Strasbourg appeared quite well in the last round against much favored Lille when they come with a 1:1 draw, proving the bookies wrong.
They took the lead first in the 36th minute after being slightly sharper at the finishing, but as the match moved to the second, the home side improved their performance and leveled up the score in the 86th, luckily for the guests, missing several decent opportunities prior.
Strasbourg is at 15th spot in the standings, having five points more than play-out positioned Nimes.
Central defender Simakan (19/1) is out injured, as well as two more who didn’t perform this season. Midfielder Sissoko (27/0) is suspended.
Monaco looked quite confident last time out at home against Brest when they routinely outplayed them with a 2:0 result.
They were by far a better side from the start, missing their first chance for a lead in the 30th when they were inaccurate from the penalty. However, their performance skyrocketed in the second, and with two goals scored over Jovetic and Voland, took an easy three points in this encounter, deserving an even bigger margin victory.
Monaco holds 4th spot in the rankings, having only one point less than Champions League positioned Lyon.
Offensive players Geubbels (13/1), Martins (18/2) and Pellegri (14/1) are out injured for the guests.
No relaxation in this clash
Supporting the guests here is quite a reasonable choice, as they are a squad that is significantly better in every game aspect. Also, they don’t have the luxury to relax, as that Champion League-leading 3rd spot is just within their reach. In my opinion, a high number of goals is highly likely too, as Monaco proved to be quite an effective team throughout the season, while the hosts could also be very dangerous via counters.