Sochaux – St Etienne (Pick, Prediction, Preview)

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Sochaux vs St Etienne Prediction & Tips

Sochaux and Saint Étienne face at Stade Auguste ‑ Bonal, in a match for the Coupe de France (Thirty-two rounds). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between the two teams, who have not played a game in the past 3 years. The last time they met, on 23‑03‑2014, the match ended with the final score: Saint Étienne (3‑1) Sochaux. In this match the home advantage may play an important role, since Saint Étienne presents significant differences between home and away performances.

The home team comes to this stage of the Coupe de France (Thirty-two rounds) after an away win by (2‑4), in the tie through penalties, with Nancy. This is a team that maintains its performance when playing outside its stadium, since in the last 30 games it registers 5 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. The team arrives at this meeting after an away win against Chambly by (1‑4). Sochaux have won 3, drawn 3 and lost 4 of their last 10 home matches for all competitions. The team has allowed its opponent goals in 7 of the last 10 games, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have managed to score in 7 of the last 10 games. In 15 matches, he has conceded the first goal 5 times and has only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard.

The Sochaux team comes motivated for this match after the victory against Chambly, by 1-4, in a game counting for the French second division: the goals of the team were signed by Alan Virginius (2), Bryan Lasme and Chris Bedia. Note that the home team beat Nancy in the last round of the French Cup. In this match against Saint-Étienne, coach Omar Daf should keep the team in 4-3-3 with Chris Bedia being the most offensive reference of the home team. However, it is important to note that the home team has flaws in the offensive dead balls, submission and aerial game. For this game, the home coach cannot count on Yann Kitala due to physical problems.

The visiting team makes its debut in this edition of the Coupe de France with the intention of achieving a positive result and surprising the home team. This is a team affected by the home factor, which is stronger when they play with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses as a visitor, with a total of 12 goals scored and 24 conceded. At home, he won 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses, with a total of 22 goals scored and 21 conceded. The team arrives in this match after a home win against Metz by (1‑0). In the last 10 away matches in all competitions, Saint Étienne won 2, drew 2 and lost 6. The team allowed the opponent goals in 8 of the last 10 games, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored with regularity, as they managed to finish in 8 of the last 10 games. In 14 matches, he has never been able to turn the score around in 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.

The team of Saint-Étienne starts for this game moralized consequence of the victory against Metz, by 1-0, in game counting for the French championship. In this knockout of the French Cup, coach Claude Puel must choose a more offensive strategy, favoring the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks. Left winger Denis Bouanga is one of the visiting club’s top scorers with 3 goals scored. For this match the visiting coach cannot count on Romain Hamouma, Mathieu Debuchy, Alpha Sissoko, Panagiotis Retsos, Gabriel Silva and Yvann Macon, all due to injury.

Sochaux – St Etienne FREE TIPS

St Etienne – Win @ 2.25

Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80

Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90