St. Etienne vs Montpellier – Ligue 1 : On the first match of the 10th round of Ligue 1, St. Etienne hosts Montpellier at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium….
St. Etienne currently occupies the 3rd place in Ligue 1 with 17 points, getting 5 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses so far.
Playing in front of their fans, they have been able to get 11 out of those 17 points, staying unbeaten at home and having a goal record of 10 goals scored and 4 goals conceded.
The team managed by the Spaniard Oscar Garcia, much like they have used to do in the recent years, are a very tough opponent to beat at the Geoffroy-Guichard. Pogba, Perrin and Hernani won’t be available to help the team on this encounter.
Montpellier is in 11th place on this Ligue 1 with 12 points gained, thanks to 3 wins and 3 draws, also having conceded 3 losses up until this point.
Globally, the team’s form is very positive since they got 8 out of the last 12 possible points and they have faced big teams on the latest rounds like PSG, Monaco and Nice.
Still, their record away from home doesn’t impose much respect, only having 1 win on the 4 away matches they’ve played so far.
This Montpellier side traditionally shows some limitations whenever they play as visitors, being the 2nd worst away team in the league last season, for example.
St. Etienne vs Montpellier – Betting Tip and Prediction:
With a St. Etienne so comfortable playing at their own stadium, contrasting with Montpellier’s low productivity playing as visitors,
I believe we will have a home win with more or less difficulty, although I will opt to protect in case of a draw, considering the visitors’ good form.
I’ll also highlight the fact that Montpellier was never able to win in any of the 9 matches they played at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium.
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