Monaco v St Etienne Betting: Back leaders to seal deserved title in style

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With their Ligue 1 title all but secure, Al Hain-Cole expects the leaders to make it official in style with a comprehensive victory over Les Verts

Champions-in-waiting Monaco will be looking to wrap up their Ligue 1 title when they welcome St Etienne to the Stade Louis II on Wednesday.

Three points clear at the top and boasting a far superior goal difference to a Paris Saint-Germain side who have just one game left to play, Leonardo Jardim’s already have the trophy effectively in the bag but are available at 1/7 (1.14) with Paddy Power to make it official with victory here.

A draw would also be enough for them to claim their first French title in 17 years, and you can get odds of 7/1 (8.00) on them settling for a point for the fifth time in six against this opposition.

Robert Beric Jemerson Saint-Etienne Monaco Ligue 1 29102016

With little left to play for themselves, Les Verts are 14/1 (15.00) long shots to spoil the party by coming out on top for just the second time in seven fixtures.

Despite Jardim’s refusal to celebrate before the title is mathematically secure, his side were effectively crowned champions after demolishing Lille 4-0 at the weekend.

Even should they lose their last two matches, it would take something absolutely extraordinary for Les Rouges et Blancs to be caught by a PSG team currently trailing by 17 goals in the goal difference stakes.

GFX Monaco St Etienne betting

In fact, the leaders look more likely to give their goal difference a significant boost against Christophe Galtier’s side, who have suffered heavy 4-0 and 5-0 defeats to Marseille and PSG respectively in recent games.

Having won 16 of their last 18 league games without tasting defeat – scoring 48 goals and conceding just nine in the process – odds of 5/4 (2.25) seem generous on Monaco officially celebrating their title in style by winning by at least three clear goals against St Etienne on Wednesday.

Monaco (-2) to win at 5/4 (2.25) for a 1.5pt stake with Paddy Power

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