Angers – Monaco
Angers SCO hosts Monaco in a match from the 25th round of the French Ligue 1.
Angers are currently 16th in the Ligue 1 with 25 points won. They have a record of 5 wins, 10 draws and 9 losses. In their last five games Angers won twice, lost twice and made one draw. In their last game they suffered a 1-2 loss against Montpellier away from home.
Right now Angers are on par with the 18th Lille and they have just one point more than the 19th Troyes. This means that for them the danger of relegation is pretty real. They must be very careful until the end of the season, because they could easily find themselves in the Ligue 2 again. They need as much points as they can win until the end of the season. But can they win any against the current champion?
After winning the Ligue 1 last season, right now Monaco are 3rd in the standings. They are trailing on 12 points behind the leader PSG, so it doesn’t make sense to talk about defending the title. Monaco’s main goal right now is a Top 3 finish and another qualification for the Champions League. And to be more precise – finishing 2nd, because it would mean a direct qualification to the CL’s group stage.
Right now Monaco are just one point behind the 2nd Olympique Marseille, so they are not far away from their big goal. Leonardo Jardim’s team is unbeaten in its last five matches, winning two of them and making three draws. Yes – Monaco are not as strong as they were last season, after selling so many players to other clubs, but they are still a very good and capable team.
This is our examination of the Ligue 1 clash between Angers SCO and Monaco. Good luck!