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St Etienne will be the visitors at Stade Louis II on Wednesday for the Ligue 1 meeting with hosts Monaco.
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Monaco head into this game following on from a 2-2 Ligue 1 stalemate versus Nice.
In that game, Monaco managed 51% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. For Monaco, the goals were scored by Aleksandr Golovin (39') and Wissam Ben Yedder (77'). At the other end, OGC Nice got 12 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Andy Delort (51') and Hicham Boudaoui (73') scored for Nice.
It has been seldom in recent times where Monaco have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Monaco have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 9 goals on the way. That aside, we’ll just have to find out whether the trend might be maintained here in this match.
Analysis of their past results shows that Monaco:
- are unbeaten in the league by St Etienne in their previous 2 games.
- have not won at home in their last 3 league games.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Girondins de Bordeaux in Ligue 1 action, St Etienne and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, St Etienne managed 55% possession and 12 shots at goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for St Etienne was Wahbi Khazri (73'). Girondins de Bordeaux got 13 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Ui-Jo Hwang (7', 80') scored for Girondins de Bordeaux.
St Etienne have been effective going forward leading up to this encounter, scoring 6 times in their previous 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that St Etienne have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same games.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that St Etienne:
- are undefeated by Monaco when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 4 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 28/09/2018 shows that Monaco have won 1 of them and St Etienne 4, with the number of drawn results being 1.
An aggregate of 17 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 8 of them from Les Rouge et Blanc and 9 netted by Les Verts. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The previous league clash featuring these sides was Ligue 1 match day 30 on 19/03/2021 and the score finished St Etienne 0-4 Monaco.
On that occasion, St Etienne managed 40% possession and 9 shots at goal with 3 on target.
Monaco had 15 shots on goal with 4 on target. Stevan Jovetić (13'), Aurélien Tchouaméni (55'), Sofiane Diop (64') and Krépin Diatta (76') scored.
The referee was Mikael Lesage.
Team News: Monaco
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just a single fitness concern for the Monaco boss Niko Kovač to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy group. Jean Marcelin (Torn Muscle Fibre) won’t play.
Team News: St Etienne
With a completely injury-free group ready to go, the St Etienne manager Claude Puel has zero fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match.
We believe that Monaco can get the win and a possible clean sheet when they line up against St Etienne, who might well find it difficult scoring.
We’re therefore expecting to see a comfortable 2-0 margin for Monaco when all’s said and done.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Louis II (18,523)
Captain: Wissam Ben Yedder
Chairman: Dmitri Rybolovlev
Manager: Niko Kovač
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 14, Europa League (Group B), UCL Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Star Man: Sofiane Diop
Typically playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Sofiane Diop was born in Tours, France. Having made a first senior appearance for Monaco in the 2018 - 2019 season, the skilful Midfielder has got 2 league goals in this Ligue 1 2021 - 2022 season to date from a total of 6 appearances.