstances of this game, we expect a solid evolution of the guests under the command of the new coach. In fact, we think bookmakers pay more than a generous share of such a scenario, as Henry’s coming into the breast of the Monegasque band should change things in the locker room, making a parallel to Zidane’s arrival on Real’s bench. In this context, we think AS Monaco will get a positive result Saturday evening in Strasbourg.
PREDICTION: X2 @ 1.46