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LionsBet Preview: Troyes v Monaco: Back the Monegasques to win the first half

9:05 pm AEST 18/5/18
Keita Baldé Monaco Troyes
The Red and Whites have all it takes to outperform their bottom-of-the-table opponents in their final game of the season

Stade de l'Aube is the venue of the clash between Troyes and Monaco for their last French Ligue 1 tie on Saturday night.

Troyes enter this duel on the back of a 1-1 stalemate at Montpellier, which ended their hopes of avoiding the relegation zone as they are second from bottom and four points behind 17th-placed Caen

Despite thrashing Patrice Garande’s men 3-1 in their last outing here, LionsBet tips them as odds of (5.25) as underdogs, following their losses to PSG, Nice, and Marseille.

Leonardo Jardim’s charges sit in second place on the top-flight standings and have both Lyon and Marseille panting down their neck. Having secured an important 1-0 win over Saint-Etienne in their last game, they’re chalked up at (1.60) as clear favourites.

A share of spoils at the end of 90 minutes is priced by the bookmakers at odds of (4.50).

The Monegasques have shipped in 13 goals in their last five away trips to show they have had more troubles this campaign on the road.  However, considering that both teams played out a goalless draw in the reverse fixture here, it appears profitable for the away outfit to avoid defeat in this fixture at (1.16).

Jean-Louis Garcia’s men have been freely scoring recently with a record of three or more goals in five of their last six encounters in the division. Owing to this, this outcome appears enticing at odds of (1.55).

Four of the last seven head to head showdowns between these sides has seen goal action at both ends of the pitch. Thus, it’s worth backing a similar outcome here at (1.60) with the same firm.

What seems more rewarding is backing a result that sees Jardim’s charges claim victory in the first 45 minutes of this duel. LionsBet offers odds of (2.00) for a likely result here, especially as this has paid out in four of both teams’ last eight fixtures.