Saint Etienne – Strasbourg, Ligue 1 Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR SAINT ETIENNE - STRASBOURG
St. Etienne did not enjoy good weekends lately due to poor results and a small drop in the form overall. This pretty much limits their way to the top 3, but they still have a chance. They are currently having a game in hand from Lyon, who have been defeated from Nice and the difference is 6 points, so the victory for St. Etienne is a must. Still, the greens have lost to Lyon in the last minute at home before three rounds, and this was only their first home loss for the season.
Strasbourg is one of the teams that create the most problems for the big ones, especially as a guest. Strasbourg was in a series of 4 consecutive wins before their odd loss at home from Angers, which simply proved that they are a middle team. They just can’t keep a good level for long period and their class is enough for finishing in the 1st half of the table, although they are close to Lyon (7 points) if we judge that in today’s victory the difference could become 4 points.
St. Etienne have made their stadium a fortress. We mentioned their only loss during the season and the other two failures came in the draws with Rennes and Amiens in the autumn, which was a long time ago. The greens do not play poorly, but their form in the visits is not good. As hosts they are much more permanent. Besides, the guests have a lot of missing important players, which will have a huge impact, so our prediction is that St. Etienne will win at 1.86
SAINT ETIENNE TEAM NEWS
Hamouma(15/2 M) and Saliba(7/0 D) are out
STRASBOURG TEAM NEWS
Carole(14/0 D), Martin(20/3 M), Zohi(15/1 M), Lala(21/4 D), Caci(17/0 D) and Lienard(15/0 M) are out