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Montpellier & Saint-Étienne meet on Match-day 5

Montpellier vs. Saint-Étienne

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Sunday Ligue 1 action from the Stade de la Mosson, as Montpellier take on ASSE.

This clash sees sixteenth play eleventh, as struggling ASSE visit the Stade de la Mosson to face Montpellier.

Montpellier arrive at this fixture, having secured four points so far this season

Montpellier come to this fixture on the back of a 2-1 away loss against Lille at the Stade Pierre Mauroy.

With an unfortunate Montpellier that has not managed to win in their last League so far, Oliver Dall’Oglio’s men form is worryingly poor. They should solve their trend if they don’t want to occupy the lasts places in the League Table. With four points, they currently sit eleventh in the League having won one game, drawn one game, and lost two fixtures.

Playing at home, Montpellier have won one game and lost one game.

Winning this fixture will see Montpellier on 7 points.

Good Attacking Performance

Montpellier will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (9). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Teji Savanier (1), Dimitry Bertaud (1), and Stephy Mavididi (1). Oliver Dall’Oglio will know the risks of constantly leaking goals throughout the season, with nine goals conceded so far. He needs to find a way to shore-up the defence, in order that opponents are unable to take advantage of this.

Montpellier are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Oliver Dall’Oglio is concerned that Sunday’s fixture could see him without three of his key players.

It’s three points so far for Saint-Étienne this season, going into this match

ASSE have dropped five points in their last two encounters – a 3-1 defeat at Olympique de Marseille and 1-1 draw at Lille.

With three draws in four meetings, ASSE need to develop a strategy for getting over the line in games. With three points, they are established in sixteenth in the League drawn three meetings and lost one game.

ASSE have drawn one game and lost one game of their two League matches playing away this season.

Saint-Étienne will have 6 points if they manage to secure a victory.

ASSE’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Claude Puel, ahead of this Sunday’s fixture against their opponents.

Montpellier v Saint-Étienne – Head-to-Heads.

When these two sides meet, a draw is never usually the expected outcome. In the past 34 matches, ASSE have won 18 victories and Montpellier 12 wins. Their most recent encounter in this competition La Paillade secured a 1-2 away win. In their previous clashes, both sides got on the scoresheet and it’s rated at 64.52% that they both find the back of the net once again on Sunday.

The odds of a Montpellier win are currently 40.0 percent.

*The credit for all of photos in this article belongs to AP*

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