Caen vs Saint-Etienne
French Ligue 1, Season 2017/18
Date: Saturday, 12th August 2017
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Michel d’Ornano.
Caen will be hoping to clinch their first points in the new season this Saturday when they host Saint-Etienne in the second round of Ligue 1 at Stade Michel d’Ornano.
The hosts managed a huge point at Parc des Princes in the last round of the previous Ligue 1 term to save the elite class status.
Patrice Garande’s men will likely spent the entire season in the new term in the relegation scrap as they just lack the quality to stay competitive against the top tier sides.
This is especially regarded to their attacking line which failed to produce more than once in three consecutive defeats (friendlies with Rennes and Angers, and the season opener with Montpellier).
The Spanish manager Oscar Garcia had a devastating run in pre-season friendlies as les Verts suffered back-to-back losses to Montpellier and Southampton ahead of the kick off to the Ligue 1 campaign.
However, the former head coach of Salzburg has been successful in his official debut in front of Saint-Etienne’s fans as les Verts dispatched Nice 1-0 in the season opener last Saturday at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
Caen vs Saint-Etienne: Head to head
Interestingly, each of the last three head to head clashes between the two teams saw away wins.
Moving forward, Caen have won four of their last five encounters with Saint-Etienne and only a single of last six H2H meetings between the two sides saw both teams on target.
Caen vs Saint-Etienne: Prediction
This simply has to be a low-scoring contest to be decided by one or none goals.
You won’t make a mistake backing the BTTS-NO pick at 4/5 odds, while the 0-1 correct score seems to be a decent call as well at 13/2.
Caen vs Saint-Etienne: Bet Tips
The main bet is BTTS – NO at the odds of 4/5.
The alternative pick would be correct score 0-1 at 13/2.