Market has moved in Monaco’s favour but Trading Room looking to take on Thierry Henry’s men with Patrick Vieira’s Nice.
SBO opened up for this match with 2.51 available on Monaco, that’s a touch over 6/4. Currently the same firm have them down at 2.27 (closer to 5/4).
That move can’t be explained by any injury news for Nice, we have checked that amongst the football traders in our room. That group includes one French trader who has searched the relevant club sites/Twitter pages for info.
The Thierry Henry factor and the fact that Monaco a few years ago were performing well (with a vastly different team) seems to cause them to attract public money. They have gone off shorter than their opening odds at a ratio of nearly 2:1 this season. The fact that old teammate Patrick Vieira manages Nice is not having quite the same affect on the market despite him being more experienced as a coach.
They have only managed 3 wins from 19 matches this season and have picked up only 14 points. Nice have more than doubled that points tally with 29 and the same amount of games played. The visitors are actually the 5th best away team in Ligue 1 this season, only tasting defeat 2 times on the road.
Put simply, the odds available on Nice with a quarter goal start are too big given all information currently available to us here. We are looking to get Monaco beat for the company and hopefully have provided you all with a value bet for the midweek.
How we placed our bet
What time/date is the match?
6pm on Wednesday 16th Jan
What’s the market?
Asian Handicap (learn more about Asian Handicap betting here)
What’s the tip, bookmaker and what odds?
Nice +0.25 AH with Bet365 @ 1.92
1pt (GreenRoom.bet advise based on a betting bank of 100pts)