St Etienne vs Montpellier Match Info
Date: Friday May 10 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard
St Etienne vs Montpellier Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
August 25 2018: Montpellier 0-0 St Etienne
April 27 2018: Montpellier 0-1 St Etienne
October 20 2017: St Etienne 0-1 Montpellier
Total head-to-head league matches played since 1994-95: 25
St Etienne wins: 15
Montpellier wins: 7
St Etienne vs Montpellier Stats
- Only one of the last 12 matches between these clubs has ended as a draw
- Paris Saint-Germain are the only team to have gained more points than St Etienne at home in Ligue 1 this season
- St Etienne have collected 19 points from the last 21 available at home or away
St Etienne vs Montpellier Match Preview
St Etienne are in with a real chance of mixing it with Europe’s elite for the first time since 1981-82 – and can boost their hopes further with a home victory against Montpellier.
One of France’s most successful clubs in the 1960s and 70s, and runners-up to Bayern Munich in the 1975-76 European Cup, St Etienne have been overshadowed by the much wealthier Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco in recent years.
But under manager Jean-Louis Gasset, who has also had two short spells in charge of Montpellier, Les Verts are challenging Lyon for third position in the Ligue 1 table which yields Champions League football for next season.
Now only one point behind Lyon after an excellent run of form, St Etienne will expect to beat Montpellier and hope Marseille can do them a favour by taking points off Les Gones when they host them on Sunday.
Montpellier are seven points behind St Etienne in fifth position but they are almost certain to miss out on a place in the Europa League because the two French domestic cups this term have been won by mid-table clubs in Strasbourg and Rennes, who therefore qualify instead.
In good form themselves, Montpellier are unlikely to be a pushover here, but St Etienne have a big incentive to win and are backed to make it seven victories from their last eight games.
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St Etienne vs Montpellier Betting Tips
St Etienne to win and under 4.5 goals in the match @ 21/20 with bet365
St Etienne HT/FT @ 13/8 with bet365