Montpellier vs St. Etienne Soccer Prediction Today
The French Championship concedes a place in the Europa League for teams that finish in the fourth or fifth place. This block is closed by Nice, which has 50 points. Both St. Etienne and Montpellier can still reach this peloton.
Alviverde has 49 points (13 wins, 10 draws and 11 losses). It occupies the sixth place. Montpellier, with 46 points (ten wins, 16 draws and eight losses) is in a slightly more difficult situation. It is in the eighth position.
However, the scenario may improve for both. For this, it is enough for Paris Saint Germain to confirm his favoritism and win the title of the French Cup. The team will face a Third Division team, Les Herbiers, in the decision, scheduled for May 8. If that happens, the spot for the Europa League tournament will be redirected to the French Championship. So even the seventh place will serve this goal.
It is in this position that Montpellier can finish on Friday if they outdo the rival. But for that you will have to recover from a phase of decay. The team lost their last two matches. One of them, at home, for Bordeaux, by 3 to 1. The other, as a visitor, to a direct rival in the fight for vacancy in the Europa League. On Sunday, April 22, it took 1 to 0 of Nice.
To try this reaction, coach Michel der Zakarian must wait for the position of the medical department in relation to two absolute holders who are in injury treatment. Defender Ruben Aguillar (29 games in the 2017/2018 French Championship without a goal) and midfielder Jerome Roussillon (22 goals, three goals) are doubts for the game.
St. Etienne was scared on Sunday, April 22. Playing at home against Troyes, who fight to avoid relegation, he was at a disadvantage on the scoreboard. However, in the second half, they managed to turn and win 2-1 to extend their undefeated sequence to 13 matches (seven wins and six draws).
In this way he made significant progress on the table, especially with good performances away from his dominions. In the five most recent Ligue 1 games, he has won 11 of 15 points (three wins and two draws).
To maintain his good performance in Montpellier, coach Jean-Louis Gasset also has two medical problems to manage. Defender Ronael Pierre-Gabriel (15 matches in the 2017/2018 French Championship without a goal) and midfielder Loic Perrin (25 goals without a goal) are in the process of recovering from injury.
Soccer Prediction of the Day Montpellier vs St. Etienne
The advantage of three points that St. Etienne has in the standings compared to Montpellier will allow the villager to take a more reactive stance by letting the rival take the initiative to advance and then seek to explore possible defensive failures.
Montpellier has encountered great difficulties when it comes to this situation. He is only the thirteenth best captain of Ligue 1. In the last four matches, he has scored three (three draws and one loss) of the 12 points he played in his stadium. This makes the guess at St. Etienne the best choice for the duel.
Prediction Today: St. Etienne