Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
All eyes will be on Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau when Nantes and Monaco face each other on Matchday 11. Following three consecutive wins in the French top flight, Nantes suffered a 1-0 loss to relegation strugglers Metz, but it is well known that they produce much better displays on home soil than on the travels.
Les Rouges et Blancs, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 3-1 loss to Montpellier, with the team beating Rennes 3-2 at the weekend thanks to Ben Yedder’s late goal. Monaco have been showing signs of improvement of late and since Nantes failed to impress in the 1-0 loss to Metz, we believe that away win should be considered. Yet another man to watch in the away team will be Islam Slimani, who scored his fifth goal of the season in the 3-2 win over Rennes.
Highlighted Player (Kalifa Coulibaly):
Kalifa Coulibaly is a Malian international who began his senior career at Paris Saint-Germain B. After spending four years at Parc des Princes, he moved to Charleroi in 2014 and the Malian striker scored seven goals in 31 league appearances for the Belgian outfit.
At the end of the season he left the club, signing a contract with Gent and he has been playing for De Buffalo’s ever since. Kalifa Coulibaly made his Gent debut on 9 August, 2015 in a 1-1 draw with Anderlecht. He scored four goals in 24 league games for the club in the 2015/2016 season, picking up just one yellow card in the process.
Coulibaly made his Mali debut on 15 October, 2013 in a 3-1 win over South Korea. He started the match from the bench, substituting Ousmane Coulibaly in the second half of the game. His contract with Gent expires on 30 June, 2019. Coulibaly’s main position is centre forward.
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.