Monaco v Fenerbahce Betting: Home advantage could prove vital

Having hit an important away goal in Istanbul, Al Hain-Cole is backing Leonardo Jardim’s men to maintain their fine home record against a side who struggle on the road in Europe

Fenerbahce will be hoping to protect a 2-1 first-leg lead when they travel to the Stade Louis II to take on Monaco in Wednesday’s Champions League third round qualifier.

Two goals from Emmanuel Emenike saw Vitor Pereira’s men come out on top at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium, and they are available at 16/5 (4.20) with Paddy Power to complete the job with another victory on the French Riviera.

However, Les Rouges et Blancs have lost just three of their last 21 fixtures on home turf in this competition, and are 4/5 (1.80) favourites to reinvigorate their own European dream with a win.

Three of the guests’ last five European away games have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) on them clinching their place in the final qualification round by grinding out another stalemate here.

Not the most comfortable travellers, Leonardo Jardim’s team will have been reasonably satisfied to come away from an intimidating Turkish away trip with just a 2-1 deficit. With Radamel Falcao’s all-important away goal under their belts, the hosts will feel confident of making the most of their own strong home record to squeeze into the next round.

Raring to go after unsuccessful loan spells at Manchester United and Chelsea, Falcao in particular is more than capable of hitting the back of the net once again against a team that has conceded seven times in their last four European games on the road.

That away record looks even worse when looking at just Champions League clashes. Fenerbahce have lost five and won just one of their previous 10 on their travels in this competition – keeping just one clean sheet in the process.

All things considered, those 4/5 (1.80) odds look too good to pass up on Monaco getting themselves back into the tie by emerging victorious against a travel-sick Fenerbahce.


Monaco to win for a 2.5 pt stake at 4/5 (1.80) with Paddy Power



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