MON Vs REI Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: AS Monaco begin a fresh campaign under new tutelage as the side looks to overhaul its underachieving form from last season
They might have fallen short of the top 6 by the solitary point but that didn’t stop AS Monaco’s leadership from opting for a change of manager. The 9th placed finish was better than the 2018-19 campaign but still a far cry from what a club which has won the league on 9 occasions is capable of.
Riddled with inconsistency and a leaky defence, AS Monaco were never able to embark on a truly meaningful run of results in the league. And the side’s final three results proved to be the biggest stumbling block with the club failing to win all of them, results which ultimately curbed the side from qualifying for the Europa League as the season was brought to an abrupt halt.
It’s a plight which the side will be striving to put behind it when it steps out to faceoff against Reims in its league opener of Ligue 1 2020-21 today. Undefeated in 8 of their 11 home encounters and having scored in all of them in 2020, AS Monaco will be looking to put that record going when they take to the middle today.
However, things are not going to be simple by any stretch of the word for AS Monaco today though. The side welcomes Reims who for the first time in 58 years qualified for European football last season after ending in 6th place.
The league’s finest defence, Reims managed to accrue the one point from this fixture when they took on AS Monaco last season. We envision today’s tie playing out in the same manner with both the side’s curtailing the affair in a draw.
Probable Playing 11
- Pietro is going to sit out today’s encounter with the player currently injured for the side.
Lecomte, Aguilar, Badiashile, Disasi, Ballo-Toure, Tchouameni, Fofana, Golovin, Martins, Ben Yedder, Onyekuru
Rajkovic, Foket, Faes, Abdelhamid, Konan, Munetsi, Chavalerin, Cafaro, Berisha, Zeneli, Dia
Ligue 1 2020-21
Match: AS Monaco Vs Reims
Date And Time: 23rd August, Sunday- 4:30pm IST
Venue: Stade Louis II, Monaco
- Ben Yedder: 18 Goals, 5 Assists
- Dia: 7 Goals, 1 Assist
AS Monaco Vs Reims: 1-1
MON Vs REI Dream11 Goal-Keeper
Reims’ Predrag Rajkovic will be inducted into our Dream 11 side as the goal-keeper for the impending tie. The shot stopper is an astounding custodian of his side’s goal, a player who utilised his expertise to snag save after save last season.
MON Vs REI Dream11 Defenders
Reims emerged as the league most astounding defence in the 2019-20 campaign. This is a backline which let in a measly 21 goals past it all season long, the least by any side inside the competition.
Along with his articulate skill set as a defender, Yunis Abdelhamid had the three goals and one assist to his name as well to make the CB a must have pick for us today. Elsewhere, AS Monaco will see us opt for an entire trivalent of picks for the impending affair.
Although questions will be raised over our decision to overload our Dream 11 side with defenders from the home team with the side shipping in 44 goals last season, the decision is one taken given Reims’ horrendous attack. The side had a frugal 26 goals in the league all season last time around, a number vindictive of their howler attack.
And with a new shift of manager, AS Monaco are bound to have utilised their practice matches to address their defence. Reims will accord them a chance to rake up a much yearned for cleansheet today to see all of Ruben Aguilar, Fode Ballo-Toure and Axel Disasi be embedded in our setup.
MON Vs REI Dream11 Midfielders
This is a contest which has traditionally not ended in a win for the visiting team. The visiting side has been devoid of a win in the matchup in the last 10 encounters and with AS Monaco having scored in all their home encounters in 2020, it was only befitting to begin this ambit from the home side.
We begin our set of picks with Aleksandr Golovin with the player having registered three goals and four assists for the club the last season. Gelson Martins with the four links up with him, two players crucially in seeing AS Monaco accrue 44 goals last term.
Youssouf Fofana joins up with the two while the electric and diminutive Arber Zeneli will be our lone pick from Reims.
MON Vs REI Dream11 Strikers
Although AS Monaco are up infront a real challenge today, the side will be fanciful of a win as long as it has Wissam Ben Yedder at its disposal. He was the league’s top scorer last term with a staggering 18 goals and 5 assists, a player capable of ripping the best of defences into shreds.
Reims also see their top scorer make a foray into our side with seven goal man Boulaye Dia making for a must have pick.
Captain And Vice-Captain
AS Monaco’s top scorer last season, Yedder will slot his way into our team as the captain while Dia is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Rajkovic, Abdelhamid, Fode, Aguilar, Disasi, Golovin, Zeneli, Martins, Fofana, Dia, Wassim
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.