Monaco will face Saint Etienne at Stade Louis II, at Monaco, in French Ligue 1 35th Round. Monaco against Saint Etienne is always the match with big interest after their previous matches in French Ligue 1. Review our thoughts on this Monaco vs Saint Etienne match here below.
This season Monaco is playing weak football even at Stade Louis II. In 17 home games, they collected 15 points and now stand at 16th place with only 4 points away from the relegation zone. The Monégasques failed to win in last 3 Ligue 1 games and scored only once. At home, Monaco only several times had full Stadium since football in that city is not the most popular sport and event. In total, they won only 7 times and lost twice more. Even after accepting a large number of superb players from all of Europe into the club, the club has gone out of relegation zone and is again showing unsure football. Although, they got one point in a match with Rennes after 2 goals conceded. In the last 6 games, Monaco won only once, lost twice and have drawn 3 games.
Rodamel Falcao is the best goalscorer of the team with 14 goals and 2 assists. Gelson Martin, Aleksandr Golovin, Rony Lopes, and other young and talented players should play great football together, however, they are facing troubles and can’t find the best way to succeed. Willem Geubbels, Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, and Stefan Jovetic will miss the next match due to injuries.
Saint-Etienne, like no other club, plays very well at the end of the season. In the last 5 games, they scored 11 and conceded only 3 goals. Saints won 5 of 6 last games in French Ligue 1. This season, they look favorite to be among 4 best clubs in Ligue 1. The Greens have kept a clean sheet in 3 last games. If the team will finish at 4th place, that would be the best result since the 2013/14 season. Their greatly combined team is looking very strong in the last games and looks like Monaco will face the best form showing team right now in France.
Wahbi Khazri is the best squad goalscorer with 13 goals and 6 assists, strongly leading the team to reach seasons goals. Unfortunately, Kevin Monnet-Paquet will miss next match due to injury.
Of course, last years was more successful for Monaco. In the last 5 matches between these teams, Monaco won 3, Saint-Etienne won the last game, and have drawn the game in 2016th year. Last game at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard finished with Saint-Etienne win 2:0, however, the game was very equal.