Saint-Etienne vs PSG
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 17th February 2019
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (Saint Etienne)
Saint Etienne’s win over Strasbourg was a big one for the club because it disposed of a top rival but also ended a 3 game streak without a win.
The club will feel that they are back on track and come into this game in 4th place, they are six points behind Lyon for 3rd which is obtainable. But there are a whopping 7 teams within 5 points of them, so the club need to keep on winning. That will be easier said than done when on Sunday evening they will welcome the champions PSG.
This should be a very good game because Saint Etienne has the 2nd best home record in the league where from 36 points they have won 29. Indeed, they have lost just one game here all season which came against Lyon in a 2-1 loss.
PSG have had a great week. They bounced back from their first defeat of the league season at Lyon and beat Bordeaux 1-0 and then beat Manchester United 2-0 in England in the first leg of their Champions League tie. PSG now have one foot in the quarter finals and their confidence will be growing.
Away from home PSG have the best record in the league and have won 70% of their games. However, they have won just 1 game on the road in their past 4 matches and they have clearly stumbled of late.
Saint-Etienne vs PSG: Head to Head
PSG beat Saint Etienne earlier in the season by 4-0.
Last season this fixture ended 1-1.
PSG have scored 13 goals in their last four games against Saint Etienne.
Saint-Etienne vs PSG: Prediction
PSG do not have Neymar and Edinson Cavani for this game and this could be difficult for the club. The problem Paris have is that they can relax a little in the league and still win it.
The players are still very happy to beat Manchester United and they are just thinking of the Champions League now, they won’t admit that but that is the reality. If Saint Etienne give 100%, they will win this game and we are going to back them to do so but on the handicap.
Saint-Etienne vs PSG: Bet Tips
Handicap: Saint Etienne to beat PSG with a +2 goal start at 1.50 (1/2)
Anytime goal scorer: Angel Di Maria (PSG) at 3.00 (2/1).