Ligue 1 – AS Mónaco to face Troyes on Match-day 5

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Wednesday Ligue 1 action from the Stade Louis II, as Monaco take on Troyes.

This clash sees twelfth placed Monaco, welcome fifteenth placed Troyes to the Stade Louis II.

AS Mónaco’s Ligue 1 season, has so far seen them gain five points, going into this game

Losing home to RC Lens 1-4, which followed them drawing away to Paris Saint-Germain 1-1, this is a worrying run of form for Monaco Manager Philippe Clement, who goes into this fixture, knowing that only a positive result will be good enough.

Also, Monaco have developed a habit of drawing football matches this season, which is reflected by their position in the table. With five points (1W, 1L and 2D), they are established in twelfth position in the League having won one game, drawn two games, and lost one game.

Playing at home, Monaco have drawn one game and lost one game.

A win in this fixture would take AS Mónaco’s points to 8 in the League.

Monaco may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

Troyes go into this match with three points secured

Following two straight wins for Troyes in their most recent games, they will be keen to continue that form going into this fixture.

Also, Troyes need to get out of the losing habit, with three recorded in the last four meetings. They currently stand fifteenth in the League, with three points for a total of 1 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws having won one game and lost three fixtures.

Troyes will travel to Monaco with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with two defeats.

Troyes will have 6 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Troyes, in terms of goals scored (6). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Florian Tardieu (2), Mama Balde (2), and Renaud Ripart (1). Troyes have shown a very poor defensive solidity, having conceded 11 goals in their previous games.

Going into Wednesday’s game, Bruno Irles without two of his players, due to illness or injury.

AS Mónaco v Troyes – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Monaco and Troyes have faced each other 21 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Monaco’s favour (13 – 4). Additionally, seven of the previous nine meetings between Monaco and Troyes have resulted in a Monaco win. April 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and The Monégasques took all three points winning 2-1.

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