Monaco vs Real Sociedad: prediction for the Europa League game
Monaco are still unable to met the expectations of their fans, they are disappointing them in all tournaments. Long-anticipated comeback to the Champions League was foiled by the Monegasques - team advanced through the first qualifying round, but then they were unable to beat Shakhtar Donetsk.
Things are going slightly better for the southerners in the Europa League, after four rounds team is at the top of the standings. Hosts have two victories and two draws, which earned them eight points. After a victory over PSV (2:1) on an away match, home game ended in a goalless draw (0:0).
In 14 rounds of Ligue 1 Niko Kovac's men recorded five victories and four draws, which brought them 19 points and only an 8th spot in the standings. In two most recent matches hosts drew to Reims (0:0) and Lille (2:2).
Matazo and Fabregas are on team's injuried list.
Real Sociedad kept the squad during the summer and it brought a positive result. Basques were at the top of the league standings for a long time, only after the previous weekend they left the 1st position.
After 14 rounds The Royal Club have eight victories and five draws, which brought them 29 points and a 2nd spot, just behind Real Madrid.
After a success in the match against Osasuna (2:0) The White-Blues split the points with Valencia (0:0). Team has the second-best defensive record in the league, only nine goals were conceded by them.
In four rounds of the current Europa League competition Imanol Alguacil's men recorded one victory over Sturm (1:0) and had three draws, which brought them six points and a 2nd spot in the standings. Team scored five goals in the current competition, two of them were netted by Isak.
Guridi, Monreal, Zubeldia, Fernandez and Illaramendi will miss today's game.
Three most recent matches of Monaco ended in a draw
This bet played in 2 out of 4 most recent matches of the visitors
This bet played in 4 out of 6 most recent matches of Monaco
Penalties were awarded in 3 out of 6 most recent matches of the hosts
It is a decisive match between two leaders of the group and teams can decide the fate of the top spot. Real Sociedad, the main surprise of the current La Liga season, will try to perform cautiously on defense, because in a game like this everything can be decided by a single mistake. Monaco is at the top spot now and a victory will let them to secure a spot in the playoffs. We are expecting a tight clash here with a low number of goal opportunities.
Our prediction - total under 2,5 goals
Prediction: total under 2,5 goals
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We can't pick a favourite in this match. Both clubs are able to get the victory, but we offer to place a bet on a draw, it will be a positive result for both teams.
Our second bet is on a draw