St Etienne vs Strasbourg Prediction & Tips
Saint-Étienne hosts Strasbourg in this re-scheduled match of Ligue 1 (L1), where the verts will seek to maintain their good historical performance in local status against the visiting team in the context of the first division (G24, E15, P6).
The home side were on an impressive streak of five consecutive wins at home before losing 2-1 to their historic rival, Lyon, in their final game. However, St Etienne, led by Jean-Louis Gasset, has scored an average of two goals per game at home and has only lost two of his last 20 L1 games in his own stadium (G13, E5, P2), scoring at least twice in 15 of those meetings.
The visitors arrive at this match having lost only one of their last seven L1 games away from home (G3, E3, P1), while their 2-1 defeat (at home) against Angers last Saturday cut a streak promising of four consecutive victories in the league.
That said,Strasburg comes into this game after only four wins in its last 21 away games in L1 (G4, E6, P11), while the fact that the team has only left its unbeaten goal in two of those encounters will undoubtedly worry the coach Thierry Laurey. But even so, Strasbourg is the second best offensive team in visitor status since it averages 1.82 goals per game L1 away from home.
Players to watch: St Étienne Wahbi Khazri striker has 12 goals in L1 and scored 10 of them in home condition. He will face the top scorer of Strasbourg, Lebo Mothiba, who has scored eight goals in the L1 so far.
Statistics to consider: Saint-Étienne has not lost a home game in L1 after scoring two goals since May 2012.
The local team has won their league matches in local condition in which they have received the first goal during this season.
101 of the 243 shots from Strasbourg on L1 have been directed at the door. That percentage of success of 41.6% is the best of L1.
The last 10 matches between them in the L1 show a fairly even record, with three wins for St Etienne and two for Strasbourg (E5).
St Etienne – Strasbourg FREE TIPS
St Etienne – Win @ 2.25
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90