One of four first division duels in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France is between Monaco and St. Etienne. The home side was in a stable condition after a long time until recently. After a draw and a loss to PSG, however, the next setback took place last weekend in the form of a surprising home defeat against the Alsatians from Strasbourg.
Monaco vs St. Etienne Free Betting Tips
Contrasting was the dress rehearsal for the upcoming opponent St. Etienne. After an upturn in the meantime, which was mainly due to the change of coach to the experienced Claude Puel, the form curve has shown a steep downward trend in recent weeks. But the downward trend was stopped with a win against Nimes. It was the first three after four bankruptcies, although of course it was only against the penultimate table.
In the encounter between Monaco and St. Etienne, the tip is now aimed at a mutual goal. Although the AS has the best home storm after PSG, it also has the weakest home defensive in the French upper house.
An entertaining combination that leads to a score of no less than 4.3 per game in league operations in front of your own audience – highest value in Ligue 1. In addition, the guests with Wahbi Khazri have their top scorer on board again.
Monaco – Statistics & current form
The Monegasques were recently able to sublet the space in their trophy showcase because the inflow of new exhibits had broken off. No title has been achieved since the 2017 championship. This season, the Coupe de France remains as an option.
The last triumph in the competition was also 29 years ago. At that time, in the eighth final in the club’s history, the fifth cup win was brought together.
Monaco won 1-0 against Marseille and in the squad under coach Arsene Wenger such well-known names as Youri Djorkaeff or world footballer George Weah and today’s President of Liberia were discovered. The decisive goal was again contributed by Gerald Passi, who later switched to the pending opponent.
The current circle of players at Monaco can also be seen again. But the last catastrophic season left its mark in the current one. It has only been going up in league operations for a few weeks. The Spaniard Robert Moreno has had the sporty say on the sidelines since the end of 2019.
The 42-year-old previously coached his country’s national team. With a 3: 3 at PSG, Moreno made a successful debut. Immediately afterwards, a 1: 4 drop at the Stade Louis II was conquered against the master, but this bankruptcy can be overcome given the supremacy of the Parisians.
This is much less the case for the last day of play than the AS lost 3-1 in front of their own backdrop in Strasbourg. The supposed upward trend has weakened again. This already took place under his predecessor Leonardo Jardim. Monaco remained unbeaten for five rounds before the two most recent bankruptcies.
With Wissam Ben Yedder, a successful snapshot is finally available again. The French international changed from Andalusia from Sevilla FC to the red and whites. With just 14 goals, the almost 30-year-old took first place in the Ligue 1 scorer rating.
Given the home advantage and the largely stable performance in the recent past, Monaco vs. St. Etienne the odds for the home side moving into the next round are also interesting.
Probable lineup of Monaco:
↪ Subasic – Glik – Maripan – Henrichs – Ballo-Toure – Fabregas – Gelson Martins – Bakayako – Golovin – Balde – Ben Yedder
Last games from Monaco:
⚽️ 01/25/2020 – AS Monaco vs. Strasbourg 1: 3 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 01/20/2020 – St-Pryve St-Hilaire vs. AS Monaco 1: 3 (Coupe de France)
⚽️ Jan 15, 2020 – AS Monaco vs. PSG 1: 4 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 01/12/2020 – PSG vs. AS Monaco 3: 3 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 01/04/2020 – AS Monaco vs. Stade Reims 2-1 (Coupe de France)
St. Etienne – Statistics & current form
Claude Puel has played with his opponent in the course of his career and later worked as a coach. In the latter function, he won the championship title with the Monegasques in 2000. The 58-year-old currently has his hands full with the record champions.
After a successful debut, his didactic measures have recently failed. In Ligue 1, St. Etienne slipped to 15th place. Especially on the offensive things got stuck: only four goals in the last five league games make the extent of the misery clear.
