Saint Etienne – Montpellier, Ligue 1 Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR SAINT ETIENNE - MONTPELLIER
St. Etienne have serious reasons for optimism. After the weak period in which they entered between mid-January and mid-March, they flushed and now have 6 wins in the last 7 games. The greens showed a serious character in some matches, as the victory in the last round against Monaco was impressive. St. Etienne definitely shows a game at such a level that it is quite reasonable to say that they deserve to play in the Champions League.
Montpellier have no chances for the top 3, but if they beat St. Etienne now they will be 4 points out of the green 2 rounds before the end. This is hardly a big motivation for the team, given that even with such a development of events it is unlikely that they will be able to finish above their current rival. Montpellier are also in a good series with 3 consecutive wins finishing with a draw in the last round against Amiens at home.
Typical for Montpellier lately are the goal matches. They changed their style, which was quite defensive in recent years and now they play with a lot of fantasy in attack. Accordingly, they also make defense mistakes that help opponents score goals. For St. Etienne this is not a problem, because they have done so lately. We expect St. Etienne to score over 1.5 goals at 1.73 and win the victory that will bring them closer to the top 3.
In seven consecutive games, St. Etienne scored at least two goals in the league
ETIENNE TEAM NEWS
Monnet-Paquet(23/1 F), Silva(19/0 D), Subotic(26/1 D), Hamouma(25/3 M) and Diony(30/5 F) are out
MONTPELLIER TEAM NEWS
Aguilar(28/1 D) is out