Date: on the 10th of May, 2019 (Friday)
Match start: 19:45 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Championship of France. Ligue 1.
In the 37th round of the French Ligue 1 Saint-Étienne that has suddenly got a chance to fight for the place in the Champions League after the failures of Lyon will play against Montpellier that still keeps some chances for getting into the Europa League.
The Greens in last 7 matches have gained 6 wins and tied one game that together with constant losses of Lyon allowed them to fight actively for the place into the Champions League.
As for now Saint-Étienne is only one point behind and in three last rounds against Montpellier, Angers and Nice the team of Jean-Louis Gassée will be extremely motivated.
Montpellier needs to win all three matches in order to spur on current rivals. Montpellier has to hope that Saint-Étienne will lose at least one match and won’t win any.
This is rather unreal if to bear in mind the fact that La Paillade after three wins in a row have managed to tied the game with Amiens that takes the 16th line in the tournament bracket.
That is why in home match the hosts will be the favorite. They have gained good speed at the end of the championship and are going to make use of the chance to get into the Champions League, though a month ago this seemed to be unreal.
Now the Greens need to win three last games and hope that someone from the trio Marseille, Caen and Nîmes will manage to take the points from Lyon. And they are able to win over Montpellier on home ground.
Saint-Étienne to win – odds 1.8
Under 3 – odds 1.69