FRANCE LIGUE 1
AS MONACO - STADE RENNES
Hosts are in freefall and without a win in eight starts, after, briefly, looking like they would challenge for a european place, earlier in the campaign.
It is not just the lack of wins, but the manner of the defeats and capitulation, that is giving great cause for concern. For example, the four second half goals conceded to Caen last week, or the six in some 40 minutes to Bordeaux recently !
They have collected just a single point from six starts and have failed to score in four of these, conceding 16 goals.
Leko, Modesto and Menez are all missing tonight and the pressure will be on, in a half empty stadium, to stop the rot.
Rennes, in contrast, are in great form, unbeaten in five, with three clean sheets and have won on their last two visits to the Principality, without conceding.
I have been told that the weather forecast is not too good for kick off and have just wasted 45 minuts of my life , trying to check this, without any luck. Even so, we can expect a very cautious start from the hosts and a bet on the 0-0 scoreline, with the aim of trading out, could prove profitable, if the bad weather comes, it is a bonus.
4.5 points Rennes +1/4 ball 1.96 asian line .... now 1.83
1.5 points 0-0 draw 8.80 exchanges.... look to trade out after 20 minutes plus.
VIBORG BK - KOBENHAVN FC
With games running out and both of these sides six points adrift of their targets for the season, in Viborg's case, safety, for FCK, the title, this should be a fairly open encounter.
Hosts have lost all three starts since the winter break, conceding nine goals.
Visitors are the best team in Denmark by some considerable way and should win this, but by how many ?
They have a good record in this fixture, winning on their last 4 visits and in 8 from 10. Six of those victories coming by two or more goals, four by the exact 2-0 scoreline.That is how I see it today, even with Marcus Allback missing for the visitors.
4.5 points FCK -1.5 ball 2.12 asian line.... now 2.03
1 point FCK to win 2-0 correct score 6.50 general quote.