Match: Monaco – Villarreal Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Tuesday, 23 August, 2016
Start time: 19:45 UK
Monaco hosts Villarreal in rematch of the playoffs for qualify to the group stage of the Champions League.
Monaco won the first match by 2:1 at “El Madrigal” and made a serious step towards participation in the groups of the most prestigious club tournament in Europe. They enjoyed a successful start to the season after previously clash with Villarreal eliminated Turkish giants Fenerbahce. In the French “Ligue 1” Monaco are still unbeaten. In the first round of the season, Monaco drew 2:2 at home with Guingamp and this weekend won the first three points on their visit to Nantes after success with 1:0.
The first match for “The Yellow Submarine” began badly after Fabinho scored in the third minute and gave an advance of Monaco, but in the 36th minute Villareal with their star signing Alexandre Pato equalized. But he did not have much support from his teammates in the game and eventually Villarreal conceded a second goal midway through the second half, courtesy of Bernardo Silva, and their task became extremely difficult. The last time Villarreal participate in the group stage of the Champions League in the 2011/12 season and conceded 6 losses. Surely they crave more successful campaign but first must play a very strong game in the principality and to prevent the goal and score at least two to move on.
In his last 8 home game in the Champions League Monaco has five clean sheets. It says a lot about their class protection. Leonardo Jardim expect to defensive approaches to this meeting. He will instruct his students to close the game and did not allow the opponents to reach the goal, which bodes low performance of “Stade Louis II” on Tuesday night.
Tip: Under 2.5 goals @ 4/5 (1.80) with Bet365