France: Ligue 1
Match start: 17:00 (GMT+1)
With today’s fantastic leadership of PSG (68 points) the most interesting in the current championship of France is the fight of Monaco (56) and Marseille (55) for a new vice-championship title.
In the next 27th round at Parc des Princes will be held El Clásico of the French football - PSG against Marseille - in which the possible loss of points by the guests is quite probable. The fight of grandees will be held on the 25th of February, Sunday.
Monaco (the head coach Leonardo Jardim)
And a day earlier, on Saturday, at Stadium Municipal de Toulouse will be held the meeting of Toulouse with the defending champion of France Monaco.
And according to the results of this meeting the Monegasques, taking into account the subsequent super fight in Paris, can strengthen considerably their positions on the second line in the standings. Now the team of Leonardo Jardim demonstrates magnificent football and in three last matches had won three victories over Olympique lyonnais (3:2), Angers (4:0) and Dijon (4:0).
Toulouse (the head coach Mickaël Debève)
In the current season Le Téfécé have considerably backed off, lost the ambitious winner coach Pascal Duprat and today are fighting for saving their positions in an elite division.
Now Toulouse with 27 points takes the 16th line. And behind it there are only Lille (27), Amiens (26), Angers (25) and Metz (18). As we see, from a relegation zone of the closest opponent the champion is separated only with one point.
Undoubtedly, Monegasques didn't forget their previous visit to Toulouse (on the 14th of October, 2016) when Pascal Duprat 's team which was uncontrollable at that time, had literally broken the future champion (3:1). And therefore now the team of Leonardo Jardim has revanchist sentiments. Quite obvious, the favorite of this meeting according to bookmakers is the main challenger for a vice-championship title.
Toulouse – 4.00, draw – 3.60, Monaco – 1.90;
Our tip: Monaco to win - odds 1.8 Will Hill