Toulouse – St Etienne : Preview & Prediction
Toulouse and Saint Etienne meet at the Municipal Stadium in a match of the 11th round of Ligue 1. At this stage, the record of direct confrontations indicates balance between these two teams, since there have been 2 draws and 1 win for each team in the last 4 games . However, the last time they faced at this stadium was on 29-01-2017, in a match for Ligue 1 that ended the victory of Saint Étienne by (0-3). The goals of the match were scored by N. Roux (9 ‘and 67’) and K. Monnet-Paquet (55 ‘) for Saint Étienne. Although this is a game between 10th and 6th overall, it is actually a game between the 8th in home games and the 10th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 10th place with 14 points earned after 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, won at home to Amiens by (1-0). In the last match, he won off to Angers by (0-1). This is a team affected by the home factor, having won 9 points in their stadium, with 5 goals scored and 3 conceded, against 5 points out, where he scored 6 goals and suffered 12. In the last game he played, for Coupe de la Call, won the Clermont Foot home (4-2). In the last 4 home games for the league, Toulouse have 3 wins and 1 loss, having won 9 points out of 12. His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In his home matches there is a tendency to few goals, since 12 of his last 25 matches ended with Less than 1.5 goals. In 10 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 4 games in which he conceded the first goal. In the last 6 home games in all competitions there are 1 highlights: scored 4 of his 9 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Toulouse did not make a good campaign in the French Championship but seems to have improved their performance and is now in a recovery period, having been undefeated for three rounds and coming from two consecutive victories in which he did not concede a goal. In the last of them, the team had a good defensive performance, and even with a poor showing of the attack – having finished only three times – it won the victory. The offensive performance below the expected was not exclusive of this round, since it does not have good numbers in that question, besides possessing the worse average of finalizations in the championship. However, as principal the team has shown some consistency defensive, adding only three goals conceded in four matches. One of the highlights of the club is the defender Diop, who scored the winning goal and was elected the man of the game in the last round.
After 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, the visiting team is in 6th place, having won 17 points. In the last match, he lost to Montpellier at home (0-1), having won 3-1 at home against Metz in the previous match. This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 11 points, against only 6 in their games as a visitor. In the last game he played for Coupe de la Ligue, he lost with Strasbourg off (5-4) in the tie-break. In the last 4 out of the championship, Saint Étienne has 2 wins and 2 defeats, having won 6 points out of 12. His attack has marked regularly, since he managed to achieve in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 10 games in this competition, only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Saint Étienne are back from their domination of the French championship after two consecutive appearances before their fans who should not be overjoyed with their recent performance as they have suffered two defeats in the last three rounds. The last of them, inside the home, showed a little inconsistent defense, while the attack managed to create many opportunities, but without quality at the time to finish. However, who is ensuring the good placement of the team is the defensive sector, which is among the five least leaked of the championship. One of the strengths of the team is possession of the ball, which is the fifth best in the competition. As a visitor, his campaign is not the best, and in this condition has shown a very apathetic attack. For that match, the coach should organize the team in the 4-3-3, with Bamba prominent in the attack.
Toulouse – St Etienne : Betting Tips
Toulouse – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70