Saint-Etienne vs Montpellier
French Ligue 1
Date: Friday 10th May 2019
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
There are just three games left until Ligue 1 wraps up for another season and Saint Etienne could really finish with a bang.
With the club are just 1 point behind Lyon in the race for 3rd place and a final Champions League position.
Saint Etienne are one of the best in form sides in the league where they have won their last 4 games in a row and there is a huge determination within the side to win each and every game now until the end of the season.
The hosts have been able to close the gap on Lyon to just one point as Lyon could only draw 2-2 at the weekend against 2nd placed Lille. Saint Etienne beat Monaco 3-2 to charge on.
At home this season Saint Etienne have been fantastic and have the 2nd best record in the league where they have won their last 3 games in a row and have lost just twice all season.
Montpellier are rolling the dice for perhaps the final time and this is why this game is so huge.
Currently they are 7 points behind Saint Etienne for a place in the Europa League next season, win this and that is down to 4 points but if they lose then their European dream will be over for another season.
The club drew 1-1 at home to Amiens which was a disappointing result but their recent form is very good and they have gone their last 4 matches unbeaten.
Saint-Etienne vs Montpellier: Head to Head
Earlier this season the teams drew 0-0 in the reverse fixture.
Last season Montpellier won this fixture 1-0.
The last 4 meetings have a 100% success rate for under 1.5 goals.
From the last 6 games played at Saint Etienne, Saint Etienne have won 5 of them.
Saint-Etienne vs Montpellier: Prediction
We are going to back the home side to win this game. In general they have a fantastic record when at home against Montpellier.
Saint Etienne are full of confidence and can score goal all over the pitch, Montpellier need to win this game but we think they will come up short.
They need to start like they are losing the game and will leave gaps for Saint Etienne to exploit who are also at home and have such a solid record here. We can’t see any other result than a home victory for this game.
Saint-Etienne vs Montpellier: Bet Tips
Saint Etienne to beat Montpellier at 1.72 (8/11)
Anytime goalscorer: Robert Beric (Saint Etienne) at 2.50 (6/4)
Saint Etienne to score 2+goals at 1.72 (8/11).