The Ligue 1 side have been weakened by the high profile loss of James Rodriguez to Real Madrid, while Valencia are hoping to recover from one of their worst seasons in recent memory having ended the previous campaign in eighth place.
Monaco are the slight favorites for Saturday's clash with bet365 at 11/8 (2.38) while Valencia are offered at 15/8 (2.88) and the draw can be backed at 12/5 (3.40).
In pre-season Monaco have looked in decent goalscoring form, netting six times in their two matches against Colombian outifts Junior and Atletico Nacional respectively and also putting two past Parma in a 2-0 victory.
Valencia too have been scoring but also conceding in their warm up matches so far, thus making the price of
8/11 (1.72) worthy of consideration.
Last season's Emirates Cup was a high scoring one, with three of the four matches played seeing goals and both ends.
Indeed nine of the last 12 matches in the competition have seen both teams find the back of the net which should give punters confidence with this selection.
|Both teams to score at 8/11 (1.72) for a 2.5pt stake with bet365