Saint Etienne vs Monaco 11/09/2014 Ligue 1 Preview , Odds and Prediction
Monaco vs Saint Etienne
Sunday 9th November 16:00(GMT)
The Line: Saint Etienne 13/10 Draw 21/10 Monaco 11/5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN; Bein Sports
Monaco travel to Saint Etienne after a disappoiting loss in Portugal midweek, Monaco played exceptionally well but lost the game in the last ten minutes when the defence fell asleep on a set piece. Very unusual for Monaco to concede like that considering defence has been one of the strong points of the team all season. With Berbatov still missing through injury Germain will lead the line and Mouthin will be key to Monaco's midfield work. At the back I expect Carvalyo to continue to impress even though the former Chelsea man is in his thirty sixth year.
Saint Etienne are unbeaten in six, with two impressive European displays against Inter Milan under their belts there is going to be no shortage of confidence. Saint etienne have played really well of late and have risen to sixth in the table. Scoring goals though has been a problem and Gradel and Van Wolfswinkel have only managed four between them in the league this season. The defence is keeping Saint Etienne in games and this could be a defensive tactical battle that emerges tomorrow.
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Not going to over analyse this one, two top class defences go head to head here , I will be taking the under here. It should be a shoo in and one of the better bets of Sundays card but the better value play here is the draw. So while I am going big on the under I am also taking the draw for a medium sized bet.