Montpellier vs Saint-Etienne
France Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 2 May 2021
Kick-Off at 16.05 UK
Venue: Stade de la Mosson.
Montpellier will host St Etienne is a low-profile Ligue 1 tie on Sunday afternoon at Stade de la Mosson. Neither of the two sides have much to play for in the remaining four games of the season.
The visitors could still theoretically complicate their lives by joining the relegation scrap, but an eight-point gap between them and the red zone should be enough to keep them in the elite tier next season regardless of the results they achieve in the final four rounds.
Speaking of the results, Saint-Etienne have not quite done very well of late. They will travel to Stade de la Mosson off the back of two successive defeats to PSG and Brest. Les Verts shipped five goals in the process.
In general, Claude Puel’s men have been struggling to keep things tight defensively throughout the whole season. They will hardly improve defensive numbers here against attacking-minded Montpellier.
Montpellier vs Saint-Etienne Head-to-head
Saint-Etienne lead the head to head tie by five wins going into the 32nd encounter with La Paillade.
However, Les Verts did struggle to perform against Montpellier in the last several years. They are winless in the last five official matches against La Paillade and they have failed to score a single goal along the way.
Interestingly, none of the last eight official head to head games between the two outfits saw two or more goals scored.
Montpellier vs Saint-Etienne Prediction
We believe the time has come for the low-scoring head to head tradition to be broken in this match-up.
Neither Montpellier nor St Etienne have been tough to break down recently. Both teams did much better in the final third throughout most of the season. Goals were thus scored at both ends in each of the last seven outings Montpellier played in Ligue 1.
Knowing that Les Verts will go into this off the back of three successive high-scoring games (with three or more goals scored) in the division, the Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score looks like a great betting option at the 2.00 odds.
Saint-Etienne allowed five goals in the last two league outings. We will also back the home win at the 2.37 odds since La Paillade won three and drew two of the last five home fixtures in the league.
Montpellier vs Saint-Etienne Bet Tips
Montpellier to win @ 2.37
Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score @ 2.00.