19th March 2021 – 21:00, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne
The clash between St. Etienne and Monaco will open the action in the Ligue 1 30th round on Friday evening. The home side wants to stay in the safe zone, while the visitors have the last chance to get involved in the title race.
St. Etienne vs Monaco Match Preview & Team News
St. Etienne cannot be satisfied with the current campaign as the hosts still haven’t secured survival. The home side is six points ahead of the relegation zone, and every point is important for them. Nevertheless, Claude Puel’s side managed to end its winless streak after beating Angers on the road last weekend. However, Mahdi Camara and the lads celebrated only three times at the home ground this season and only once on the previous five occasions. St. Etienne hasn’t been too efficient so far, while the defense needs to be much tighter. The hosts want to get away from the danger and pick up something from this clash.
Monaco missed the chance to enter the title battle in the latest round after a goalless draw against Lille. Additionally, they failed to capitalize on PSG’s defeat and Lyon taking only a point away at Reims. The visitors are seven points behind Les Dogues and four from the Saints and l’OL. Niko Kovac’s side needs to get back on the winning track after picking up just a point from the previous two matches. Wissam Ben Yedder and the lads are among the most efficient teams in Ligue 1, while they haven’t been so tight in the back. Monaco has been excellent on the road lately and managed to get back home with a win four times from the last five outings. The visitors need to go for a win in this match if they want to enter the top three, at least.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
St. Etienne is always a tough host, and they are not without a chance of remaining undefeated. However, we think Monaco is capable of securing an important victory, and the visitors should pick up all three points.
Goals Market Prediction
Their head-to-head clashes at Saint-Etienne have been pretty tight recently, and this one shouldn’t be much different. Monaco managed to keep the clean sheet in their last two matches, and this one might stay under a 2.5 margin.
St. Etienne vs Monaco
Monaco to win @ 1.80
Under 2.5 FT @ 1.95
Correct score 0:2 @ 9.00