Place: Jan Breydelstadion. Brugge.
Date: on the 24th of October, 2018 (Wednesday)
Match start: 17:55 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Champions League
After two rounds Belgians have suffered two defeats. At the end the decisive goal against Borussia has been missed (0:1) but against Atlético de Madrid (1:3) there were no chances for the points.
During the period of the international pause the head coach of Brugge Ivan Leko has been detained for interrogation on the case of fixed matches in Belgium. We don’t know how it has affected on a microclimate in the team and whether this fact has affected on anything at all but in last round of the championship the Kings have lost points in home match against Waasland – Beveren (1:1).
After 11 rounds the club from Bruges has 8 victories at two draws and one defeat. It has got the second place in Jupiler Pro League with three-point lag from the leader.
Monaco has even bigger problems; the long-term participant of the Champions League that has recently got into the tournament semi-final has disastrously begun this season.
After Leonardo Jardim’s dismissal the situation meanwhile hasn’t greatly changed. The first match under the leadership of Thierry Henry has ended with defeat from Strasbourg (1:2). The team from Monte Carlo shares the last place in Ligue 1 with Guingamp, having got 6 points after 10 games.
Henry had an opportunity to trust in skilled football players. His colleague has earlier released in starting lineup 17-year-old players more often, because of injuries of a number of leaders. Working according to the scheme 4-3-2-1, Monaco, nevertheless, hasn’t achieved result. Participation of Chadli, Golovin, Falcao, Jovetić and Tielemans has helped only to avoid “dry” losses on the last minutes.
In frames of the Champions League Monaco has lost home match to Atlético (1:2) and away match to Borussia (0:3).
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Brugge vs Monaco
Brugge to win – 2.09
Draw – 3.64;
Monaco to win – 3.55
Both teams are now not at their maximum point of development therefore it is extremely important for them to save face on the course of the current group stage. Besides the paired meetings with each other will decide the fate of the berth into the Europa League that is also a serious stimulus.