Ligue 1 Tips: St Etienne a good bet to get job done in basement battle at Bordeaux
There's a full programme of Ligue 1 matches on Wednesday night this week and James Eastham looks at the best betting opportunities among them...
Visitors the choice in relegation clash
St Etienne's results have improved markedly since they sacked Claude Puel and appointed Pascal Dupraz in December. Under Puel, St Etienne averaged 0.67 points per game. Under Dupraz, they've averaged 1.29 points per game, a record good enough to place 12th in the standings had Dupraz been in charge for the entire season.
Hosts to maintain European push
In stark contrast, Montpellier have nothing to play for. Stuck in mid-table, they cannot hope to qualify for Europe, yet are already safe from relegation. Manager Olivier Dall'Oglio admitted their drab performance in drawing 0-0 at home to Reims at the weekend was not good enough, yet it's hard to see what he can do to motivate a set of players that have already started going through the motions.