Saint-Etienne vs Strasbourg
French Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday, 13th February 2019
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (Saint Etienne).
There are two Ligue 1 games in midweek and we will get stuck into this early kick off on Wednesday where Saint Etienne in 6th place will take on Strasbourg who are now in 9th.
Both clubs are looking for European football next season but both lost their respective games at the weekend. Saint Etienne were defeated by Rennes in a 3-0 loss. And this match means that the club have won no games in their last 3 matches. They are still in a great position though as only goal difference separates them from the top 4.
At home Saint Etienne have the 3rd best record in the league where they have lost just 1 game which was their last one here when Lyon beat them. Otherwise the club have been fantastic in front of their home fans.
Strasbourg had won their previous 4 games in a row before losing at home to Angers by 2-1 at the weekend and this game was seen as a real surprise and was not expected given that Angers have struggled for most of the season.
Strasbourg’s away form is mixed but what is important is their recent away form which has been strong and seen the side win 3 of their last four matches on the road. They have scored 12 goals in their past four away games.
Saint-Etienne vs Strasbourg: Head to Head
Earlier this season the teams drew 1-1.
From the last 8 meetings Strasbourg have just 2 wins.
There is an 80% success rate to see under 2.5 goals.
Saint-Etienne vs Strasbourg: Prediction
There is value to be had in this match and we will opt to see an away win. Strasbourg have gone down a few places just because they did not perform well in their last match v Angers.
But Strasbourg are a very strong team who can bounce back quickly and try and brush off that defeat. Their recent away record is just too good to ignore. We also will go for history and do not expect too many goals here. Minimum stakes all round for this match.
Saint-Etienne vs Strasbourg: Bet Tips
Strasbourg to beat Saint Etienne at 4.00 (3/1)
Under 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80).