While in some European leagues next weekend, the last matchday is still pending, three matches are still to be played in the French Ligue 1. As a result, the duel between fourth-placed AS St. Étienne and fifth-placed Montpellier is complete, although seven points separate both teams. If “La Paillade” get an away win in the southern French industrial city, the troupe of Michel Der Zakarian would come up to four points to the French record champions again.
Today’s Betting Prediction St. Etienne vs Montpellier
Thus, the qualification for the Europa League, which is reserved in the league only because of the Cup victories of Racing Strasbourg and Stade Rennes in the league, still achievable, although the chances are of course no longer too big. As the home side, to qualify for the first time ever for the Champions League founded in 1992, are significantly larger, especially since the backlog of St. Etienne to the current third-placed Olympique Lyon is only one point and OL a difficult away game in Marseille Sunday in front of the chest.
Accordingly, it is hardly surprising that St. Etienne against Montpellier is, according to odds, the bookmaker in the clear favorites role, although “La Paillade” will definitely throw everything into this match again. Finally, the Europa League is mathematically still possible, which would not be a very undeserved reward for a strong season for the French champion of the year 2012. This is how St. Etienne Vs. Montpellier for the prediction also note that the HSC France’s fourth-strongest away team and only five of the 16 games so far lost on foreign soil in the current season. At least a scoring in the south of France is the training club of Laurent Blanc trust. Whether this will ultimately be enough for a victory in the Département Loire, is an open question. Thus appears at St. Etienne Vs. Montpellier a tip on the home victory of the Verts in Torerfolg both teams to be a far more sustainable option.
St. Etienne – Statistics & Current Form
In fact, after three defeats by PSG, Marseille and Lille in four match days in February and March, the move to Europe was already over for ASSE. What happened then in the episode leaves the followers of the tenfold French master (Rekord) currently dreaming of glorious old times. After 19 out of 21 possible points from the last seven league games, AS Saint-Étienne is only one point behind Olympique Lyon. Noteworthy, especially as it was anything but a continuation of the series last weekend in the 3-2 win away to Monaco in the first half.
“We have brought 19 points from the last seven games, but will humbly approach Montpellier and Nice. We know that our audience will be pushing for the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard for these real finals. ” – Jean-Louis Gasset at L’Equipe
Nevertheless, Jean-Louis Gasset has his Sainté firmly under control and was able to set exactly the right impulses at halftime. Can the Verts bring them in the two home games against Montpellier and Nice on the field and then leave in the season finale away in Angers burn nothing, so could be laid with an unprecedented series from the last ten league games, actually the switch for something, what it is in The history of the club has never been: A participation in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. Admittedly, St. Etienne would have even as a group first in the qualifying round for the premier class at the beginning of the 2019/20 season, but there would definitely meet with the elimination of all now automatically qualified teams from England, Spain, Italy and Germany to a feasible opponent.
Last time, the French record champions played in the 1980/81 season in the European Cup of Champions – the predecessor to the Champions League. The followers in the south of France are all the more yearning for a return to the most important European competition for club teams. Should ASSE succeed in doing so, the home record would have to be held responsible in the first place. Of the 17 home games at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard so far, the Verts have won 12 games (two draws, three defeats), which is why the tip for home win number 13 at St. Etienne against Montpellier despite the away strength of “La Paillade” is a coherent affair. In addition, the recently injured Youssef Aït Bennasser against the HSC could return to the grid, which would provide for the game forward for new impetus.
Best scorers in the league:
🥇 Wahbi Khazri (13 goals)
🥈 Rémy Cabella (8 goals)
Expected formation of St. Etienne:
↳ Ruffier – Kolodziejczak – Perrin – Saliba – M’Vila – Ait Bennasser – Polomat – Debuchy – Cabella – Khazri – Hamouma
Last matches of St. Etienne:
⚽️ 05.05.2019 – AS Monaco vs. AS St. Etienne 2: 3 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 28.04.2019 – AS St. Étienne Vs. Toulouse 2: 0 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 21.04.2019 – Stade Reims vs. AS St. Etienne 0: 2 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 14.04.2019 – AS St. Étienne Vs. Girondins Bordeaux 3: 0 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 06.04.2019 – Amiens vs. AS St. Etienne 2: 2 (Ligue 1)
Montpellier – Statistics & Current Form
14 wins from 35 league appear at first glance only to upper middle-sized, but because in 13 other draws only eight season defeats at Montpellier HSC are on book, “La Paillade” can still make residual hopes for Europe. If meanwhile Paris Saint-Germain had won both cup competitions as in previous years, the fifth place, which the team of Michel Der Zakarian currently occupies, would even be sufficient for a return to the Europa League. Only in the season 2010/11, the HSC was once allowed to participate in the qualification for the second most important European competition for club teams, but failed to underdog Gyori ETO FC from Hungary unhappy on penalties.
