Monaco vs Nantes Betting Tip Home Win & BTTS – 6 August 2021

Monaco to start with three points

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Monaco vs Nantes
6th August 2000hrs
Football – France – Ligue 1
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Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 21/10 odds taken 1812 GMT, Thursday 5 August

The French Ligue 1 season starts again on Friday night, and the fixture between Monaco and Nantes at the Stade Louis II promises to be an entertaining one. The home side finished in third position last year, while Nantes narrowly avoided relegation after winning the play-offs. As you would expect, Monaco are the clear favourites in this one. Check out the latest Ligue 1 odds and tips in our in-depth Monaco vs Nantes preview.

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Monaco Preview – Kovac’s troops to start with three points?

Back in July 2020, Niko Kovac was appointed new manager of Monaco. After several disappointing Ligue 1 campaigns, Les Monegasques were back to somewhere near their best last term.

In his first season in charge at the Stade Louis II, Kovac guided Monaco to third place. They stayed in the title race until the very end, eventually finishing five points behind surprise champions Lille. Monaco picked up an impressive 24 wins along the way, drawing six times and losing eight to take 78 points from 38 Ligue 1 games.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 1815 GMT, Thursday 5 August)

Kovac’s boys take on Sparta Prague in the third round of UEFA Champions League qualifying, with the legs taking place either side of Friday’s Ligue 1 opener. In the next week, Monaco will be looking to start the league with three points and book their spot in the Champions League play-off round.

Nantes Preview – Can the visitors cause an upset on opening night?

Nantes were involved in an extremely turbulent season last time around. Christian Gourcuff started the campaign in charge, with Raymond Domenech taking over in December. Domenech’s reign at the Stade de la Beaujoire lasted until February, with Antoine Kombouare stepping in.

Nantes finished 18th and had to face the dreaded promotion / relegation play-offs in France. They played Toulouse over two legs, winning 2-1 away and losing 1-0 at home. Nantes won on away goals and both clubs stayed in their respective leagues.

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The Canaries will be looking for a far better season this time around. Kombouare did well to keep Nantes in the top tier last term, but can the Yellow House avoid a relegation battle this season?


Monaco vs Nantes Betting Advice

Monaco beat Nantes home and away last term, with both league matches ending in 2-1 victories for Les Monegasques. The club from the Stade Louis II have an excellent recent record in this fixture, winning each of the last six meetings. Nantes’ last victory over Monaco came in November 2017.


Key Facts – Monaco vs Nantes Betting Tip

  • Monaco finished in third place in Ligue 1 last term
  • Nantes finished 18th but stayed up after winning the play-offs
  • Monaco are currently priced at 20/1 to win the league title this season


With Monaco kicking off the campaign, Kovac’s men have a chance to steal a march at the top before the others play across the weekend. Nantes will not be an easy nut to crack, but the home side should start with three points. There is good value in Monaco to win and both teams to score at 21/10.

Wissam Ben Yedder had a fine season in front of goal last time around, scoring 20 times for club and country. In Ligue 1, only Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe netted more than Ben Yedder. Check out the solid odds of 3/1 for the striker to open the scoring in this one.


The best betting odds for Monaco vs Nantes

Monaco to win: 4/9 at Bet365
Draw: 10/3 at Bet365
Nantes to win: 6/1 at Bet365