Match date: 13 Sep 2017
| Sport: Football
| Competition: UEFA Champions League
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: over 3
| Match result:
1-1 - Lost
As team which reached German Bundesliga for the first time in their history Leipzig achieved really amazing results, they ended at second position at the table behind strongest German team Bayern Munich and granted spot in Champions league group stage, tonight they will play in this elite competition for the first time in their history and will have a very difficult task to confront to a strong Monaco. After defeated in opening game of Bundesliuga against Schalke Leipzig managed to achieve two victories in next two rounds and are marked as slight favorites for this game.
As for hosts this is debut in strongest European competition this for sure won't be an easy game especially as are facing with great team which achieved some remarkable results in last season, to defeat them must show some really great skills. Hosts mustn't rush here since opponents are very dangerous in attack and especially counter attacks so must try to set up more defensive tactics and wait for opponents mistake.
All in all Leipzig are strong side despite aren't so popular in Germany, they aren't without chances but it won't be easy to win placement into knockout stage beside Porto and Monaco in same group, still i doubt that can defeat strong Monaco tonight but i'm sure that we'll see goals here. Goalkeeper Coltorti (0/0) will stay out of the squad for this game while defender Compper (0/0) and midfielder Keita (3/1) will also probably miss this match.
Monaco on the other side had some really amazing last campaign, they won the title in French Ligue 1 and ended domination of PSG while in Champions league reached semi finals where were stopped by experienced Juventus, anyway now despite some of their key players left the club they are still strong team but results from last season will be very difficult to repeat.
Monaco started new campaign with defeat in French Super Cup against PSG but in first four rounds of Ligue 1 they achieved four victories and showed some really great skills in offense, however most recently in last round they were smashed by Nice away from home by conceding four goals, in that game they had their chances and ball possession but weren't accurate and payed the price for that. Despite are coming to this game as underdogs i believe that can collect all three points, that won't be easy but for sure are capable to achieve positive outcome.
Guests had some changes in their squad during summer and for sure aren't strong as were in last season, defending of a title in France will be difficult beside mighty PSG while in Champions league i just doubt that can reach semi finals against, still in this match have a chance and i'm sure that can score some goals. Monaco are coming here without injured midfielder Lemar (5/0).
Leipzig are playing their first game in Champions league in history tonight and are hoping that can start with a victory, in front of them are wounded guests which are coming to this game after very hard defeat, anyway i'm sure that we'll watch a good and interesting game with a lot of goals so over 3 seems like a pretty good option.