Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
After dropping two points in a 1-1 draw with Nantes, Monaco will be looking to record their first win of the season when they take on Lorient at Stade du Moustoir. Les Rouges et Blancs failed to turn their dominance into victory in the season opener, and, no doubt, they need to improve offensively if they are to stay in the title race. Important attacker Wissam Ben Yedder is widely expected to return to the starting XI, whereas all Diatta, Lecomte, and Maripan are likely to miss the game through injuries.
Les Merlus, on the other hand, kicked off the new Ligue 1 campaign with a 1-1 draw with St Etienne. Boisgard (illness) is rated doubtful for the match, while all Diarra, Lecoeuche, and Mouyokolo have been struggling with injuries. Anyhow, given the attacking potential of the two sides, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score.
Highlighted Player (Thomas Monconduit):
Thomas Monconduit is a product of Auxerre football academy. The midfielder made a great progress during his spell with the Stade de l’Abbe-Deschamps outfit and continued playing for the club at senior level. Monconduit scored three goals in 63 appearances for Auxerre II and he played 42 games for the first team from 2012 to 2014.
In 2015 he joined Amiens and you should bear in mind that the 178-cm-tall midfielder made 36 appearances for les Licornes in the 2016/2017 Ligue 2 campaign. Amiens finished the season in second place in the standings and, as a result, they secured promotion to the French top flight. Thomas Monconduit scored three goals during the season and, no doubt, he played a very important role in Christophe Pelissier’s team in the 2016/2017 season.
His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well. Thomas Monconduit has a contract with Amiens which expires on June 30, 2018 and his preferred foot is right. Louis DENOLLE is the player’s agent.
Highlighted Team (Monaco):
Though based in Monaco, Les Rouges et Blances – as they are commonly referred to – play their games in the French football league system. Members of the top tier Ligue 1, Monaco play their home matches at the Stade Louis II in Fontvieille in front of 18,500 people. The Principality club boasts a turbulent history, which saw Monaco reach the highest heights of both domestic and international scene, but also get relegated to the amateur leagues at the very beginnings and to Ligue 2 in 2010-11 season.
The following year AS Monaco were acquired by the Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, whose heavy investments turned the Principality club into one of the biggest spenders in Europe in 2013 and reestablishing its place among Europe’s top clubs.
AS Monaco have had notable European results in the modern football era having been runners-up in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1992 and the UEFA Champions League in 2004. One of the most successful clubs in France AS Monaco have so far won seven league titles and five Coupe de France trophies.