Monaco travel away to Manchester City with a good run of form, a 12 game unbeaten run has seen them march toward and maintain 1st spot in the French Ligue 1 with a 3 point margin ahead of PSG. Monaco will thank their great scoring form ahead of this game scoring 76 goals in 26 games in the Ligue 1, which has been showcased by players like Falcao, Germain, Bernard, Lemar, Moutinho among the great offensive talent that they have on display. On the defensive end however, its a completely different game where they have conceded in all 6 of their group stage games in the Champions League and in 16 out of 20 away games heading into this encounter.
Manchester City head into this game after establishing a 6 game unbeaten run after suffering defeats to Liverpool and Everton prior to that. City since they have rotated their squad quite well and players like Sane, Sterling, Jesus (now injured), Toure, Nolito have all played their part in helping the team progress to 2nd spot in the English domestic league table. Manchester City have maintained some good scoring form with 13 goals in their last 6 games. Defensively, while they have maintained to keep 4 clean sheets in their last 6 games, things might change with Bravo expected to come back between the sticks tonight. Aside from that Man City defense will be facing an attacking Monaco side who love to score against all teams and a City defense who have conceded in 77% of the games they have played this season.
This has a high chance of a good scoring game, along with both teams having leaky defenses, and as a result both to score & over 2.5 goals has the best chance of landing, and that is what I am backing todayOver 2.5 Goals1.62