Saint-Etienne vs FC Qabala
UEFA Europa League – Group C
Date: Thursday, 20th October, 2016
Kick-off: 20:05 UK.
Venue: Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Etienne.
Saint-Etienne will welcome FC Qabala to Stade Geoffroy Guichard on Thursday night as they hope get their first win of the campaign.
Saint-Etienne are currently unbeaten in the group stage, but have failed to win a game in their first two games. They have drawn their previous games, they both ended in a 1-1 score line. They are currently third in the group table with just 2 points to their name. A win in this game will could see them top the group F table depending on Mainz 05 vs Anderlecht result.
FC Qabala are currently in the bottom of the group table with zero points. They have lost their first two opening games and have conceded 6 goals so far. Qabala will fight to avoid a third successive defeat in this game as they travel to France.
Saint-Etienne vs FC Qabala: Head to Head statistics
- Both teams have not met before on any UEFA competition stage.
- Saint-Etienne have played just 2 games against an Azerbaijan team in the past.
- Saint-Etienne have drawn all two of their previous games against Azerbaijan teams.
- Qabala have also played just two games against a French team in the past.
- Also, Qabala are unbeaten against French teams, they have won 1 and drawn 1.
Saint-Etienne vs FC Qabala: Prediction
The home teams will be seeking to end a sequence of draw in this stage of the competition. They are up against the lowest ranked team in the group who have zero points from their first 2 games. Though Saint-Etienne’s form in recent weeks haven’t been superb, they are still the favourites in this game. They are expected to grab at least a draw in this game.
Qabala are the underdogs in this game, despite their hood form in recent weeks with 3 wins a draw and a defeat. Their only game on French soil have ended in a draw, another draw in this game won’t be bad, though it won’t help their campaign.
The game is expected to see more goals considering their previous games, also both teams are expected to score.
Saint-Etienne vs FC Qabala: Tips
Both teams to score at 13/10 (2.30)
Over 2.5 goals at 1.90 (10/11).