Guingamp vs Saint-Etienne
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 12 January 2019
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade du Roudourou (Guingamp).
Guingamp are responsible for the biggest upset of the season in French football. They shocked PSG 1-2 on the road to qualify for the Coupe de la Ligue semi-final on the expense of defending champions and by far the strongest team in the country. The hosts thus only continued their spell of excellent form making it four wins on the spin in all competitions.
They still sit at the very foot of the Ligue 1 ladder thanks to a horrendous kick off to the new season, but luckily have time to fix it all up with the current form. Guingamp are seven points shy of the safe zone and desperately need to keep the winning thread going on Saturday when top-half Saint-Etienne come to visit Stade du Roudourou.
Guingamp vs Saint-Etienne: Head-to-head
Saint-Etienne dominated this match-up in most recent years.
Les Verts won four of past five head to head encounters with Guingamp.
The streak includes a 2-1 victory when teams met in mid-August last year.
Only two of last six H2H outings saw three or more goals scored.
Guingamp vs Saint-Etienne: Prediction
Maintaining the hot run of form will be quite a big challenge for the hosts here. They will be up against a side which won two in a row netting nine goals and conceding none in the process. Kevin Monnet-Paquet, Wahbi Khazri and Robert Beric were all on target in a demolishing 3-0 victory over Dijon in team’s previous Ligue 1 action.
Saint Etienne’s mixed line-up bagged six without any response against Olympique Strasbourg in last weekend’s Coupe de France tie. Saint-Etienne generally play much better in front of their fans as they shipped goals with ease on travels so far in the season (16 goals allowed in 9 away fixtures).
Since both teams easily found way to the opposition net in the last couple of weeks, the Both Teams To Score is the best of betting options here.
Guingamp vs Saint-Etienne: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.90 (9/10)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.20 (6/5).