Monaco vs Saint Etienne 04/03/2015 Ligue 1 Preview, Odds and Prediction
Saint Etienne vs Monaco
Friday 3rd April 2015 19:30(GMT)
The Line: Monaco 19/20 Draw 11/5 Saint Etienne 16/5 See the Latest Odds
TV: BT Sport; bein Sport; Canal +
Friday night action from Monaco as Ligue 1 returns from the International break with a cracking game between Monaco and Saint Etienne. This is a game between fourth and fifth in the league table and Monaco have a chance to go within three points of top if they can get the win on Friday night. Monaco are missing Dimitar Berbatov through injury but will look to Martial and Mouthino to provide the spark they need up front. Monaco have had a terrific resurgence since Christmas and have put themselves back in the picture for a league title. If Monaco can keep winning then the pressure will mount on the top three who have all looked fallible in recent weeks.
Saint Etienne are unbeaten in their last five and have played extremely well of late. Unfortunately for Saint Etienne they have some suspension and injuries tomorrow and in particular will be missing start striker Gradel through suspension. Saint Etienne can look to former Norwich front man Ricky Van Wolfswinkel who has been looking to reboot his career in france. Saint Etienne are a quality team but with the injuries and suspensions they have tomorrow they may just come up short against the most in form team in the league.
I'm going to take Monaco here. The price at 19/20 just looks too big for me. Monaco have the best defence in the league and will present Saint Etienne with a real tough task on Friday, Monaco also have a team that is full of confidence. With Mouthino and Martial they have game winners and I think one of them will find a winner here on Friday night. The Unders also looks a really solid bet as it always does with monaco games. Four of the last five Saint Etienne away games went under and seven of the last ten overall. Twenty of the last twenty five Monaco games have gone under.