“It was a special match. We got off to a good start and dominated, showed good progress and scored two goals. We should have decided the match. But after the 2-0 we thought that the game was over and leaned back. With the clean sheet just before the break, we brought Nimes back into the game. ” – ASSE coach Claude Puel via club website after beating Nimes
Last game day gives hope when a series of four bankruptcies ended with a 2-1 win over Nimes. In the Coupe de France, Sainté was once again lucky. No first division team was yet on the program. Instead, it went against the third division Bastia-Borgo and then FC Paris from Ligue 2.
However, its brief soaring from the previous year has long been history and is currently only in the penultimate position in the lower house of French football. The Tunisian Wahbi Khazri scored a goal in the 3: 2 against the footballers from the Seine.
The comeback of ASSE’s best scorer of the previous year after a long injury break unquestionably brings new life to the attack department.
In the aforementioned 2-1 win over Nimes, the Tunisian attacker struck again with a double. On top with Denis Bouanga from Gabon, the current top clipper at St. Etienne returned to the squad last weekend. For the time being it was only enough for a short assignment, but in the match against AS he should already have more playing time.
On the other hand, Slovenian Robert Beric has not been available since last week. The striker was the second-best goal scorer in the South of France after Khazri in the past season, but is now kicking at Chicago Fire in the MLS.
Otherwise, the “Verts” won the Coupe de France once more than Monaco, but the last success is even longer compared to 1977. A success like last year by Stade Rennes, which won the cup again after 38 years, is unlikely given the largely mixed appearances this season.
Probable lineup of St. Etienne:
↪ Ruffier – Perrin – Trauco – Moukoudi – Palencia – Cabaye – Camara – Nordin – Boudebouz – Honorat – Khazri
Last games from St. Etienne:
⚽️ 01/25/2020 – AS St. Étienne vs. Olympique Nimes 2-1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 01/18/2020 – Paris FC vs. AS St. Étienne 2: 3 (Coupe de France)
⚽️ 01/12/2020 – AS St. Étienne vs. FC Nantes 0-2 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 01/08/2020 – PSG vs. AS St. Étienne 6: 1 (Coupe de la Ligue)
⚽️ 01/05/2020 – Bastia-Borgo vs. AS St. Étienne 0-3 (Coupe de France)
Monaco vs St. Etienne Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
The visiting green-whites should take a look at the statistics: The most recent three encounters with the AS were each won. A record that is not reflected in the distribution of Monaco against St. Etienne odds in favor of the eight-time champion.
Monaco vs St. Etienne Free Betting Tips Provided by Insider Tipsters
When Monaco and ASSE last met last November, they were still neighbors in the table. Since then, the paths had separated: the Monegasques went up, while the guests had to orientate themselves towards the table cellar. In the meantime, the two clubs are separated by just one point.
Monaco have been waiting for their next win in Ligue 1 for three days, with PSG twice. For St. Etienne, a series of defeats of four games ended on Saturday evening thanks to a success against Nimes. Above all, the return of Wahbi Khazri promises improvement.
The Tunisian scored in the last two competitive games. Monaco is currently offering a great striker: new signing Wissam Ben Yedder is developing under the sun of the Cote d’Azur.
Key facts – Monaco vs St. Etienne tips
⭐️ St. Etienne has won the Coupe de France six times and Monaco five times
⭐️ Guests victoriously won the last three duels with the red-whites
⭐️ The home side scores cross-competition in 13 of 15 home games this season
His move from Seville to the then troubled club from Monaco was difficult to understand at first glance, but the striker had his eyes on the upcoming European Championship this year. In his home country, he wanted to recommend himself for the Equipe Tricolore through strong appearances and this plan worked out perfectly.
National coach Didier Deschamps will hardly be able to get past the top scorer like he did at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, especially given the fact that other candidates like Antoine Griezmann are currently not convincing. In the match between Monaco and St. Etienne, the prediction includes both teams to score.
After 15 home games in all competitions, the home side showed only two clean sheets. The offensive, on the other hand, is very reliable – it also didn’t hit twice in front of its own backdrop.
Competition: Coupe de France
Date: January 28, 2020
Insider Tips: Both teams to score/ YES
Stake: 7/10 units