Saint-Etienne vs Montpellier Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 05/02/2022

**The odds were correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change**

Saint-Etienne vs Montpellier is a fixture puts the visitors in a pole position to claim a spot in top five. Given the struggles that the hosts are currently experiencing, a win for the visitors will further compound hosting manager, Pascal Dupraz, to more misery. Read on for more details as well as Football Whispers betting tips for Ligue 1 in this post.

Our Best Two Picks for Saint-Etienne vs Montpellier

Saint-Etienne will host Montpellier at Stade Geoffroy Guichard after more than a year. The hots lost in their last home match against the visitors. And based on their recent performances, another disappointment on home soil could be in the offing. The following are the best two predictions for St-Etienne vs Montpellier by Football Whispers.

Montpellier will find the net first @ 83/10

Our first tip backs the visitors to find the net first in this game. While both sides lost thrice in the last five games, Montpellier scored in four of those outings. On the other hand, the hosts did not score in two of their last five games. Moreover, Etienne goal average on home soil is 1.00 while the visitors average 1.5 goals in 10 trips.

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Both teams to score @ 7/10 (1.70)

Both sides should find the net in this fixture. Despite a better their better form in this matchup, Montpellier’s worst defensive record this season has been on the road, albeit, not much difference from home performance. The visitors have leaked 1.7 goal average in 10 trips and 1.10 on home soil. On the flip-side, Saint-Etienne has leaked 2.09 goals in 11 home games and 1.80 goals leaked in 11 away games. Both sides look weak defensively, which is why we think there will be goals on both ends.

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Saint-Etienne vs Montpellier Betting Odds and the Latest Team Stats

Football Whispers has gathered the latest stats for the teams in this fixture as well as top UK bookies with the best bookies for this match in the tables below.

Saint-Etienne vs Montpellier Match Preview, Lineups and News

A 2-0 win in the reverse fixture gives Montpellier a huge advantage heading into this game. The visitors hope they can also secure a place in the top five after this trip. Currently, Saint-Etienne is ranked last in Ligue 1 with 15 points after 22 games. The hosts haven’t performed well at home and currently sit last on home performance. They have gathered 7 points in 11 home games, which means they hardly go beyond a point in home fixtures.

Moreover, only one home victory, four draws and six losses in those home matches is something to worry about. Presently, head coach, Pascal Dupraz has failed to deliver after 7 games in charge and it seems time is running out for the French tactician.

On the other hand, Montpellier needs only a win to get a place in top five. And despite performing poorly on the road, the visitors outplayed Saint-Etienne in the reverse fixture to bag a 2-nil victory.

The last five games show that both teams are struggling defensively. Two wins and three losses for the hosts in their last five games is a grim picture of their chances in this game. The hosts lost to a non-league side, Bergerac, in France Cup few days ago, a performance that highlighted Etienne’s current struggles. Montpellier also lost thrice and bagged two victories in the last five games. However, the visitors have a better scoring form than Etienne hence should be a threat in the final third.

Saint-Etienne predicted lineup: Bernardoni, Nade, Camara, Kolodziejczak, Macon, Thioub, Moueffek, Gourna-Douath, Nordin, Boudebouz and Bouanga.

Montpellier predicted lineup: Omlin, Ristic, Sakho, Cozza, Souquet, Mollet, Ferri, Chotard, Mavididi, Wahi and Germain.

FAQs-Saint-Etienne vs Montpellier

Saint Etienne vs Montpellier

Which referee will be in charge of this game?

Thomas Leonard

What time will the match start?

The game will kick off at 19:00 GMT +3 on Saturday, February 5th 2022.

Which was the better side in the last five meetings?

Montpellier bagged 3W while Etienne had 1W in the last five meetings. That means one game ended square.