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Monaco v Toulouse Betting: Champions looking to enact title-winning heroics

11:05 EAT 03/08/2017
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The champions could be relied upon last season for goals, and we think they will kick off the new Ligue 1 campaign with a high-scoring game

Monaco begin the defence of their Ligue 1 title on Friday night at home to Toulouse, the side which finished last season in 13th place.

On paper, a home win naturally looks almost guaranteed especially considering Toulouse's abysmal away record last term which saw them win just twice on the road during the entire campaign.

Indeed, they visited the Stade Louis II towards the end of the last season and were convincingly beaten 3-1 by a Monaco side on their way to being crowned champions.

Toulouse have not won away at Monaco since 2008, with their last seven visits yielding five home wins and two 0-0 draws. Genting price another win for the home side on Friday at 3/10 (1.30) while the visitors can be backed at 8/1 (9.00) and the draw is priced at 17/4 (5.25)

Most of the talk this summer has been about players leaving Monaco, and while the side from the Principality have lost some key players and could lose further stars, they have also invested in the squad.

Indeed, Monaco have signed a host of young exciting talents, and there is plenty of anticipation over the likes of Youri Tielemans, Jordi Mboula and Adama Diakhaby.

Whether the new signings will be able to replicate Monaco's free-scoring football from last term remains to be seen, with Leonardo Jarim's men netting 107 times in the French top-flight last term, 35 goals more than second-placed Paris Saint-Germain.

The Parisian outfit did manage to outscore Monaco when they met in the French Super Cup last weekend though, winning 2-1, and PSG are unlikely to finish seven points off top spot again. 

Over 2.5 goals is offered at 8/15 (1.61) on Friday night, while over 3.5 goals is priced at 13/10 (2.30) and the latter selection has paid out in four of the last five meetings between these two sides.

Both teams to score, meanwhile, is also offered a tempting 19/20 (1.95) with this selection also paying out in four of the last five meetings. 

Over 3.5 goals at 13/10 (2.30) for a 1pt stake with Genting