Monacovs Toulouse Preview and Prediction: Monaco to Win 2-0 at 6/1
Monacoand Toulousekick off the new Ligue 1 season with their first game at the Stade Louis II stadium in Monaco on Friday, 4th August.
The teams have obviously played each other many times over the years in Ligue 1. Last season they won one game each, most recently Monaco beat Toulouse 3 – 1 in April and in October last year Toulouse won the game 3 – 1.
Monaco is coming to this match as defending champions and will be eager to get their title defence off to a good start. They recently lost in the Super Cup to Paris Saint-Germain and before that lost a friendly to Sporting CP. As a result their confidence may be slightly down but a return to home ground should counter this.
Toulouse hasn’t had the best preseason either. They recently won a friendly against Osasuna but drew three games in a row before that, all of them friendlies. Furthermore, they haven’t defeated Monaco at home in a number of years and will be feeling the pressure right from the start of the season.
A 2 – 0 win for Monaco is the most likely outcome with Paddy Power and Boyle Sports both offering odds of 6/1.
Paddy Power Odds: 3/10 Monacoto Win, 4/1 for a Draw and 9/1 Toulouse to Win
Boyle Sports: 3/10 Monacoto Win, 4/1 for a Draw and 9/1 Toulouse to Win