AC Monaco v. Toulouse FC open Ligue 1 – Aug. 4th

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August 4th Marks the first day of Ligue 1 action, and it is gearing up to be a blowout.
Defending Ligue 1 champions AC Monaco square off against Toulouse FC. The odds reflect two teams that finished 13 positions apart.

AC Monaco – (1/3)

Toulouse FC – (8/1)

Draw – (4/1)

Goal Ov/Un – 2.5
              Ov – (8/15)
               Un – (7/5)

Both Teams score
                Yes – (4/5)
             No – (19/20)

Monaco rightfully comes in with a large advantage. Coming in off a season where they saw their squad put up 107 goals, they surely feel confident against a Toulouse team that had a goal difference of -4. Monaco went on a very nice Champions League run last season, getting knocked out in the Semi finals. Toulouse, on the other hand, finished their Ligue 1 season 10-14-14. No better way to kick off a new season by knocking off the defending champs.

With a goal over-under of 2.5, betters should be looking to AC striker Falcao who comes in hot off scoring 21 goals for his club. From the looks of things, a 3-0/2-1 finish isn’t out of the realm of possibility, 21 of Monaco’s Ligue 1 matches ended with them scoring over 3 goals. This doesn’t include the high rate they scored 3+ in Champions League play, over tougher competition. Over 2.5 looks to be a good bet.

Toulouse, on the other hand, faces an uphill battle, as They were kept off the score board 17 times last season. their best chance of getting on the scoreboard in Martin Braithwaite, who put up 11 of their 37 goals last year.

Prediction

Monaco 3-0 Toulouse

While the game itself looks like it should be a lopsided match up, where you will find your money are on the specific odds. Over 2.5 is a great bet, both teams not scoring is a great bet, and of course, Monaco winning is a great bet.