Saint-Etienne vs Monaco
France – Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 28th September 2018
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (Saint Etienne).
Saint Etienne were not expected to win on Tuesday night but they went to Toulouse who have started well and did just that winning in the end by a 3-2 score line in what was an exciting game.
This marked Toulouse’s first loss of the season at home and was Saint Etienne’s first away win. The victory moved the club firmly into the top 5 and they come into this game with back to back wins and just 1 defeat in their opening 7 games.
At home Saint Etienne have beaten Caen and Guingamp and drawn against Amiens, they are untested at home but they are picking up wins.
For Monaco their disaster of a season continues and they lost 1-0 at home to Angers to confirm what many suspected, this team are spent. The problem has been the quality of players that have been allowed to leave the principality. The club have made great money but in the same process this has cost them on the pitch dearly. Take this into account, they had no shots on target at home v Angers. This tells us all we need to know about a club that are really struggling.
Currently Monaco are in 16th position and have just 1 win all season, picking up 2 points from their last possible 15.
Saint-Etienne vs Monaco: Head to Head
- Last season Monaco won this game 4-0.
- Monaco have won the last 3 meetings between the sides.
- Saint Etienne have not beaten Monaco in any game since 2014.
Saint-Etienne vs Monaco: Prediction
Saint Etienne have no wins against Monaco for 4 years and you have to wonder if they can break that record on Friday night? We have no faith in Monaco even on paper if they a good side. Saint Etienne are the favourites to win but are a great price and we will take them to do so.
The home side will attack from the beginning and are in form and they will feel that this is the right time to expose Monaco’s weaknesses. Normally we wouldn’t go against Leonardo Jardim’s side but there seems little option to go with them.
Saint-Etienne vs Monaco: Bet Tips
Saint Etienne to beat Monaco at 2.25 (5/4)
Saint Etienne to score 2+ goals at 2.75 (7/4).