Monaco vs Toulouse: French champs can win open contest

Monaco vs Toulouse: French champs can win open contest

Kick Off: 1945, 04/08/2017

Stadium: Stade Louis II

TV: BT Sport 1

Monaco begin the defence of their Ligue 1 title by entertaining Toulouse on Friday night and are expected pick up maximum points at Stade Louis II.

The hosts have prevailed in this corresponding fixture for the past three seasons, scoring 11 times in the process.

However, the visitors did also net in two of those games, so 39/20 for a home win and both teams to score is worth including in our Monaco vs Toulouse betting predictions.

A Look At Monaco’s Betting Odds

Monaco claimed victory in 17 of their 19 home games last term as they eventually topped the table in convincing fashion, finishing eight points clear of PSG.

However, their success attracted the interest of wealthier clubs, with Benjamin Mendy and Bernardo Silva joining Manchester City and Tiemoue Bakayoko moving to Chelsea.

Kylian Mbappe and Thomas Lemar could also yet go through the exit door, but Leonardo Jardim has at least been allowed to reinvest some of the £140million brought in so far.

Anderlecht midfielder Youri Tielemans and Feyenoord defender Terence Kongolo are the two major arrivals and should add even more energy to an already athletic side.

Looking at the Monaco vs Toulouse odds, recent head-to-head results suggest that 3/1 for the champions to prevail 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 is the way to go.

A Look At Toulouse’s Betting Odds

After only just avoiding relegation a couple of years ago, Toulouse may have been relatively content with 13th place last term, finishing eight points clear of the drop zone.

Although winning just twice on the road, they did pick up a point in eight other away games, including a goalless draw at PSG.

Beating both of the top two at home highlights how Pascal Dupraz isn’t afraid of having a go at the elite clubs.

Losing leading marksman Martin Braithwaite to Middlesbrough is a concern, but Dupraz has brought in Yaya Sanogo from Arsenal and Monaco youngster Corentin Jean to fill that void.

Both teams to score on Friday night is an even-money chance and will appeal to many punters seeking Monaco vs Toulouse betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

Rennes 2-3 MONACO – Fabinho, Jemerson, Jorge

TOULOUSE 0-0 Dijon

Head-to-head: Monaco 3-1 Toulouse, Toulouse 3-1 Monaco, Monaco 4-0 Toulouse, Toulouse 1-1 Monaco, Monaco 4-1 Toulouse, Toulouse 0-2 Monaco.

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