Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
St Etienne and Monaco square off against each other at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in the Ligue 1 round 34. Les Verts have been playing some high-scoring games of late, with the team coming from two goals behind to share the spoils with Bordeaux in Wednesday’s relegation six-pointer. Since St Etienne are only one point behind the safe zone, we are positive that they will leave their hearts on the field against Monaco.
Experienced attacker Wahbi Khazri is pushing for a start, while defender Eliaquim Mangala is back from suspension. All Aimen Moueffek, Enzo Crivelli, Falaye Sacko, Romain Hamouma, and Saidou Sow are out of contention with injuries. Les Rouges et Blancs, on the other hand, are on a five-game winning run in the national championship. Since Monaco aim to keep their Champions League hopes alive, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Krepin Diatta remains on the sidelines with injury for the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Ryad Boudebouz):
Despite being born in Colmar, France on February 19, 1990 Ryad Boudebouz represents Algeria on the international stage. The Montpellier midfielder played for both France U17 and France U19 teams in the past, but he made his senior debut with Algeria on May 28, 2010 in a friendly against Republic of Ireland.
Speaking of his club career, Boudebouz played for Colmar and Sochaux at youth level and he continued playing for Sochaux first team. After scoring 24 goals in 164 appearances in the league for the club, he moved to Bastia in 2013 and he played 66 games for les Bleus.
Ryad Boudebouz played for the Corsican side from 2013 to 2015 and he signed a four-year deal with Montpellier and you should know that he netted 11 goals in 33 appearances for la Paillade in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign. His main position is attacking midfield, but he is capable of playing at both left and right winger as well.
Highlighted Team (Monaco):
Though based in Monaco, Les Rouges et Blances – as they are commonly referred to – play their games in the French football league system. Members of the top tier Ligue 1, Monaco play their home matches at the Stade Louis II in Fontvieille in front of 18,500 people. The Principality club boasts a turbulent history, which saw Monaco reach the highest heights of both domestic and international scene, but also get relegated to the amateur leagues at the very beginnings and to Ligue 2 in 2010-11 season.
The following year AS Monaco were acquired by the Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, whose heavy investments turned the Principality club into one of the biggest spenders in Europe in 2013 and reestablishing its place among Europe’s top clubs.
AS Monaco have had notable European results in the modern football era having been runners-up in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1992 and the UEFA Champions League in 2004. One of the most successful clubs in France AS Monaco have so far won seven league titles and five Coupe de France trophies.