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Montpellier will do battle with visitors St Etienne at Stade de la Mosson in the Ligue 1 meeting on Sunday.
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Montpellier will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 2-1 Ligue 1 defeat in their last game at the hands of Lille.
In that match, Montpellier managed 55% possession and 6 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Montpellier was Gaëtan Laborde (45'). On the other side, LOSC Lille Métropole got 15 shots on goal with 4 on target. Yusuf Yazıcı (45') and Jonathan David (56') scored for Lille.
It’s not been often in recent games that Montpellier have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Montpellier have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 10 goals on the way.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Marseille in Ligue 1 competition, St Etienne and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, St Etienne managed 36% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 7 on target. The only player to score for St Etienne was Timothée Kolodziejczak (32'). For their opponents, Marseille got 19 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Mattéo Guendouzi (23'), Gerson (51') and Cengiz Ünder (68') scored for Marseille.
Looking at their form, and St Etienne have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 8 goals in total. In defence, St Etienne have not been doing too well. Putting that to one side, we’ll just have to find out whether that pattern might be maintained here in this game.
Ahead of this meeting, St Etienne are without an away win for the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 25/08/2018 shows us that Montpellier have won 3 of them and St Etienne 1, with the tally of draws standing at 2.
An aggregate of 6 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 4 of them for La Paillade and 2 for Les Verts. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.
The last league clash featuring these sides was Ligue 1 match day 35 on 02/05/2021 and the score finished Montpellier 1-2 St Etienne.
That day, Montpellier managed 45% possession and 12 shots at goal with 2 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Andy Delort (6').
For their opponents, St Etienne got 19 shots on goal with 7 on target. Romain Hamouma (16') and Mathieu Debuchy (50') scored.
The match was refereed by Karim Abed.
Team News: Montpellier
Jonas Omlin (Ankle Injury) and Pedro Mendes (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not available for Montpellier manager Olivier Dall’Oglio.
Team News: St Etienne
Thanks to a fully healthy group to pick from, the St Etienne boss Claude Puel has no fitness concerns to speak of before this clash.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that St Etienne and Montpellier are probably both going to find scoring goals difficult here.
There should be little in it, and a draw looks quite a realistic result. We’re therefore seeing a very close game with a 0-0 scoreline when the referee blows the final whistle.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade de la Mosson (32,900)
Chairman: Laurent Nicollin
Manager: Olivier Dall’Oglio
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 11