The French top flight the Ligue 1 is back in action and will see Strasbourg lock horns with Monaco at Stade de la Meinau this weekend in the first round of the campaign. Match day schedules for August 6 at 18:00 EAT.
The hosts head into this season aiming for a top five finish, after they finished their campaign last season right outside the Europa Conference League Qualifiers (6th) with 63 points. In their five pre-season fixtures, Strasbourg picked three wins against a loss a draw both home and away.
Strasbourg will want a positive start after4-0 Ligue 1 trashing at the hands of Marseille in their last fixture last season. In that game, Strasbourg managed 40% possession and nine shots with four of them on target. Marseille got16 shots with 11 of them on target and goals by Gerson (32′, 89′), Cengiz Ünder (73′) and Cédric Bakambu (93′).
Meanwhile, Monaco opens their 2022- 2023 campaign looking to resume where they left out last season with a third place finish (with 69 points). Coming into this game, Philippe Clement’s men had an average performance in the pre-season encounters with a record of two wins, two loses and three draws in their seven friendly fixtures.
Monaco shares spoils 1-1 in the UCL Qualifiers with PSV Eindhoven in their most recent fixture. In that game, Monaco had 51% possession, 15 with two of them on target and a goal scored by Axel Disasi (80′). PSV got eight shots with two of them on target and a goal by Joey Veerman (38′).
Strasbourg vs. Monaco head to head
Monaco boasts the upper hand in the head to head history of this fixture having won 19 times from the 36 encounters since 1993. Strasbourg won nine times while eight matches played out draws.
- Strasbourg 1-0 Monaco 13/03/22
- Monaco 1-1 Strasbourg 28/11/21
- Strasbourg 1-0 Monaco 03/03/21
- Monaco 3-2 Strasbourg 27/09/20
- Monaco 1-3 Strasbourg 25/01/20
- Liverpool 0-3 Strasbourg
- Strasbourg 1-2 Cagliari
- Brentford 2-2 Strasbourg
- Charleroi 1-2 Strasbourg
- Strasbourg 2-1 Sion
- Monaco 1-1 Eindhoven
- Southampton 3-1 Monaco
- Porto 2-1 Monaco
- Inter 2-2 Monaco
- Portimonense 0-2 Monaco
Strasbourg team news
Manager Julien Stéphan has no fitness or suspension concerns ahead of this game.
Monaco team news
Coach Philippe Clement will also take to the pitch with a fully fit squad.
Prediction and odds
These two sides are in great forms as the season begins however Monaco finished last season with great performance that might be an upper hand in this match if they have the same spirit.
- Monaco Win
- Both teams to score