NEWLY-PROMOTED Nimes travel to Monaco in what should be a terrific match with plenty of goals.
Monaco v Nimes (7.45pm)
This Nimes side were a huge favourite of mine for goals last season and it's those goals that got them promoted to the top tier in French football.
You'd be forgiven for thinking they would struggle in Ligue 1 but in fact it's been quite the opposite and they have been a breath of fresh air. They have continued from where they left last season despite playing against much stronger opposition.
There's been 24 goals scored in their 5 league matches with 4 of those games going over 2.5 but what stands out for me is the quality of the opposition they've been scoring against. They scored four away at Angers, three against Marseille, two against PSG and three away to Bordeaux.
That's impressive for any team let alone a newly-promoted side with a far inferior budget. They have started the season well and although they have scored 12 goals, they have conceded 12 so betting on their matches for goals is certainly the right way to go.
They travel to play a Monaco side who are really struggling at the moment, without a win in 6 and have collected just 5 points from 5 games which is grim reading.
They do have quality though right throughout their side and they'll fancy their chances to get a much-needed three points on the board against a side who are far from watertight defensively.
Nimes will come here with no fears though and having looked at their start to the season, it’s interesting that 8 of their 12 goals scored have come in the last 30 mins of matches and each of their 5 league games have seen a goal in the last 15 minutes.
This should be a cracker and I’d be extremely surprised if this match didn’t see goals. Nimes' gung-ho mentality should ensure that's the case tonight with both sides contributing.
- Over 2.5 match goals
- (4-6, BetBright) (NAP)
- Over 3.5 match goals
- (13-8, Betfair)
- Over 1.5 second half goals
- (5-6, Bet365)
- Goal to be scored after 76 mins
- (5-6, Bet365)
Had a good look through French Ligue 2 but struggled to find anything and that's reflected in the fact all 8 matches are odds against for over 2.5 goals.
Will still be on the Skybet specials though – a bet I do every week in this league.
- Goal to be scored in the first half 25-1
- Over 1.5 match goals 15-1