Nice-Monaco Betting Preview: Visitors look good value to heap more misery on hapless hosts

Claudio Ranieri's men are challenging for the Ligue 1 title this season and our tipster is backing the visitors to bag another victory against Claude Puel's men on Tuesday night
Monaco will look to maintain their challenge for the Ligue 1 title when they take on an out-of-sorts Nice on Tuesday night.

Claudio Ranieri’s men have made a superb start to the season, losing just one of their 15 league matches thus far this term and are favourites at 20/23 (1.87) with BetVictor to collect another three points here.

Nice are enduring a miserable run of form, having lost six of their last seven matches and are available at 19/5 (4.80) with BetVictor to halt their slide down the Ligue 1 table with victory over their big-spending opponents. The draw is chalked up at 5/2 (3.50) with the same firm.

Claude Puel’s men have struggled for goals in recent weeks, scoring just three in their last eight league matches and the hosts will need to improve if they are to stand any chance of achieving a positive result against Claudio Ranieri’s side.

Monaco, though, have yet to find their best form on the road and have notched just nine of their 24 league goals away from home.

With that in mind, the 7/10 (1.70) quote from BetVictor for fewer than three goals to be scored appears to be a solid selection and could prove popular with punters who believe this away form could continue here.

It is worth noting though, that Nice have trailed at half-time in each of their last five matches and, therefore, the 2/1 (3.0) quote from BetVictor for Claudio Ranieri’s side to lead at both half-time and full-time looks to represent decent value.

The hosts are clearly short of confidence and, should Monaco produce a fine performance here, there may be value in backing the chunky 23/10 (3.30) quote for them (-1) to win in BetVictor’s handicap market.

However, punters are advised to keep it simple and snap up the appealing 20/23 (1.87) quote from BetVictor for Claudio Ranieri’s men to pick up all three points on Tuesday night against a Nice side who have lost their last five consecutive games.

Monaco to win at 20/23 (1.87) 3pts stake with BetVictor

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