Montpellier vs Saint-Etienne
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 19th February 2017
Kick off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier.
Montpellier come into this game having secured a very solid and professional win 3-0 over Nancy. This was the clubs first clean sheet in almost one month and defence has been the key target as the club look to retain their status in Ligue 1.
As things go this shouldn’t be a problem as they are in 11th place, but the squeeze of points is close and there is only a four point difference from the bottom three. It is these games then at home where the likes of Montpellier will be looking to achieve key victories and steer clear of any pressure and danger come April and May.
Montpellier did lose their last home game, though that was against Monaco and they have lost here just twice all season.
St Etienne have been one of the form teams in the league and have won 4 of their last five games, their only blip coming to Nice where they lost 1-0. However away from home they have won just once in five matches.
Montpellier vs Saint-Etienne: Head to Head Stats
St Etienne have had a fantastic run in these fixtures where they have won the last 8 of them either home or away. The most common result has been 2-0. Montpellier have not won this fixture since 2012.
Montpellier vs Saint-Etienne: Prediction
These teams are very close in quality and could well cancel each other out. We will go for minimum stakes here, both teams would be happy with another point gained and a draw looks on the cards for the half time betting.
Montpellier vs Saint-Etienne: Bet Tips
Montpellier and St Etienne to draw at half time at 11/10 (2.10).