Saint-Etienne vs Monaco
French Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 15th December 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (Saint Etienne)
After the round of 16 in the Coupe de la Ligue, French football returns for week 18 of Ligue 1 where St Etienne will kick that off when they host Monaco.
St Etienne have had a terrible run of form which has seen no wins since October 14th and they have plummeted to 15th position as a consequence. The thought of getting sucked into a relegation battle would have been laughed at when the season kicked off, but there is a harsh reality that this could happen given that they are just two points from the bottom three.
The club will be looking to get something at home to Monaco given that 65% of their points have come in front of their home fans, but given the opponent this will be a huge ask.
Whilst Monaco aren’t the same side that won the league last season they are still 3rd in the league and come into this game having won 3 matches in a row in all competitions. However they have stumbled on the road of late and have just 1 win in their last 4 games. Their latest away lost came against Nantes when they went down 1-0.