Bitesize Prediction: Auxerre vs Monaco – 28/12/22

Competition: Ligue 1

Market: Monaco win

Odds: 19/20 @ 888sport

Marking their return from the World Cup’s festive break on Wednesday afternoon, Monaco will make the trip to Auxerre.

Starting with the hosts, while Auxerre might have made their Ligue 1 return over the summer, it appears that Christophe Pelissier’s side are one of the leading relegation scrappers this time around. Last seen on top-flight duties when heading into the World Cup break with a 5-0 drumming away at defending champions PSG, the Whites open up Wednesday’s fixtures sat in the bottom-three. Claiming just a single victory from any of their previous 11 Ligue 1 outings – a run that stems all the way back to August 27th – Auxerre could face a tricky test in midweek. Likewise, it should also be highlighted, Pelissier’s men have picked up just a sole win from any of their last five showdowns on home soil.

As for the visitors, after heading into the World Cup break with an action-packed 3-2 loss at home against Marseille, Monaco will be seeking a Ligue 1 boost here. Looking to secure another top-four finish this season, Philippe Clement’s men have continued to shine with their eye-catching performances on the road this season. Last seen away from the Stade Louis II picking up a routine 2-0 victory against Toulouse on November 6th, the former Club Brugge boss has seen his side muster 12 points from their last five top-flight away fixtures. Likewise, suffering just a single defeat on their travels since opening the 2022/23 campaign, Monaco will be looking to lay down a marker here. Grabbing a 2-0 win on their last trip to Auxerre back in 2013, we’re backing a similar outcome for the Champions League chasers in midweek.

Bet: Monaco 19/20 to beat Auxerre in Wednesday’s Ligue 1 contest @ 888sport