St Etienne – Caen : Preview & Prediction
Saint Étienne and Caen play at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in a 23-round Ligue 1 game. In the final clash between these teams in this competition on 12-08-2017, Saint Étienne won away by (0-1). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which has 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 games. In fact, the last time they faced in this stage was in 26-02-2017, in a game for Ligue 1 that ended the victory of the Caen by (0-1). The only goal of the match was scored by R. Rodelin (32 ‘). In this match the home factor may play an important role, since the Saint Étienne presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Analysis of Saint Étienne
The home team is currently in 16th place with 23 points, after 6 wins, 5 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, lost out to Metz by (3-0). In the last match, lost out to Nice by (1-0). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when you play in front of your fans, since in the last 30 matches you have 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 defeats as a visitor, with 8 goals scored and 24 conceded, against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 home defeats, with 19 goals scored and 27 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a defeat away with Troyes by (4-3) in the tiebreak through penalties. For the championship, Saint Étienne had 13 points out of 30, after 3 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in their last 10 matches at their stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 22 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 12 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Saint Étienne have a chance to score their second successive win for the French championship in this match and thus make up for the shameful performance they have been having away from home, where they have lost their last five games. In the last round, the team left much to be desired in offensive terms, failing to pierce the blockade of the Nice defense, and thus ended up suffering another setback away from their dominions. Although he has conceded only one goal, the team has been characterized by an inconsistent defensive system, which is among the four most leaked in the competition. Already his attack has not been doing a good job, having stopped shaking the net adversary on nine occasions. As principal, the club won just under 50% of the points disputed, and in this condition has the third defense more leaked. The 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 should be the scheme used in this duel by the coach, who should not have large embezzlements.
Analysis of Caen
The visiting team is currently in 11th place with 27 points, after 8 wins, 3 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, he won out to Bordeaux by (0-2). In the last match, lost at home to Olympique de Marseille by (0-2). This is a team little affected by the house factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has recorded 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with a total of 11 goals scored and 18 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses, with a total of 11 goals scored and 14 conceded. The team arrives in this match after a win away with Canet by (3-4) in the tie-breaker through penalties. In the championship, Caen were 10 points out of 30, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 6 defeats in their last 10 away games. In his league games as a visitor, the most frequent result at half-time was 0-0 (5 out of 10 matches). In his away games for this competition there is a tendency towards few goals, since in 8 of the last 10 that disputed there were less than 3 goals. In 22 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 12 times and never managed to turn the board. There are 2 periods in the last 10 games played as a visitor for this competition: he scored 3 of his 6 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘); suffered 5 of his 14 goals in minutes (46’-60 ‘).
Caen sees in this exhibition the opportunity to engage their second win followed as a visitor to the French Championship, thus compensating for the poor results they have accumulated in the home, where they have not won for four matches, scoring a goal in only one of them. In the last round, the team had a poor performance against Olympique de Marseille, finishing with only 39% possession and five finals, allowing two goals to the opponent. As was evident in this confrontation, the offensive sector has been one of the main responsible for the undesirable performance of the team, so much so that it is the worst of the competition.
St Etienne – Caen : Betting Tips
St Etienne – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70