– Saint Etienne is in fourth position before this stage on equal points with Nice, ranked last position of the podium. Midweek “Greens” have qualified for the quarterfinals of the French Cup, defeating Troyes in extra-time. In the team championship comes after two wins away, the opponents Rennes and Bordeaux. In the previous match at home, Saint Etienne were beaten 0-2 by PSG. Five of the last six matches at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard had maximum two successes.
– Monaco ranked second, 6 points ahead of pursuers. Midweek was eliminated from Sochaux in the French Cup. In Ligue 1 monegascii achieved 4 wins in five previous stages, will not receive any of the 4 goal. But last round, Leonardo Jardim’s students have had great emotions, defeating Nice 1-0 at home, Bakayoko scoring with nine minutes remaining. That given that Dirar was removed after 48 minutes the hosts in only two victories obtained in the previous six trips Monaco Ligue 1.
Monaco went 1-0 in the round of Saint Etienne, Fabinho scoring from the penalty spot after 52 minutes and Let’s say that guests have outnumbered played 64 minutes in when Malcuit was removed. In six of the previous seven direct meetings were marked maximum two goals. Last time monegascii away earning a confrontation happens in the duel in 2007. Central Saint Etienne vs Monaco is Fredy Fautrel, monegascii suffering one defeat at home in Ligue 1 in the 10 matches refereed by him.