MONTPELLIER. Montpellier overcomes Saint-Étienne with a 2-0 win with a goal from S. Mavididi (32′) and a goal from V. Germain (62′). Saint-Étienne lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (57%).
The match was played at the Stade de la Mosson stadium in Montpellier on Sunday and it started at 11:00 am local time. The referee was Benoît Bastien who had the assistance of Hicham Zakrani and Laurent Coniglio. The 4th official was Pierre Legat. The weather was clear. The temperature was hot at 25.8 degrees Celsius or 78.46 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 57%.
Both teams adopted the same 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Montpellier – Formation
Olivier Dall’Oglio decided to play with the following team: Dimitry Bertaud, Arnaud Souquet , Thuler , Mamadou Sakho , Nicolas Cozza , Jordan Ferri , Joris Chotard , Sepe Elye Wahi , Teji Savanier , Stephy Mavididi and Valère Germain .
The home team had on the bench: Matis Carvalho, Mihailo Ristić, Leo Leroy, Mathías Suárez, Maxime Estève, Nicholas Gioacchini , Sacha Delaye, Béni Makouana and Yanis Guermouche.
Montpellier could not rely on the presence of M. Esteve (injured).
Best player: Teji Savanier
The player that probably impressed the most for Montpellier was Teji Savanier even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 37 passes (56% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 10 duels out of 16. He performed 11 crosses.
Saint-Étienne – Formation
On the other side, Claude Dall’Oglio played with: Etienne Green, Yvann Maçon , Harold Moukoudi , Mickael Nade , Timothée Kolodziejczak , Mahdi Camara , Yvan Neyou , Arnaud Nordin , Wahbi Khazri , Denis Bouanga and Romain Hamouma .
They had on the bench: Stefan Bajić, Bryan Nokoue, Lucas Gourna-Douath, Adil Aouchiche , Mathys Saban , Zaydou Youssouf, Jean-Philippe Krasso , Juan Ignacio Ramírez and Ahmed Franck Sidibe.
Best player: Yvan Neyou
The player that probably impressed the most for Saint-Étienne was Yvan Neyou.
His rating iswith 46 passes (91% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 12. He performed 1 cross.
- 42 Ball Possession 58
- 15 Total 14
- 7 On Target 2
- 8 Off Target 12
- 1 Shots blocked 1
- 76 Attack 108
- 43 Dangerous attack 43
- 80 Ball safe 82
- 0 Penalties 0
- 7 Corners 6
- 1 Off Sides 1
- 15 Total 18
- 1 Yellow Cards 4
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 4 Substitutions 5
Saint-Étienne was in firm control of the ball 57% while Montpellier was struggling with a 43% ball possession.
Montpellier was more aggressive with 43 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 7 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Montpellier won the match.
Montpellier shot 15 times, 7 on target, 8 off target. On the opposite side, Saint-Étienne shot 14 times, 2 on target, 12 off target.
Montpellier received 1 yellow card (E. Wahi). On the opposite sidee, Saint-Étienne received 4 yellow cards (D. Bouanga, Y. Neyou, M. Nade and M. Saban).
After this match, Montpellier will have 7 points to stay in the 9th place. On the opposite side, Saint-Étienne will stay with 3 points to stay in the 19th place.
In the next match in the Ligue 1, Montpellier will play away against Troyes on the 19th of September with a 2-0 head to head record in favor of Montpellier (4 draws). Saint-Étienne will host against Bordeaux on the 18th of September with a 12-8 head to head record in favor of Bordeaux (12 draws).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Ligue 1.
- Bordeaux – Lens – 2-3
- Brest – Angers SCO – 1-1
- Olympique Lyonnais – Strasbourg – 3-1
- Metz – Troyes – 0-2
- Montpellier – Saint-Étienne – 2-0
- Nantes – Nice – 0-2
- Rennes – Reims – 0-2