Monaco are fighting for the Champions League zone at the end of the season. After 28 rounds, the team stopped in 4th position, 3 points behind the top three. The Monegasques play vertically, offensively, but have poor defensive play. In terms of expected goals scored (xg = 1.7) they close the top five, and in terms of goals conceded (xga = 1.34) they play at the level of Nantes and Ajaccio.
In the upcoming match, Monaco will suffer a serious shortage of staff in the last third of the pitch. The participation of Alexander Golovin (6+6) and Brel Embolo (12+2) is doubtful.
Strasbourg is fighting for survival, occupying 15th place in the table. In mid-February, another change of coach took place at the club, which turned out to be more successful than the previous ones. The new manager was Frederic Antonetti, who led the game in the last 5 innings. During this time, the “players” scored two victories with two draws, including not losing to the mighty Marseille (2:2).
It is worth noting that in all these matches Strasbourg did not lose to their opponent on xg, and in some of them they deserved better.
I suppose that thanks to the key defeats in Monaco, the guests will be able to fight for the points gained in this match.