Match start: 16:30 (GMT+2)
According to the results of the last season the team of Leonardo Jardim has managed to break longstanding Champions series of PSG and became the new winner of Ligue 1. In 38 matches Monegasques achieved 30 wins and 5 draws and as a result is 8 points ahead of the capital city club (95 versus 87).
But the Champion of France is entering new season with significant loses when Bernardo Silva, Nabil Dirar and Valère Germain left the team.
Monaco France (the head coach Leonardo Jardim)
The most significant loss was the loss of Bernardo Silva. Why did the head coach of Manchester City Josep Guardiola take one more play maker having David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne? That’s a real secret.
But now Monegasques have real problem. And by the words of Leonardo Jardim the new play maker will become the 21 year old player of the national team of France Thomas Lem.
Rapid Wien (the head coach Goran Djurichin)
The nearest rival of the champion of France is the 5th team of Austrian Bundesliga – Rapid. This club takes the first place in historical ranks– 32 titles. But the last time the club won this title was in 2008. And for the last 9 successive seasons the best teams were Salzburg (7 times), Austria Vienna (1), Sturm Graz (1).
Rapid lost not only to 2 stable favorites Salzburg and Austria Vienna but even to Sturm Graz and Altach – 5th line, 46 points (+12=10-14).
For the Champion of France the official season will start on Saturday, on the 29th of July by the super club meeting against PSG.
The forthcoming friendly match demonstrates Monaco France as the obvious favorite for bookmakers. And this is for sure.
Monaco – 1.85, draw – 3.40, Rapid Wien – 3.60.
Monaco to win - odds 2.06 Pinnacle