Champions League Qualifiers Second Leg: Monaco vs ValenciaPublished August 25, 2015 by Sol FH
Monaco must bounce back to move on in the Champions League. Watch second leg action tonight at 19:45 GMT.
Simply brutal, would be a way to describe Monaco's defense in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier after they lost to Valencia 3-1. Now they need to come back and win by two goals, while not conceding a single one in order to salvage their Champions League hopes.
Leonardo Jardim, not a man of many words was upset with his team's performance at Mestalla and hopes they can turn things around. "We need to turn the score around," Jardim related. "We need to produce the perfect game or we will have to be better than them."
Monaco is plague by an even bigger issue than just their weak performance on the pitch. They have a team that can be bought out at any time and they have not been able to hold on to their valuable players.
A loss for Monaco tonight will put even more constraint on the team, as they will not receive the budget, nor the prestige and fan following that teams in the Champions League receive.
Valencia is an amazing team no matter if they are at home or playing as the visitor. Goals by Rodrigo, Parejo and Feghouli gave the Italians more than enough to control the first leg and they are at full strength tonight.
Bet365 Champions League Betting
Bet365 Sports has a ton of attractive betting markets for tonight's match and punters can register, or login to make pre-match bets before first touch. Punters have great odds for Valencia at 3.50, while Monaco are favorites at 2.20. A draw could very well be the best bet at 3.50, but my money is on the visitors.
There will also be live in-play markets throughout the 90 minutes so be sure to check back with bet365 to get in on all the action. The game will be hot and so are the bets.