Saint-Etienne vs Strasbourg
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 12th September 2020
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
Saint Etienne and Strasbourg will close out Saturday’s games in Ligue 1 when they take on each other in the evening game.
The home side have played just one game so far but they were victors when they eased past newly promoted Lorient 2-0. Because of the way the fixtures have worked out Saint Etienne have been lucky and they get to stay at home for this one too.
Strasbourg have started poorly and have lost both of their opening games. They are down in 18th place and even though they have time on their sides to turn everything around their confidence may not be in a good place.
One of the worries here is that they have already conceded 5 goals and scored just once, so a recovery is needed. They have lost to Lorient and Nice so far this season.
On paper playing Saint Etienne away seems like a daunting task for Strasbourg, and if they concede a few goals they could well be bottom of the league by the end of the weekend.
Head to Head & Previous Meetings
- Last season Saint Etienne won this fixture 2-1.
- Strasbourg have not beaten Saint Etienne at this ground since 2006.
- The last 3 meetings have seen both teams to score.
Saint-Etienne vs Strasbourg Prediction
Perhaps out of all the Ligue 1 matches this weekend this is the one where we feel most confident in saying that the home team will win. Everything points to it, and they are the most confident going into this game.
It’s been a tough start for Strasbourg who have a poor record coming to this ground anyway, and there is a lot of pace in this Etienne team which can really hurt Strasbourg. Saint Etienne are also a good value price for the win.
It might be worth selecting Romian Hamouma to get on the scoresheet he bagged 2 goals in Saint Etienne’s first game of the season.
Saint Etienne to beat Strasbourg at 2.10 (11/10)
Anytime goalscorer: Romain Hamouma (Saint Etienne) at 3.25 (9/4).