Monaco – Nantes
The 2021-22 edition of Ligue 1 kicks off with an exciting fixture this weekend as Monaco host Nantes on Friday night. Monaco have been impressive over the past year and hold the upper hand going into this game. They finished in third place in Ligue 1 last season and will want to go a step further this year. Les Monegasques eased past Sparta Prague in their UEFA Champions League qualifier earlier this week and will be confident ahead of this fixture.
Nantes, on the other hand, narrowly escaped relegation last season and will need to take it up a notch in Ligue 1 this year. The away side edged Toulouse on away goals in their relegation play-off and will need to step up in this game.
Monaco have been exceptional under Niko Kovac and could potentially become title contenders this season. Nantes struggled to cope with Ligue 1 last season and will hope for a better outcome this year. Monaco are the better team on paper and should be able to win this game.
This match will be played on 06/08/2021 at 22:00.