Saint-Etienne vs Metz
Date: 14th October 2017
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
Saint-Etienne will have a very nice chance to bounce back after winning only a single point in two previous Ligue 1 outings.
Les Verts host the rock-bottomed Metz in the ninth round clash at their Stade Geoffroy-Guichard right after the international break.
The Spanish expert Oscar Garcia was off to a dream start to the new season with Saint-Etienne as the team won each of their opening three fixtures without conceding a single goal along the way.
However, the somewhat tougher schedule and the slight drop in form resulted in only a single victory in five following fixtures, but the clash with Metz is a wonderful opportunity for the beginning of a new strong run.
The visitors lost seven of their opening eight fixtures netting no more than three goals during the process and they are the main candidates for the drop without doubts at this stage.
It will be very interesting to see how much patience the team’s owners will have for Philippe Hinschberger since the team has a couple of very interesting names in their squad and they should have done a much better job so far.
Saint-Etienne vs Metz: Head to head
The head to head statistics also clearly speaks in Saint-Etienne’s favour as they have won nine and lost only three of 20 meetings with Les Grenats.
The gulf in quality has been especially expressed at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard where Metz only managed a single win in ten games.
Saint-Etienne vs Metz: Prediction
The hosts are massive favourites here and we would be very surprised to see any other scenario but a confident win for Saint Etienne.
Jonathan Bamba, who notched four goals in eight matches, is our top suggestion for the anytime goalscorer bet at the odds of 4/5.
Saint-Etienne vs Metz: Bets
The main betting option is Saint-Etienne to win to nil at the odds of 6/4 @ 888 Sport.
You can alternatively try with Jonathan Bamba to score anytime at 4/5 @ 888 Sport.