Monaco vs Sturm: prediction for the Europa League match
In the first round of the Europa League Monaco will host Sturm. In the most recent head-to-head match Monegasques demolished the Austrian team. Will hosts start the tournament with a victory on September 16? The answer is in our prediction.
Monaco, currently managed by Niko Kovac, are performing unsuccessfully in the Ligue 1, after first five rounds they have only four points, so team is now at the 16th spot in the standings. Club scored only three goals and suffered three defeats. In the previous round Monegasques were beaten by Marseille (0:2), hitting no shots on target, before that they recorded a narrow victory over Troyes (2:1) in an even match.
In the Europa League fixture team will play without two injured players, Alexandr Golovin and Djibril Sidibe.
Sturm, currently managed by Christian Ilzer, are at the second spot of Austrian Bundesliga with 14 points, seven points behind the leader. Team is looking good on the offense, but they also concede many goals. In the previous match team recorded a home victory over Austria Klagenfurt (2:1), before that they had a draw against Admira (1:1) on an away game.
Monaco recorded two most recent home victories with that score
In three most recent games club scored two goals before the half-time
In three out of five most recent away matches of Sturm this bet won
French club is way better than their opponent, even without two key players their squad is looking terrifying. Visitors also have some injuries, a number of players won't come to Monaco.
Monaco are looking terrible in the league, they are close to relegation zone. Monegasques will probably try to put up a successful performance in the Europa League to gain self-confidence and to satisfy their fans. Sturm are not a strong side to play against, so we think that hosts will go ahead since the first minutes, in our opinion, they will be able to finally record a confident victory.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1) on Monaco
Prediction: Handicap (-1) on Monaco
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Hosts are not scoring many goals, but visitors made way too many defensive mistakes in domestic league. Monegasques have a great offensive line, we think that this time they will finally be able to put up a high-scoring performance. Visitors are also dangerous on counter-attacks. Taking that into account, we can offer to place a bet on total over.
Our second bet will be on total over 2.5 goals