Saint-Etienne will be aiming to extend their undefeated start into this Ligue 1 campaign when they make the trip to the Stade de la Mosson to take on Montpellier on Saturday evening. Montpellier picked up a 2-1 victory on the road at Amiens at the weekend, with Florent Mollet and Ellyes Skhiri scoring the goals. Meanwhile, Saint-Etienne managed to salvage a point from their trip to Strasbourg on Sunday, with Makhtar Gueye scoring the equalizer with just two minutes to go. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Montpellier kicked off the season with a disappointing 1-2 home loss against Dijon, but got back to winning ways at the weekend with a 1-2 away victory at Amiens. The negative fact is that Montpellier are without victory on home soil so far this season and their form over the past few months have seen them win just once in eleven fixtures.
Saint-Etienne, on the other hand, have lost just once in their last nine games across all competitions. Les Verts enter the fray on the back of a five-game unbeaten run, which includes a 2-1 win against Guingamp and a 1-1 draw with Strasbourg in the opening two league fixtures. In addition, St. Etienne can count on their recent away form, where they have lost just once in their last 13 trips.
Montpellier is the team with the best recent head-to-head record in this tie, but Saint-Etienne are the ones who got the last victory between these two sides. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a draw at odds 3.20.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at odds 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Montpellier have won three of their last four meetings with St. Etienne, but unfortunately, they can’t rely on their home form. Montpellier are currently on a seven-game winless streak in Ligue 1. Meanwhile, their Saturday’s opponents have lost just one of their last nine league trips, while winning five. Our preview expect a draw at odds 3.20.
Montpellier to win at odds 2.37
Montpellier vs Saint-Etienne Draw at odds 3.20
Saint-Etienne to win at odds 3.00
Correct Score odds
Both teams looked decent in front of goal over the past few months. In addition, two of the last four Ligue 1 meetings between these two have seen goals at both ends. Furthermore, both sides managed to get on the scoresheet in their opening two league fixtures. Our correct score fancies a 1-1 draw at odds 6.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]1-1 draw at odds 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The most recent meetings between these two teams have been cagey affairs, with the last three games ending with the 1-0 scoreline. Montpellier have conceded in 13 of their last 15 home fixtures, while St. Etienne have scored in 13 of their last 15 trips. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals at odds 1.57.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goal odds and predictions:”]under 2.5 goals at odds 1.57[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
We have mentioned Lois Diony before as he is now back for Saint-Etienne after an unsuccessful loan spell in England. He has been Dijon’s most dangerous player in front of goal a couple of seasons ago and he already managed to score once for St. Etienne in this early part of the season. Our first goalscorer prediction is Lois Diony at odds 7.50.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Lois Diony at odds 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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