The Monegasques could not win in the starting Tour of League 1 with Nantes (1-1), although Kovacs’ players were leading in the score and had a great territorial advantage, but a draw is a draw. In Prague, in the first match, they clearly showed the difference in class between the teams – the Croatian still rotated the roster in these 2 games, so with such a deep roster, they should go confidently and more or less successfully with such a deep roster.
Sparta collapsed purely physically in the first game, in fact, and the Czechs did not have one hundred percent chances, but they missed, making monstrous blunders in defense, not keeping up with the opponent. At the moment, these are teams of 2 different levels with different intensity of action on the field, so I will not look for intrigue in the confrontation. In the Monaco class, the opponents should again close confidently with the support of the stands.
The second match is a formality. Monaco is much higher in class, plays much more intensely, and the performing skills of the bronze medalists of Ligue 1 are much higher than that of the vice-champions of the Czech Republic, which we saw in the first game. In my opinion, here Kovacs’ wards will only develop their advantage and calmly and bring the matter to victory, while the Prague team will fly to the Europa League, like Spartak from Benfica (about the same difference in class in comparison).