Saint Etienne vs Toulouse
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 28th August
Kick Off: 16:00 BST
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (St Etienne)
Amongst all of the tasty European fixtures this weekend this is a match that will mostly go unnoticed. But it shouldn’t. Considering both clubs positive play in the first two weeks of the Ligue 1 season we have a potential great clash here. The home side lost their first match but at home were strong in beating Montpellier 3-1. They are also not goal shy with 5 goals already to their name.
Toulouse pulled off a superb victory last week when they destroyed Bordeaux 4-1; this came off the back of a respectable 0-0 draw away to Marseille. It remains to be seen how good Toulouse are on the road and St Etienne will no doubt start as the favorites in this match.
St Etienne v Toulouse: Head to Head
This has been a happy hunting ground for Toulouse where they have gone six games over five years not losing at Etienne. Backing them on the handicap to start with a goal start would yield a 100% success rate in that time. Just one game from the last five between these two has seen 3 goals or more and these fixtures lately have been very close affairs.
St Etienne v Toulouse: Prediction
Toulouse’s main job will be keeping Etienne quiet where all of their five goals scored have come from different players. St Etienne will want to start with a purpose and it’s hard not to see them score early on. History says that Toulouse will have something to say here and ultimately we must remember that they are the unbeaten side, who might just spring a little surprise to their hosts.
Saint Etienne vs Toulouse: Betting Tips
Toulouse to win with a +1 goal start at 8/11
Both teams to score at 1/1