Monaco vs Saint-Etienne
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 5 May 2019
Kick-off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade Louis II (Monaco).
Monaco continue their battle to steer away from relegation waters when they welcome an inform Saint-Etienne this Sunday.
Leonardo Jardim’s men are just 4 points above the drop zone and are under pressure after failing to win their last 5 games.
Last week, they battled a 2-2 draw against Rennes, thanks to Radamel Falcao who scored twice inside 6 minutes late in the second half to cancel out early first half goals.
This is hardly anything to boost the team confidence as they are looking for their first win in 5 games.
Saint-Etienne on the other hand, are 4th in the league table and will be keen to finish the season on a high.
A win at Stade Louis II will help Jean-Louis Gasset’s men to extend their lead over Marseille to 7 points and consolidate their bid for Europa League automatic qualification.
In terms of form, Saint-Etienne is on the best possible mood after snatching 5 wins from their last 6 league games.
Away form is good as well with the team bagging 3 wins and 1 draw from the last 5.
Monaco vs Saint-Etienne Head-to-head
Saint-Etienne won the reverse on the corresponding match by 2-0 and end Monaco’s 8 match unbeaten run in this h2h fixture.
The Les Monegasques won 4 and drew as many games during before that.
At Stade Louis, the Saints will be looking for their first win in 8 years.
They last won here in December 2010; Monaco won 4 and drew 1 since then.
Monaco vs Saint-Etienne Prediction
Defensive vulnerabilities and consistent injury problems sum up the story of Monaco this season. They welcome Saint-Etienne with at least 7 players out with fitness issues, including Fabregas, Jovetic, Subasic and Benaglio.
Saint-Etienne had found a way back to form in recent months and they are favorites for me here, despite the bookies pricing them at long shot 3.10.
I won’t be hesitant to back an away win here with both teams to score as a safe secondary option.
Monaco vs Saint-Etienne Betting Tips
FT – Saint-Etienne to win @ 3.10
Both teams to Score @ 1.65.