Ligue 1 – AS Mónaco at home to Angers SCO
Twentieth placed Angers, are away to seventh placed Monaco on Sunday.
AS Mónaco’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 21 points this season
Monaco come to this match on the back of a victory, having beaten Lille 4-3 at Stade Pierre Mauroy.
Also, Monaco keep finding ways to win, having secured five victories in their last seven fixtures is astonishing this season. Now they have 6 matches won, 3 games lost and 3 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in seventh place, with a total of 21 points having won six games, drawn three meetings, and lost three matches.
When Monaco host Angers, they will do so on the back of two wins, two draws, and two losses on their own ground.
A victory for AS Mónaco would put them on 24 points.
Good Attacking Performance
Monaco have a good scoring record this season, with 23 netted so far (22 from open play and one penalty). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Wissam Ben Yedder (5), Breel Embolo (5), and Guillermo Maripan (2). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Monaco so far, having conceded 18 goals in their last fixtures so far.
Monaco’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Philippe Clement, ahead of this Sunday’s fixture against their opponents.
Struggling Angers SCO go to the Stade Louis II on Sunday and hope for a positive result
Angers must take a positive approach to this game, if they are to get anything out of, following their recent defeat to Rennes at Stade Raymond Kopa.
Also, With eight defeats in the last 10 games, Gerald Baticle’s Angers are justifiably in the bottom half of the table, very much looking at a relegation battle. With eight points, they currently sit twentieth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 2 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws having won two fixtures, drawn two games, and lost eight matches.
Angers will travel to Monaco with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with one victory, one draw, and three losse.
Winning this fixture will see Angers SCO on 11 points.
Angers are missing four players through injury or illness. This will affect Gerald Baticle’s selection choices significantly.
AS Mónaco v Angers SCO – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels Monaco and Angers have faced each other 21 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Monaco’s favour (13 – 4). Additionally, Monaco have tasted victory in twelve of the past 20 fixtures played against Angers. May 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and AS Mónaco took all three points winning 2-0.
For Monaco, Wissam Ben Yedder, one of their best scorers, has nettedfive goals in 12 League matches so far, while Sofiane Boufal contributed withthree goals in 12 League fixtures this Ligue 1 Season for Angers.
Other players of note for Monaco are Wissam Ben Yedder and Breel Embolo with five goals both and for Angers are Amine Salama and Adrien Hunou with three goals and three goals respectively.