Montpellier vs Saint-Etienne
2018/19 French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 25th August 2018
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Mosson (Montpellier).
Montpellier were shocked when they lost their opening game at this stadium to Dijon 2-1 but they made up for it the next week with a 2-1 win at Amiens. The club are back at home where they fans want to taste victory and see their side win and they should have a decent chance even on the face of it this could be a tricky tie.
St Etienne are unbeaten after two games as they beat Guingamp 2-1 at home and then on the road they ended up drawing with Strasbourg with that game finishing 1-1.
The home side are the favourites to win but they are not odds on and are a good price and could be worth picking. Despite not getting off to the best of starts Montpellier have played a nice brand of attacking football and were unlucky to lose against Dijon the last time they played here.
Montpellier vs Saint-Etienne: Head to Head
Last season Montpellier lost this fixture 1-0.
From the last 4 fixtures played here Montpellier has 2 wins and so does St Etienne.
Home or away the last 3 fixtures have all ended with the correct score of 1-0.
Montpellier vs Saint-Etienne: Prediction
Florent Mollet for the home side has looked sharp and found some form scoring in their victory over Amiens and he is good value to score anytime. This could be a very tight game and the quality between the two isn’t that different.
So anytime goalscorer will be our main bet and for smaller stakes we will also predict the final score outcome. It what could be a game dominated by the midfield with few chances.
Montpellier vs Saint-Etienne: Bet Tips
Anytime goal scorer: Florent Mollet (Montpellier) at 4.33 (10/3)
Correct Score: 1-0 or 2-1 to Montpellier at 6.50 (11/2) and 9.00 (8/1).