Montpellier are 11th in the table, with four points from four matches so far. They are coming off a 2-1 loss to Lille in an eventful game which saw Montpellier's Junior Sambia getting sent off in the 73rd-minute. Yusuf Yazici and Jonathan David scored for the hosts, while Gaetan Laborde found the back of the net for Montpellier.
Meanwhile, Saint Etienne are just a few spots above the relegation zone. They are 16th in the standings, with just three points from four games. They succumbed to a 3-1 loss against Marseille before the commencement of the international break, and will now look to get their campaign back on track.
Montpellier vs Saint Etienne Head-to-Head
Montpellier and Saint Etienne have played 27 matches against each other so far. Montpellier have won eight games while Saint Etienne hold the advantage in the head-to-head with 15 wins. Four matches have ended in draws.
Montpellier form guide (all competitions): L-L-D-W-L
Saint Etienne form guide (all competitions): L-D-D-D-L
Montpellier vs Saint Etienne Team News
Junior Sambia will be unavailable due to suspension. First-choice goalkeeper Jonas Omlin remains out with a groin problem.
Pedro Mendes and Ambrose Oyongo have been sidelined with knee injuries.
Injured: Pedro Mendes, Jonas Omlin, and Ambroise Oyongo
Doubtful: Jonas Omlin
Suspended: Junior Sambia
Aimen Moueffek is recovering from a broken arm, while Alpha Sissoko's participation is in doubt due to a thigh problem.
However, Saint Etienne will be boosted by the return of Charles Abi and Miguel Trauco. Abi has recovered from COVID-19, while Trauco is available again after being excused for dealing with a personal situation.
Injured: Aimen Moueffek and Alpha Sissoko
Montpellier vs Saint Etienne Predicted XI
Montpellier predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Dimitry Bertaud, Mathias Suarez, Thuler, Mamadou Sakho, Nicolas Cozza, Jordan Ferri, Joris Chotard, Gaetan Laborde, Teji Savanier, Stephy Mavididi, Andy Delort
Saint-Etienne Predicted XI (4-3-3): Etienne Green; Yvann Macon, Saidou Sow, Harold Moukoudi, Timothee Kolodziejczak; Yvan Neyou, Mahdi Camara, Zaydou Youssouf; Romain Hamouma, Wahbi Khazri, Denis Bouanga
Montpellier vs Saint Etienne Prediction
Montpellier and Saint Etienne have been two of the worst defensive sides in Ligue 1 so far, meaning goals are guaranteed when the two sides take to the pitch on Sunday.
We predict that the two sides will play out a high-scoring draw.
Prediction: Montpellier 2-2 Saint Etienne