France: Ligue 1
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
Only 7 rounds are left prior to the ending of the first circle of the current championship of France. PSG with 32 points heads the tournament bracket. And now it is quite obvious that the team of Unai Emery will move to the new title all alone.
But the stiff fight for the second and third Champions League’s positions is only to begin. And the favorites here are only top football clubs – Monaco (28 points), Olympique Lyonnais (25 points), Marseille (24 points) and Nantes (23 points).
Group stage of the Champions League
At the same time, the defending champion of the country is participating in the current group tournament of the Europe cup championship. But here the chances of the team of Leonardo Jardim to get into the first round of play-off even on the second position are extremely low.
GROUP G: Beşiktaş - 10, Porto - 6, Leipzig - 4, Monaco - 2;
Let us work with the variant due to which the Red and Whites will be able to win over Porto Portugal and Leipzig Germany and to take the final second place.
5th round: Monaco - Leipzig, Beşiktaş - Porto;
6th round: Porto - Monaco, Leipzig - Beşiktaş;
It is natural, that the Monegasques have to win two left matches with the vice-champion of Germany and the third prize winner of Portuguese Primeira Liga. In this case, Monaco will gain 8 points and the outcome of the match of the 6th round Leipzig - Beşiktaş will be of no importance for the team of Leonardo Jardim.
But the meeting of the 5th round between Beşiktaş – Porto is extremely important for the champion of France: the black and white Eagles of Şenol Güneş need to win over the Dragons of Porto.
If these three conditions are observed, the Red and Whites will get into the first round of play-off on the second position. But prior to the home match against Leipzig the Monegasques have to play away match of the national championship against one of the underdogs of the tournament bracket - Amiens.
And that is interesting, as now it is absolutely clear that the starting line-up of the champion has suffered significant rotation. We won’t be surprised, if Leonardo Jardim will lay in lavender his leaders before the battle against the vice-champion of Bundesliga.
Amiens - 7.00, draw- 4.00, Monaco - 1.50;
Our tip: Total under (3.0) - odds 1.59 Pinnacle