St. Etienne vs Monaco Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between St. Etienne vs Monaco in Ligue 1.
St. Etienne vs Monaco Match Preview
Two sides with contrasting fortunes in the recent games come face to face in the St. Etienne vs Monaco fixture on Friday, December 15. While the hosts are facing one of its worst run of fixtures that saw them drop to just two points from the relegation zone, the visitors are back to winning ways in the league.
To say that St. Etienne is in desperate need of points will not do justice to their current state. The hosts are without a win in the league in their last eight matches (D3, L5) which saw them slide down the table. St. Etienne currently find themselves 15th in the table (20 pts, W5, D5, L7) and are just two points above the relegation zone. They are in desperate need for points this weekend against Monaco and the next against fellow strugglers Guingamp. If things don’t go to plan, they may find themselves deep in the relegation zone! They have been regularly leaking goals as can be seen in the fact that they have conceded 27 goals so far, while scoring only 17.
Monaco, on the other hand, are one of the three teams that are on 35 points from 17 games (W11, D2, L4) with goal difference keeping them in third position behind Lyon with Paris Saint-Germain way ahead with 44 points! Monaco’s season can only get better as their European commitments have ended in a whimper – they finished bottom of their Champions League group. Though the title looks a foregone conclusion, Monaco would like to keep in touch with PSG which means picking full points from this St. Etienne vs Monaco fixture is vital for them. However, away from home they have won just once in their last four matches (W1, D1, L2) which should give a ray of hope to the hosts.
St. Etienne vs Monaco H2H
This St. Etienne vs Monaco fixture has historically been too close to call and the record reads W9, D10, L7 in 26 previous meetings, in favour of St. Etienne.
St. Etienne vs Monaco Team News
For St. Etienne, Pierre-Gabriel will be unavailable after being sent off in the last match. Bryan Dabo and Leo Lacroix too are out suspended while Ole Selnaes will miss due to an ankle injury.
Monaco will have long-term absentees Youri Tielemans and Gabriel Boschilia unavailable for this fixture while Stevan Jovetic is unavailable due to an injury.
St. Etienne vs Monaco Probable Line-ups
St. Etienne: Ruffier, Janko, Theophile-Catherine, M’Bengue, Silva, Pajot, Diousse, Bamba, Cabella, Monnet-Pasquet, Diony.
Monaco: Subasic, Sidibe, Glik, Jemerson, Jorge, Lopes, Moutinho, Fabinho, Lemar, Falcao, Keita.
St. Etienne vs Monaco Predictions
Both sides are engulfed in poor form ahead of this encounter, although Monaco look in slightly better shape. History points to the fact that St. Etienne and Monaco have seen under 2.5 goals in their last seven matches against Monaco. The visitors are poor travellers in this season, but should still see out a win in this match. Back the game to be a low-scorer with under 2.5 goals a better alternative and good betting tip.