Guingamp vs Saint-Etienne
France Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 29th April 2017
Kick off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade de Roudourou, Guingamp.
Guingamp were quite listless when they were dumped out of the Coupe de France at the semi-final stage by Angers in mid-week. The team will be hoping to bounce back when they take on St Etienne on Saturday night at home.
However form has been patchy where the club has lost 3 games in the past five. At home they have a much better record with 4 wins in the last 5 and they have won 3 games in a row, beating teams such as Toulouse, Nancy and Bastia.
St Etienne enters this match with a little more to play for than their hosts. There is a small chance that the club could grab a final European spot but they would have to in theory win all of their remaining games to do so which does seem a bit of a stretch. Still this game presents the side with their final realistic chance so the coach and fans will be expecting a performance.
The problem is St Etienne don’t travel well, with just 4 wins all season and 1 in their past five games and that was against struggling Dijon and it was a narrow victory.
Guingamp vs Saint-Etienne: Head to Head Stats
In the three matches that they have played here each team has a win and there has been a 0-0 draw. Earlier this season St Etienne won 1-0 at their ground. There is a 75% chance that we see fewer than 3 goals.
Guingamp vs Saint-Etienne: Prediction
The feeling for this game is that we won’t see much action until the second half and so our main bet will be to see more goals in the second half. This is a game that will be battled mostly in midfield with few chances especially in the opening exchanges.
Guingamp vs Saint-Etienne: Betting Tips
Half with most goals: 2nd half at 21/20
Under 2.5 goals at 4/6