RB Leipzig [2.16] v Monaco [3.5]; The Draw [3.85]
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All change at Monaco
The surprise package of last season's Bundesliga meets the team that shocked the world by reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League, as RB Leipzig play host to Monaco.
Since a breathtaking season in which Monaco won the Ligue 1 title and blew away more fancied teams in the Champions League, the club have lost several of their star performers. The likes of Tiemoue Bakayoko, Benjamin Mendy, Kylian Mbappe and Bernardo Silva have all departed, but Monaco do look to have spent the money wisely, bringing in the likes of Keita Balde, Stevan Jovetic and Youri Tielemans.
Nevertheless, the Monaco coach faces a challenge to keep the momentum going, especially as players such as Fabinho and Thomas Lemar are likely to be the subject of continued transfer interest. Having made a good start to the season with four straight wins, Monaco were brought crashing back down to earth with a 4-0 thrashing by Nice at the weekend.
In contrast, RB Leipzig have kept hold of players like Timo Werner, while Naby Keita will remain at the club this season before joining Liverpool next summer. They lost their opening game of the season to Schalke, but have since bounced back with wins over Freiburg and Hamburg.
High scorers will serve up goals
The odds of [3.5] for an away win is very tempting for a team that reached the semi-finals of the Champions League last season, but there are too many question marks regarding Monaco's current status to take the risk.
Instead let's play it safe with over 2.5 goals at [1.73]. Leipzig have scored six goals in their last two games, while Monaco's five league games have seen 22 goals scored.
Back over 2.5 goals between RB Leipzig and Monaco at [1.73]
Dan Fitch 2017/18 Season P/L
Staked: 48 pts
Returned: 42.52 pts
P/L: -5.48 pts