|Stéphane Ruffier #16||Benjamin Lecomte #40|
|Mathieu Debuchy #26||Jemerson #5|
|Timothée Kolodziejczak #5||Benoît Badiashile #32|
|Romain Hamouma #21||Adrien Silva #8|
|Denis Bouanga #20||Gelson Martins #11|
|Ryad Boudebouz #7||Aleksandr Golovin #17|
|William Saliba #4||Wissam Ben Yedder #9|
|Zaydou Youssouf #28||Kamil Glik #25|
|Wesley Fofana #32||Benjamin Henrichs #39|
|Yohan Cabaye #29||Gil Dias #31|
|Gabriel Silva #11||Keita Baldé #14|
|2019-05-05||Ligue 1||Monaco : Saint-Étienne||2 : 3|
|2018-09-28||Ligue 1||Saint-Étienne : Monaco||2 : 0|
|2018-05-12||Ligue 1||Monaco : Saint-Étienne||1 : 0|
|2017-12-15||Ligue 1||Saint-Étienne : Monaco||0 : 4|
|2017-05-17||Ligue 1||Monaco : Saint-Étienne||2 : 0|
Saint Etienne vs Monaco should be one of the most thrilling games of Sunday in Ligue 1 12th Round, which will be held at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, in Saint-Étienne. Both teams started this season with big strugglings, however, found the best football and look different now. Especially for Monaco, this moment was very important since they were on the edge of leaving the French Ligue 1 last season. From the other side, St Etienne is one of the most stable squads in France which stands higher the 8th place since the 2011/12 season. Read our thoughts about this interesting Ligue 1 Saint Etienne vs Monaco, here below.
Saint Etienne vs Monaco
This confrontation should be very interesting by showing the real abilities gained during the last matches. Monaco facing defensive troubles, however, shows very confident football in attack and scored more than their opponents. Conversely, Saint Etienne look very confidently in defense, while in the attack, sometimes they facing difficulties. The Greens won only once at home against Olympique Lyonnais, while away they already collected 9 points after winning over Bordeaux, Nimes and Dijon. Monaco won 3 last home matches and away took an important 3 points against Nantes in Ligue 1. Moreover, in Coupe de Ligue they passed Marseille at 1/16 Round by taking confident 2:1 victory. These teams play different tactical football, so it will be very exciting to see how they can beat each other.
These teams faced each other 5 times since the 2017 year. Of course lots of changed have been done, however, we can clearly see that St Etienne have better h2h during the last season, as they won twice against very weak forme Monaco. But previously, Monaco were much stronger and won 3 matches without conceding any goal. The Sunday game should be extremely important for both continuing their great form, so both should try their best here. Moreover, they have the same amount of points and stand below the middle of the Standings, what should motivate them to take 3 more points and overtake the opponent in the table. 3 more points can bring teams in the 3rd place, since between them and Lille for example, which stands at 3rd place are only 3 points. Monaco’s Ben Yadder already netted 9 goals and his teammate Slimani have 5 and 7 assists, more than any other player in Ligue 1.
Monaco have still long bench of injured players. Stevan Jovetic, Willem Geubbels, Pietro Pellegrini and Diego Benaglio will miss the next match due to injuries. For Saint Etienne, only Kévin Monnet-Paquet will stay out of the field due to injuries.
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