Also the only appearance in the Champions League as national champion of the 2011/12 season was extremely lackluster, as “La Paillade” failed after two draws (both incidentally against FC Schalke) and four defeats as group last in the first round. Since then, the kickers from the south of France are keen to get another chance to get noticed in Europe. All the more annoying that the HSC did not get past a 1: 1 draw at home against Amiens SC last Sunday. Had the troupe of Michael Der Zakarian finally brought the fourth threes into the series, it would now be only five points behind the Verts, which could have been significantly shortened with an away win.
No matter how much the HSC relies on the help of the remaining two matches – the fact remains that Laurent Blanc’s training club will do its utmost to remain loyal to the away leg (only five out of 16 games away) and three times in the Département Loire to score to get this residual chance. Montpellier may be the big outsider against St. Etienne, according to bookmakers, but in the 2017/18 season they ended up with a 1-0 away win for “La Paillade” at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard at the bottom of the scoreboard.
Best scorers in the league:
🥇 Andy Delort (14 goals)
🥈 Gaëtan Laborde (10 goals)
Expected lineup of Montpellier:
↳ Lecompte – Congré – Hilton – Mendes – Skhiri – Le Tallec – Oyongo – Suarez – Molle – Delort – Laborde
Last matches of Montpellier:
⚽️ 05.05.2019 – Montpellier Vs. Amiens 1: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 30.04.2019 – Montpellier Vs. PSG 3: 2 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 20.04.2019 – Strasbourg vs. Strasbourg Montpellier 1: 3 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 14.04.2019 – Montpellier Vs. Toulouse 2: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 07.04.2019 – OGC Nice vs. Montpellier 1: 0 (Ligue 1)
St. Etienne vs. Montpellier Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
Head to head: 24 – 6 – 13
There have been 43 clashes between AS St.Étienne and Montpellier HSC so far, and more than half of all games have gone to the Verts in 24 matches. So “La Paillade” brings it in just six draws only to 13 victories against the French record champions, but secured just recently last season at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard an away win. The last duel between the two teams in the first half ended on 25 August 2018 at the beginning of the current season by the way with a goalless draw.
St. Etienne vs Montpellier Our Best Betting Prediction
In St. Etienne against Montpellier for the prediction, the last duels now but definitely not matter. After all, both teams are fully prepared to stay in the race for European starting positions. And especially the guests from Montpellier can only do that, if at the end an away win at the record champion of France is retracted. That’s exactly what ASSE has to prevent at all costs, because even if third place fails, as Olympique Lyon wins the last matches, the troupe of Jean-Louis Gasset has to defend at least fourth place, at least the Europa League in the hindquarters. In addition to Montpellier, Marseille also switched to fourth place, which could even become a laughing third in a draw in this fight.
Key Facts – St. Etienne vs Montpellier tips
⭐️ In the first leg, both teams parted in August 2018 with a goalless draw
⭐️ St. Etienne finished 19 out of 21 possible
⭐️ Montpellier is the fourth strongest away team in France and lost only five of the 16 games in foreign places
In summary, it can be said that there are two side by side neighbors in Ligue 1, both of whom are playing for victory and will be aiming for the three points. This means that both opponents need to focus on the game to the front, so a bottom-scoring both teams bottom line is a pretty realistic affair. For the best possible odds, we extend this with the classic 1X2 bets and win at St. Etienne. Montpellier on the tip that the Verts win and both teams to score.
Betting Prediction: St. Etienne wins and both teams to score