Bastia vs. Monaco predictions for Friday’s Ligue 1 clash at Stade Armand-Cesari. Les Monegasques want to extend their win streak at struggling rivals and build on their Ligue 1 top spot. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Bastia vs. Monaco Betting Tips
Monaco travel to Furiani for their Matchday 26 clash just days before their all-important trip to Manchester City and hope to extend their fine streak at Bastia to maintain consistency ahead of the Champions League clash. The visitors are in great shape, earning ten wins and one draw in their last 11 outings, and we’ll back them to bag the points at league strugglers at 8/15 with William Hill
Bastia, by contrast, have been in a very poor spell of form and they haven’t earned a Ligue 1 win since mid-December, with five losses and just two draws earned in the process. They have somewhat better records at home (with absolutely horrendous away form), but there will be no confidence taken from a 4-1 loss to Toulouse ahead of the clash with the table leaders.
With three games for Monaco to play in just eight days, this seems like the ideal opportunity to give their fringe players a go and rest the main stars. We thus don’t feel they’ll be as strong and convincing, and with Bastia scoring at least a goal in all of their last six home matches, going for a Yes on Both teams to score does look a solid option to go for at 4/5 with bet365
Turchini have indeed performed better in front of the home fans, and while we do feel the visitors will still be able to turn this one their way, it might come harder than expected. Monaco to earn a win and BTTS thus looks very appealing at 9/4 with the same bookie, and we’ll now stick our necks out for it!
Bastia vs. Monaco Stats
The teams have met four times over the past two years, where Monaco have been very confident in three matches in front of the home crowd (3-0 in March 2015, 2-0 in February 2016, and 5-0 in their most recent head-to-head encounter in December 2016), but had somewhat more problems at this ground – beating the rivals 1-2 with all goals coming in the final 20 minutes.
We’ll now go for a similar display Stade Armand-Cesari and back a 1-2 away win, which comes at 7/1 with Ladbrokes
and certainly looks a lively longshot!
Monaco to win and BTTS at 9/4 with bet365