Monaco Resumes Ligue 1 Title Chase against ToulousePublished August 4, 2017 by Florin P
The reigning Ligue 1 champions take on Toulouse at home in the opening round of a new season (7:45 p.m UK Time).
Monaco has caused a major upset by winning the French championship last season at the expense of PSG. The former champions are hungry for victory and will give them a run for their money, so there is no room for mistakes. Monaco plays the opening game of the new Ligue 1 season and takes on Toulouse in front of its fans. This is a match that they need to win to kickstart their campaign.
Offensive Line up for Monaco
What made Monaco so effective last season was its uncanny ability of scoring goals both at home and on the road. The team is loaded with quality strikers and will feature three of them in the starting formation against Toulouse. Leonardo Jardim wants to prove the fans and management that even after some key players have left during the season break, the team is as strong as ever.
Falcao and Mbappe will spearhead the offensive and the manager expects a better performance from them. Monaco is under a lot of pressure after losing the French Super Cup against PSG and failing to win any of the recent friendly games. Defensive strategies have shown their limitations and against Toulouse they will come out firing on all cylinders.
Terrible Away Record for Toulouse
The visitors have always struggled to win points on the road but they were particularly weak against Monaco. Away from home they have lost 10 out of 16 games and allowed a bucketful of goals in recent fixtures. To make matters worse, their backline is weaker than last season when they allowed 41 goals.
Punters are right to side with Monaco to win and they can push the envelope and seize odds of 9/10 offered by bet365 Sports. To cash in on these juicy odds, they would have to bet on the home side to cover the -1.5 goals handicap and win by at least two goals.