The Ivorian will play as a lone striker for the hosts as they look to return to form without Dimitar Berbatov, who misses out for last season's Ligue 1 runners-up.
Traore's main support will come from Yannick Ferreira Carrasco and Valere Germain, who are given starts on the wings.
Evian manager Pascal Dupraz, whose side will climb above Monaco with a win, brings back Modou Sogou to provide another attacking threat for his team.
Monaco: Subasic, Fabinho, Carvalho, Raggi, Kurzawa, Moutinho, Toulalan, Bakayoko, Germain, Carrasco, Traore
Evian TG: Hansen, Abdallah, Sabaly, Mongongu, Cambon, Tejeda, Camus, Barbosa, Wass, Sorlin, Sougou