Monaco v Bastia Preview

September 24, 2013 | By

2013 Premier League Asia Trophy Free Bets No Deposit RequiredFrench Ligue 1 action Wednesday Night comes from the Stade Louis II featuring Monaco versus Bastia.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on ESPN High Definition, with a scheduled 20:00pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Monaco v Bastia Preview, Ligue 1, Wednesday 25th September 2013

Monaco protected their lead at the top of the table over the weekend with a 1-1 draw against PSG and will look as this match as a real chance to add more points to their haul already achieved.

Bastia could only manage a 0-0 draw at home against Marseille in their game at the weekend, but they have only lost once this season so far and they would like nothing more than to beat the current league leaders in their home stadium come wednesday night.

Monaco v Bastia Team News

Monaco Team News:

Nabil Dirar (Knee) and Nacer Barazite (Knee) will both definitely be unavailable for selection as the continue to recover from respect injury problems. Jeremy Toulalan is also a major doubt having picked up a groin strain and will under take a late fitness test to see if he can be involved.

Other than these three players though Coach Claudio Ranieri has a full squad to choose from which will most likely see his players lineup in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Falcao leading the attack up front.

Bastia Team News:

The visitors have a full squad to choose from with no injuries or suspensions and will lineup in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Claudiu Keseru leading the attack up front.

Monaco v Bastia Head to Head Statistics

Wednesday night’s match from the Stade Louis II will become the 25th meeting between the two clubs over the years. Monaco have managed to win 10 times, Bastia have managed to win 7 times and there has been 7 draws.

Recent results show Monaco having a slight advantage having won 2, with Bastia managing just 1 victory which came in this fixture last season when both clubs where in Ligue 2 and the remaining 2 games having finished all square.

13/02/12 LI2 Monaco – Bastia
0 : 1
16/09/11 LI2 Bastia – Monaco
1 : 1
13/05/05 LI1 Monaco – Bastia
5 : 2
10/12/04 LI1 Bastia – Monaco
0 : 2
16/01/04 LI1 Bastia – Monaco
0 : 0

Average Goals Per Game?

48 goals have been scored during the previous 24 matches which gives us with an average goals per game statistic of 2.00 exactly which indicates that this game looks likely to see just one or two goals scored on wednesday night.

Monaco v Bastia Recent Form (From Left to Right)

Monaco: W D W W D

Bastia: W L W D D

Monaco have a slight advantage on the recent form statistics having won 3 of their previous 5 matches played. Bastia have only managed 2 victories from their previous 5 played.

Monaco v Bastia Match Betting Odds Market.

Monaco are the clear favourites to win this game with the online bookmakers offering up a very short price of  2/7 with Betfred (£10 Free Bets, No Deposit Required for New Customers) which obviously offers no sort of value at in taking a home win on the fixed odds coupon.

The Draw could see some action here as Bastia have only lost one game so far this season and do have a decent record against their hosts over the years, so current odds for both teams to share the spoils at 9/2 with Bet365 (£200 Free Bets for New Customers) could be a very sensible cover bet play here.

Bastia are not expected to win this game at a current best price of 11/1 with Ladbrokes (£30 Free Bets for New Customers) and I can’t see many people if any being tempted by these odds despite them having only lost once this season.

Monaco v Bastia Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

A game that the hosts are expected to win comfortably, but although I think they will win the game, I don’t see it being an easy victory by any means and Bastia could push Claudio Ranieri’s side very close come wednesday night.

The goal stats also suggest the game to be close with only one or two goals expected, and the value play here does seem to be the total goals market with two or three goals scored during this one.

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