MONTPELLIER Vs ST. ETIENNE
KICK OFF: SATURDAY 25TH AUGUST 2018 | 20:00 CET
Ligue 1 wk3 | STADE DE LA MOSSON
Will St. Etienne Dominate once again in Montpellier?
St. Etienne was the winner when these two sides met on Montpellier’s ground last April, and there is every reason to believe Les Verts can get maximum points this time out.
Goals from Wahbi Khazri and Lois Diony ensured St. Etienne started the new Ligue 1 season with a win against Guingamp. Khazri will hope to surpass his heroics at Rennes last season where he scored nine times in 24 Ligue 1 matches. I bet the lively attacker can also find the net in Montpellier. It’s worth noting that Jean-Louis Gasset’s men are on form and the cohesion of the team is good.
Montpellier was shocked at home with Dijon, losing 2.1 on the opening weekend. The side committed more fouls in that game including one that led to a penalty, which Dijon failed to convert. Montpellier will come into this match trying to make up for their last home game, so we hope to see them battle courageously.
The home side will show determination but St. Etienne have the quality to take all three points. There’s also a possibility of more than two goals scored in this one.
Key Match Facts
- Montpellier are winless in their last seven home games - 4D, 3L, including a loss to St. Etienne.
- St. Etienne has scored in each of their last eight games.