Saint-Etienne vs Montpellier
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 24th November 2019
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (Saint Etienne).
Saint Etienne have been one of the surprise teams this season and come into this game in 4th place. They are in excellent form having gained 13 points from their last 15 and have won 4 from their last 5 games. They are on a 2-game winning streak and in their last match beat Nantes away 3-2.
With a win at the weekend Saint Etienne could climb into 2nd place depending on results of other matches. However, what has been interesting is that they have gained more points away from home and at home they have an average record. Whilst they have lost just once they have drawn 50% of their games here and have been dropping some vital points.
Montpellier are in 5th place and two points behind their hosts so the motivation to win this game and leapfrog them will be high. The club are unbeaten in their last 3 matches and have been solid.
But that solid is only at home and away from home the club have really struggled where they have yet to win a game. Montpellier have picked up just 3 points from a possible 18 on the road and based on away form only they would be in 17th place.
Saint-Etienne vs Montpellier: Head to Head
- Last season Montpellier won this game 1-0.
- Saint Etienne have not beaten Montpellier when at home since 2016.
- The last 5 meetings have all seen under 2.5 goals.
Saint-Etienne vs Montpellier: Prediction
We expect to see a good game but think the home side will have too much for Montpellier who are having many problems away from home. However these fixtures are usually very close and for that reason we are going to back the double chance on Montpellier which will also cover us in case there is a draw. We will also back for small stakes the correct score. We expect a very close game with quality on the pitch but few chances in conditions which could be near freezing on Sunday late afternoon.
Saint-Etienne vs Montpellier : Bet Tips
Double Chance: Montpellier win or draw at 1.57 (4/7)
Correct Score: 0-0 or 1-1 at 8.00 (7/1) and 6.00 (5/1).