Match Venue: Stade Louis II, Monaco-Ville
August 05, 2017 | 02:45 (Asia GMT+8)
12BET (Football Tip) French Ligue 1 kick-off will be graced by a match between the last season’s champions Monaco versus the mid-table Toulouse. In this match, it is most likely that the hosts will defend their title by creating scoring chances early in the first half.
Head to Head Matches
04/29/2017 Monaco 3:1 Toulouse
10/14/2016 Toulouse 3:1 Monaco
01/24/2016 Monaco 4:0 Toulouse
08/22/2015 Toulouse 1:1 Monaco
05/03/2015 Monaco 4:1 Toulouse
Last season, Monaco have had shown their almost flawless performance in order to reclaim the domestic league title from Paris Saint-Germain. The champs were able to tuck home massive goals of 107.
However, as Leonardo Jardim’s men take on the succeeding matches this term, the key figures that helped the team lift victory have now transferred to their respective new clubs. Among the list are Bernardo Silva, Tiemoue Bakayoko, and Kylian Mbappe.
Given this, Monaco might have some adjustments to do in order to replicate their successful chapter last term.
Toulouse, despite landing 3 spots below the mid-table last season, have displayed relatively good performance for making it far from the relegation threats.
Similar to Monaco, manager Pascal Dupraz had also a number of players that made a move away this summer such as Martin Braithwaite and Uros Spajic. However, new signings Yannick Cahuzac, Yaya Sanogo, and Steven Fortes are believed to best fit for the respective post.
In hopes to beat the giant opposition, Toulouse are required to push beyond their limits and work harder in order to tame down the powerful Monaco. This will not be easy, but the visitors could stand a chance if manage to contain the men of Leonardo Jardim.
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