Because of obvious advantage in the current season of the only leader of the French championship PSG the fight of favorites for a new football crown is not relevant any more. And in this situation the fight of Monaco and Marseille for a new vice-champion title, that is, for the second direct berth into the next championship of the Champions League is more interesting. And in this dispute, in last rounds the Monegasques perform much better than Provencals.
If we today compare the results of teams to Leonard o Jardim and Rudi Garcia in five last calendar rounds, then the statistics of Monaco looks much more attractively. There are 4 victories over Olympique lyonnais (3:2), Angers (4:0), Dijon (4:0) and Bordeaux (2:1) and also a draw in away match against Toulouse (3:3).
And at the same period of time Marseille has conceded to the hosts of Parc des Princes (3:0) and has lost four more points during the meetings against Saint-Etienne (2:2) and Nantes (1:1).
According to the leading football editions of France, further fight of Monaco and Marseille for a new vice-champion title will become the most important one during the spring part of the current championship. Now Monegasques are ahead of Provencals with four points (60 points against 56). And in the next rounds the rivals of still defending champion of League 1 will be Strasbourg (on the 9th of March), Lille (on the 16th of March), Rennais (on the 4th of April) and Nantes (on the 7th of April).
We will remind you that in the third decade of March (on the 20-29th of March) the ten-day pause which is connected with training of the national teams for the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia has occurred in the European club football.
Now Monegasques came to Alsace for a calendar match of the 29th round against local Strasbourg. Now the recent debutant of elite division is very close to a relegation zone, having taken the 15th place. And the meeting of present rivals in the first circle at Stade Louis II ended with confident victory of the hosts with the score- 3:0 (Falcao 2, Lopez).
Strasbourg – 4.50, draw – 3.80, Monaco – 1.70;
to win - odds 1.70 William Hill