Saint-Etienne vs Reims
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 23rd February 2020
Kick off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
Saint Etienne are slipping down the league table each week and whilst it was thought a few months ago that the club couldn’t go down that isn’t the case now. They have 28 points and are just 2 points from the bottom three.
Their form has been very poor where they have lost their last 4 games in a row. They have conceded 9 goals in those matches and their last win was back in the end of January.
Saint Etienne’s home form is poor, and they have the 3rd worst in the league. The club have won just 35% of their games at home and have lost 3 of their last four games here, their last coming against Marseille.
Reims are in 10th place but just can’t find enough consistency this season which has let them down. They beat 3rd place Rennes in their last game 1-0 by a penalty but it was a very good win and impressive to keep a clean sheet against them.
Away from home the club have lost 5 games although they have won five also. But lost their last game 3-0 to Strasbourg, if that could improve on the road there is no doubt they could finish in a European place.
Saint-Etienne vs Reims: Head to Head
Last season Saint Etienne won this fixture 2-0.
Earlier in the season in the reverse fixture Reims won 3-1.
Reims have not won at Saint Etienne this century.
Saint-Etienne vs Reims: Prediction
Reims are a good team and could win this game, but they remain frustrating in that stringing just a couple of wins together would change their season completely, but usually when that is asked of them, they end up failing.
We think this match will be very close and that is why we will predict as our main choice the correct score but at half time. We don’t expect to see a very entertaining game but that doesn’t mean a goal can’t be scored and we will back to see some in the second half.
Saint-Etienne vs Reims: Bet Tips:
Half Time: Correct Score 0-0 at 2.25 (5/4)
Highest Scoring Half: 2nd half at 1.91 (10/11).