Caen vs Saint-Etienne
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 16 March 2019
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Michel d’Ornano (Caen)
Caen are in 19th and 7 points from safety and they look like they could be heading to Ligue 2 next season. The club have no wins in 2019 and indeed have only won 3 games all season, so even recent form does not look like the team will start to make a miracle comeback happen.
They come into this game having lost two matches in a row, although one was against PSG, where they only lost 2-1, the other was against Rennes. Caen do not concede many goals at home and have only shipped in 18, but they still have the 2nd to worst home record in the league where they have lost 50% of their games.
Saint Etienne have different ideas to Caen and will want to use this game as a springboard to challenge for a European place. They are in 6th place and just 4 points behind Marseille and 4th position.
But recent form has been poor as they have lost 3 of their last 4 games which has hindered their progress. Their last match ended in a 1-0 loss at against Lille and they had two players sent off. The club have only won 3 games away from home all season.
Caen vs Saint-Etienne: Head to Head
Saint Etienne have won the last two meetings and by the same scoreline of 2-1.
The last time the teams played here Saint Etienne won 1-0.
There is a 60% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Caen vs Saint-Etienne: Prediction
We think this game has a draw written all over it, but we should take less risks and back that to happen at half time. Both teams have poor form and Caen will want to fight in this game to get something from it. Relegation looks like it will happen but they still have a chance and this is a home game. Saint Etienne have the better quality but it is hard to trust their form away, and we shouldn’t be tempted to back them at odds on.
Caen vs Saint-Etienne: Bet Tips
Half Time: A draw at 2.00 (1/1)
Under 2.5 goals at 1.57 (4/7).