Aron Wright - April 20, 2018
Saint-Etienne vs Troyes
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 22nd April 2018
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (St Etienne).
St Etienne will take on Troyes on a Sunday afternoon showdown with Troyes survival in Ligue 1 hanging from a thread. The home side are in very good form with 3 wins from their last four matches and the other game was a draw. Their last defeat was almost 3 months ago and the club are looking good to chase the final European spot in 5th place.
At home they have drawn too many games with 7 so far but have become very difficult to beat with just 3 losses this season. Their last home match was notable for taking rare points from PSG, heading to victory PSG scored in the final seconds of that game through an own goal and the match finished 1-1.
Troyes gave a brilliant performance in their last game against the mighty Marseille and were winning at one stage before losing the match 3-2. Troyes can have no complaints about being in the bottom three when their form is so bad, they have picked up just 5 points from their last 30 on offer.
Away form is no better where Troyes have the worst record in the league. From 16 games they have won just 2 and gained 8 points overall. They are averaging almost shipping 2 goals a game.
St Etienne have won the last 3 fixtures against Troyes when being at home
There is an 80% chance to see under 2.5 goals in this fixture
St Etienne will have too much for Troyes and this should be a straight forward victory for the home side who are in good form. We will make this our banker home bet for this weekend.
St Etienne to beat Troyes at 1.50.