Monaco vs Saint-Etienne Prediction & Match Preview

Monaco vs Saint-Etienne
France – Coupe de France
Date: Tuesday, 28 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:55 UK/ 20:55 CET
Venue: Stade Louis II (Monaco).

Home advantage will likely play a significant role this Tuesday in determining the result. However, the recent domination of Etienne in h2h clashes, and the fact that this is one-off cup knockout, suggest that the guests will not be returning empty-handed.

Monaco vs Saint-Etienne Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Etienne are on a three-match winning run.
  • Before that run, Monaco were on a streak of three wins to nil.
  • Monaco had won three of the former four clashes at this stadium.
  • The last Etienne won at this venue was back in 2010.

Monaco vs Saint-Etienne Prediction

Monaco were on the road in the previous round, and they had taken on Sainty-Pryve. Expectedly, against the team from the lower tier, Monaco recorded a comfortable 1-3 win.

Meanwhile, Etienne got to this stage after defeating Paris FC on the road. The former had scored three goals in return for two by the capital club.

In regards to the result this Tuesday, Monaco are considered to be the stronger side. First of all, they were the last team to be crowned French champions, before PSG had began their rampage. 

On top of that they have the home advantage, and are comparatively better in terms of recent form. To quote a stat, they were unbeaten in seven of their last ten matches, and had scored twice or more in four of their prior six fixtures.

In front of the home crowd, they had won nine of the last twelve appearances, and scored twice or more in ten of the previous fourteen such games.

On the other hand, Etienne had lost six of their preceding ten overall match-ups, and five of their past eight road trips as well. 

In addition, they had conceded eight goals from their last two away games, and twice or more in seven of their previous ten matches away from home.

Most importantly, Monaco had won three of the preceding four h2h clashes at this venue, and have failed to score in such fixtures only once since 1999. Also, since 2010, only once have they lost in front of the home crowd against Etienne.

Taking into account these observations, it’s concluded that Monaco are the rightful choice to be backed for the win this Tuesday.

However, understand this is the knockouts of a prestigious cup competition, and that it’s a one-off game. Etienne have nothing to lose, and a whole lot to gain. We can surely expect them to play without fear, especially since they are the underdogs.

Moreover, they have won the last three h2h clashes, and they scored six goals in the process. At this venue, in the latest h2h encounter, they had scored thrice, and they had scored five goals from their previous two overall games this season.

On the road this campaign, the team had scored thrice or more in two of their former three trips, and scored twice or more in three of the past five. 

Also, since September of last year, or in the previous fourteen road trips, only once have Etienne failed to find the back of the net this season, and it had come in the Europa League.

Taking these new information at face value, we arrive to the conclusion that it would be hard for the hosts Monaco to keep a clean sheet this Tuesday, and likely the potential of BTTS becomes very high.

Monaco vs Saint-Etienne Betting Tips

  • Monaco to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3).