Montpellier vs St Etienne Prediction & Tips
Montpellier and Saint ‑ Étienne face at Stade de la Mosson, in a match for the 35 th round of the Ligue 1. In the last head ‑ to ‑ head for this edition of the league, on 01‑11‑2020, Montpellier won away by (0‑1) . At this stadium, the head ‑ to ‑ head history favors the home team, since they have a record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 4 matches. Sure enough, the last time these teams met at this stadium, on 09‑02‑2020, in a match for the Ligue 1, Montpellier won by (1‑0). The only goal of the match was scored by A. Delort (25 ‘). The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 8th position, with 47 points won, after 12 wins, 11 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate game, they drew away against Lille by (1‑1). In the last, they lost away against Nice by (3‑1). This is a team that, curiously, has more positive results away than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with 20 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses at their stadium, with 28 goals scored and 31 conceded. In the last 10 home matches for the championship, Montpellier has recorded 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 12 points out of 30 possible. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point, as they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for goals, since 13 of 17 ended with Over 2.5 goals on the scoreboard. In the 34 games he played in this competition, he only managed 2 twists in the 16 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Montpellier enters this game with a 3-1 defeat in the trip to Nice, putting an end to the eleven consecutive games without losing in this French championship: the only goal of the team was stamped by Gaëtan Laborde. Now, in this game against Saint-Étienne, mister Michel Der Zakarian must take a chance on the same strategy, privileging the low middle block and counterattacks, exploring the space in the opponent’s back in the best way. Striker Gaëtan Laborde is Montpellier’s top scorer in the league with 13 goals scored. For this match, the home coach does not have Téji Savanier, punished, as well as Jordan Ferri, Pedro Mendes and Souquet, both of whom have physical problems.
The visiting team is currently in 14th position, with 39 points won, after 10 wins, 9 draws and 15 losses. In the penultimate game, they lost away against Paris Saint Germain by (3‑2). In the last match, they have lost at home against Brest by (1‑2). This is a team that, curiously, has been stronger away than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 away matches for the league, Saint-Étienne has recorded 5 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses, so they have won 16 points out of 30 possible. In their league matches as a visitor, the most frequent result at half-time was 0‑1 (6 out of 17 games). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 games, for that reason it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, since they managed to finish in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 34 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turnaround in the 15 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Saint-Étienne enters this game with a defeat, by 1-2, against Stade Brest, adding in this way the second defeat followed in this French championship: the only goal of the team was stamped by Wahbi Khazri. Even playing away from home, Mister Claude Puel should give priority to maintaining possession of the ball and organized attacks, always with the aim of not losing his balance. Adil Aouchiche and Arnaud Nordin, players who play in the wings of the team, are very fast and strong players in transporting the ball to the attack. Out of this game are Yvann Macon and Jessy Moulin, both with physical problems.
Montpellier – St Etienne FREE TIPS
St Etienne – Win @ 2.25
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90