Our football match prediction:
Monaco failed to bounce back from a heavy 4-1 Champions League defeat to Leipzig, with the team losing to star-studded Paris Saint-Germain in the Ligue 1 derby at the weekend (1-2). Les Rouges et Blancs remained in second place in the standings, but they are now nine points behind the league leaders, thus they will have a mountain to climb in the remainder of the season if they are to regain the title. Monaco are low on confidence ahead of the trip to Nantes and that is probably the main reason why away win should not be considered. Les Canaris, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to the likes of PSG and Rennes and, taking everything into account, we predict the two sides are going to play out a draw at Stade de le Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau. You should bear in mind that Nantes failed to score in previous six meetings with Monaco in the French top flight.
Highligted Player (Diego Carlos):
Diego Carlos is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Nantes as a defender. His main position is centre-back and his preferred foot is right. Diego Carlos began his youth career at America-SP and in 2010 he moved to Desportivo Brasil. After spending the 2012/2013 season on loan at Sao Paulo, the 185-cm-tall defender returned to Desportivo Brasil. However, he made his first-team debut with Madureira during his spell with the club (2014). In 2014 Diego Carlos signed a contract with Portuguese club Estoril Praia and he scored two goals in 39 appearances for the Primeira Liga club. It has to be noted, though, that he played for Porto B (on loan) in the 2014/2015 season. Diego Carlos moved to French club Nantes in the summer of 2016 and you should bear in mind that he quickly established himself as a first-team regular with les Canaris. The Brazilian footballer scored two goals in 34 appearances for Nantes in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign. His contract with the Ligue 1 side expires on June 20, 2021.
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.