Saint-Etienne vs Guingamp
France Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 11th August 2018
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (St Etienne).
St Etienne have great traditions linked to Ligue 1 and will want to have a better season than their last. At times they played good football but will be looking to go a level up. Guingamp have really established themselves in the league and have been quite strong and a tricky team to face over the last few seasons.
St Etienne have sold almost £40m worth of talent as they try to change up their fortunes but also cut their wage bill. They have brought in the likes of Wahbi Kharzi from Sunderland but most of their new arrivals have been recalling old loans back.
Guingamp have not spent this summer however they were able to bring in Nolan Roux from Metz which was great business for the club and they got the 30 year old on a free transfer. The board have been very careful this summer and were able to make the club £3.6m in profit. But of course this comes at a price and the club may struggle this season.
Saint-Etienne vs Guingamp Head to Head
- The last time the teams played here St Etienne ran out comfortable 2-0 winners.
- The teams have played 5 times at St Etienne in the last 10 years and St Etienne has won every game.
- There is a 60% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Saint-Etienne vs Guingamp Prediction
Both clubs have been disappointing in the transfer market, however St Etienne remain to have a strong squad. They have a great history against Guingamp and we will go for the home side to get a professional and solid win. Guingamp do not always travel well and this will be another difficult match for them. All three points for St Etienne here.
Saint-Etienne vs Guingamp Bet Tips
St Etienne to beat Guingamp at 4/5 (1.80).