An In-Depth Look at the Match
Here are our top St Etienne v Montpellier betting tips. Friday night football from the top league in France as St Etienne host Montpellier in an 8.00pm kick-off shown live on BT Sport. With European football’s various divisions slowing to a halt over the next few weeks, we’re running out of games of interest to bet on, with many teams having little to play for at this time of year. It’ll soon be the summer pre-season break and we’re keen to have one final big push to beat the bookies before then.
St Etienne remain in the mix for a top-three finish in Ligue 1, grabbing the Champions League football that comes with it. To achieve that they must overthrow Lyon who are currently a point better off in the bronze medal position. The hosts are on an extended unbeaten run and have won each of their last four. If they can move that to five, they will leapfrog their rivals in the pecking order and that’s what we expect to see here. Back a home win at 8/11 with Ladbrokes. That price will work best in your weekend football accumulators and we’re confident it’ll come good without too much fuss along the way.
Visitors Clinging On
Montpellier make this trip sitting just one place lower in the rankings than their opponents, but they are already seven points worse off, meaning they will finish no higher than fifth. There’s the danger they could finish lower in the pile, however, with just three points between themselves and Nice sitting back in seventh. Montpellier will be desperate to finish as high as possible and secure a Europa League finish, so we’re happy to say there’s something for both clubs to play for.
The away dressing room, like those across the hall, are on a decent run of form with their last five league starts returning three wins, one draw and a defeat. They claimed each of those victories on the bounce but were held to a level finish last time out. With two evenly matched sides, another draw is always going to be a danger and you can take the share at 14/5 (William Hill). The away win will catch the eye of value hunters at 4/1 – top price when betting at Bet365. Both teams to score is a lively alternative, priced at 4/6 by Unibet traders. That will make things more interesting.