Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Stade des Costieres will host Sunday’s football game between Nimes and Monaco. Les Crocodiles are stuck at the bottom of the table ahead of Matchday 24, with the team losing to both Angers and PSG in the previous two league fixtures. Nimes aim to give fans something to cheer about, but bookies see them as big underdogs in Sunday’s showdown. Monaco, on the other hand, are eyeing their seventh consecutive league win.
Les Rouges et Blancs did well to beat Nice in midweek, with Ben Yedder scoring a brace. Monaco aim to climb to the Champions League berth, and given Nimes’ form in 2021, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visitors. Portugal forward Gelson Martins should be the only absentee in the away team, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Pablo Martinez):
After spending ten years in French lower leagues, Pablo Martinez joined Angers in the summer of 2016. Martinez played only nine games in the French top flight for Angers and at the end of the 2016/2017 season he moved to Strasbourg.
Speaking of his early life, the French footballer, who was born in Martigues on February 21, 1989, is a product of Nimes Olympique football academy and you should know that he played for the likes of RCD Mallorca B, Uzes Pont du Gard, Martigues, Uzes Pont du Gard, Gazelec Ajaccio at senior level.
Pablo Martinez made his full professional debut with Gazelec Ajaccio in a 2-1 win over Valenciennes. His main position is left-back, but he is used as a centre-back as well. Pablo Martinez has a dual citizenship and he is eligible to represent both France and Spain at senior level. His preffered foot is left and his contract with Strasbourg expires on June 30, 2019.
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.