Saint-Etienne vs Troyes Prediction & Match Preview

Saint-Etienne vs Troyes French Ligue 1 Predictions and Match Preview by LeagueLane

Saint-Etienne vs Troyes
France – Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 18 March 2022
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.

Etienne are stuck in the relegation zone, and with the season approaching its closing stages, they are under pressure to improve massively. As things stand, they need to climb over the 17th placed Lorient, to avoid the risk of being booted to Ligue 2.

They have struggled with their defense all through the campaign, and it only could get worse here on, considering they are about to try out some risky playing styles to post points on the board.

Meanwhile, Troyes too have had issues of the similar kind throughout the 2021-22 edition of the Ligue 1. However, they have slightly turned around their campaign, and are on a short but active winning streak at the moment.

As a result of that, they have put a safety cushion of points over the relegation cut-off, and will try to build on that this weekend – since they are pitted against one of the worst teams in the competition.

By the looks of things, anticipate Troyes to have the edge this Friday.

Saint-Etienne vs Troyes Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The latest clash had ended in a 0-1 win for Etienne.
  • Three of the past four encounters had three or more goals.
  • Five of the last seven meetings at this ground had goals from both teams.
  • The latest match-up at this stadium had ended in a 2-1 win for the hosts.

Saint-Etienne vs Troyes Prediction & Analysis

Etienne were held to a 0-0 draw the last match-day by Lille. They were also winless in 11 of their past 17 overall fixtures, and in the process had gone on a four-game losing streak.

It also deserves to be mentioned that they have won just thrice at this venue since May of 2021.

On the other hand, Troyes had won 1-0 at home the past game week, against Nantes. They are on a two-game winning streak, and are also on a three-match unbeaten run. They had also won 0-2 on the road the past game week, against Bordeaux.

Taking into account these stats, expect Troyes to have the upper hand. And considering the desperation of Etienne, anticipate a high-scoring affair as well.

Key Stats for Betting

  • Only the dead-last placed Bordeaux have conceded more goals than Etienne.
  • Meanwhile, only one other squad than Troyes has won the last two fixtures in the competition.
  • However, they had conceded four or more goals in two of the past three road trips.

Tips for Saint-Etienne vs Troyes

  • Double Chance: Troyes or Draw @ 1.75 (3/4)
  • Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).