Still slightly threatened by the possibility of relegation, Monaco faces Nice on Friday, May 24, in a game that is part of the schedule of the thirty-eighth – last – round of the French Championship in its 2018/2019 version. The meeting will be held at the Allianz Riviera in Nice. The kick-off was scheduled for 16:05 (Brasília time), as well as all other clashes of the final day of Ligue 1.
The Ligue 1 leads champion and vice directly to the group stage of the next edition of the Champions League. The third-placed can also get there, but for that he has to pass before the qualifiers. Who finishes in the fourth position goes to Europa League. The relegation zone is formed by the three worst among the 20 participants, but there is a difference between the quality of the vacancies in this block. The last two go straight to Second Division. The antepenultimate still has a chance to escape the decline by competing in the repechage with third place in Ligue 2.
Without winning three games (two draws and one defeat), the Nice will enter the field only to meet the table established by Ligue 1. There is no longer any ambition in the tournament. With 53 points (14 wins, 11 draws and 12 losses), he occupies the eighth place in the leaderboard.The possibility of bigger flights was aborted by the incapacity of the technician Patrick Viera to solve that was the main problem of the club throughout the season, the low production offensive. With 28 goals, Nice has the second worst attack of the French Championship. Only the downtrodden Guingamp, who rocked the network of rivals 27 times, scored fewer goals.Viera did not know how to deal with the biggest gunner in the cast. Little used the Italian Mario Balotelli, who ended up transferring to Olympique de Marseille in the window of hell. In the new team, he scored eight goals in 14 matches. In Nice, it had been used in ten games without being able to swing the net.The performance of the team as principal was slightly lower. In the Ligue 1 ranking that only considers the results that the teams achieve in their stadium, the Nice figure in ninth position. Of the 54 points he played at the Allianz Riviera, he won 31 (nine wins, four draws and five losses) having scored 17 goals and conceded 14.Wylan Cyprien (29 matches in the French 2018/2019 version of the French league, four goals) and Myziane Maolida (14 matches without a goal) are expected to be out of the game this Saturday because of injury; and striker Mohamed Lamine (six games without a goal).
Monaco broke in the penultimate round of the French Championship a fast of victories that reached seven clashes (three draws and four defeats). He took the field goal by beating Amiens 2-0 to ensure they remained in Ligue 1. He reached 36 points (eight wins, 12 draws and 17 losses) going up to sixteenth on the leaderboard.It is not mathematically guaranteed. For this, it needs one more point not to depend on the results of the rivals. However, the combination of results required to enter the relegation zone is highly unlikely.
It demands not only Monaco’s defeat, but Amiens’ (35 points) win at home against Guingamp, and Caen’s dominance against Bordeaux. In the case of Caen, this would result in a score draw.The first criterion of tiebreaking is the balance of goals, which at the moment benefits the Monegascos. Thus, there is still a need to reverse this situation.
Even if all this happens, the Monaco would not yet be automatically demoted. He would still have the right to play the repechage with the third place in Ligue 2. He would only be sent to Second Division if he lost the playoff.
Football Prediction of the Day Nice vs Monaco
The situation of the Monaco is so comfortable that even with defeat the team can guarantee its permanence in the First Division. Thus, the prognosis in the success of the Nice appears as best option of guess for the confrontation by the last round of the French Championship version 2018/2019.
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