Saint-Etienne vs Metz Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Saint-Etienne vs Metz Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Metz will look to put their Ligue 1 campaign back on track when they travel to the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard to take on Saint-Etienne on Saturday evening. Saint-Etienne suffered a disappointing 2-1 defeat on the road at Troyes last time out, with their consolation goal being scored by Hernani in the first minutes of the second half. On the other hand, Metz lost 1-0 on the road at Nantes, in a game in which they conceded the goal after the first three minutes and had the chance to grab a point in stoppage time, but Nolan Roux missed from the spot. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news, match stats and odds all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Although Saint-Etienne have enjoyed a poor run of form recently, they still looked much better than Metz in this term. Furthermore, Saint-Etienne are unbeaten in four home league games so far this season and they are also undefeated in nine home meetings with Metz across all competitions. I fancy Saint-Etienne to win, but I'm not expecting goals as Metz have only scored three goals throughout this campaign, while Les Verts have only conceded eight.

Saint-Etienne to win and Under 2.5 goals at odds 13/5

Both teams to score - No at odds 4/5

Saint-Etienne saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Saint-Etienne have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played against Metz

Metz saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Saint-Etienne Form Guide

Saint-Etienne Team Logo

Saint-Etienne

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
D A

10-03-2018

Ligue 1

Rennes Team Logo Rennes

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

18-03-2018

Ligue 1

Guingamp Team Logo Guingamp

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

01-04-2018

Ligue 1

Nantes Team Logo Nantes

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

06-04-2018

Ligue 1

Paris Saint Germain Team Logo Paris Saint Germain

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

14-04-2018

Ligue 1

Strasbourg Team Logo Strasbourg

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

22-04-2018

Ligue 1

Troyes Team Logo Troyes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

27-04-2018

Ligue 1

Montpellier Team Logo Montpellier

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

06-05-2018

Ligue 1

Bordeaux Team Logo Bordeaux

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

12-05-2018

Ligue 1

Monaco Team Logo Monaco

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

19-05-2018

Ligue 1

Lille Team Logo Lille

FT 5 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

Metz Form Guide

Metz Team Logo

Metz

Won

1

Draw

3

Lost

6
L A

10-03-2018

Ligue 1

Paris Saint Germain Team Logo Paris Saint Germain

FT 5 - 0

(HT 4 - 0)

D H

18-03-2018

Ligue 1

Nantes Team Logo Nantes

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

01-04-2018

Ligue 1

Strasbourg Team Logo Strasbourg

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

08-04-2018

Ligue 1

Lyon Team Logo Lyon

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

14-04-2018

Ligue 1

Rennes Team Logo Rennes

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

21-04-2018

Ligue 1

Caen Team Logo Caen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

28-04-2018

Ligue 1

Lille Team Logo Lille

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

06-05-2018

Ligue 1

Angers Team Logo Angers

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

12-05-2018

Ligue 1

Amiens Team Logo Amiens

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

19-05-2018

Ligue 1

Bordeaux Team Logo Bordeaux

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

Saint-Etienne Preview

Saint-Etienne did well to secure back-to-back wins in the opening three rounds of the new Ligue 1 season, but their recent form hasn’t been great. St. Etienne have only won once in their last five league fixtures and come into this tie on the back of a two-game winless streak. Despite this mixed run of form, Les Verts currently sit in 7th spot in the Ligue 1 table with 14 points under their belts after eight rounds, just one point behind the top five. Saint-Etienne looked decent at the back throughout this early part of the campaign, having conceded just eight goals in eight league games. In addition, St. Etienne can count on their home form ahead of this tie as they are undefeated in four home league games so far this season, keeping two clean sheets in this term. Furthermore, Saint-Etienne are unbeaten in nine home meetings with Metz across all competitions, winning six in the process. They have also kept a clean sheet in six of their nine home games against Metz. Jonathan Bamba is the team’s topscorer with four goals under his belt, while Remy Cabella and Bryan Dabo have bagged four goals and one assist between them.

Saint-Etienne Team News

Loic Perrin and Florentin Pogba are both missing through injury, while Hernani and Saidy Janko are both out through suspension.

Metz Preview

On the contrary, Metz have definitely been the worst team in Ligue 1 in this early part of the season, having lost seven of their eight league fixtures. Their sole victory of the season came at the hands of Angers a month ago. They are rock bottom of the Ligue 1 table with just three points under their belts after eight rounds, three points behind safety. Scoring goals has been Metz’s main issue throughout this Ligue 1 campaign as they hold the worst attacking record in the division with just three goals scored in eight rounds. Actually, they have only scored once in their four league trips so far this season. Nolan Roux is the team’s topscorer with two goals under his belt, although he failed to increase his tally last time out when he missed a penalty kick in the stoppage time in Metz’s trip to Nantes. Metz managed to hold Saint-Etienne to draws both home and away in the previous Ligue 1 campaign, but overall, they are winless in the last 13 meetings with Les Verts. In addition, Metz are winless in their nine visits to the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, scoring just four goals in the process.

Metz Team News

Emmanuel Riviere, Ablie Jallow, Ibrahima Niane, Milan Bisevac, Yann Jouffre and Theodore Efouba are all doubts, but Benoit Assou-Ekotto is missing through suspension.

Saint-Etienne Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Metz Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Saint-Etienne vs Metz Sidelined Players

Saint-Etienne
19 Florentin Pogba Injured
20 Hernani Suspended
Metz
13 Ablie Jallow Injured
8 Yann Jouffre Injured
6 Milan Bisevac Injured
28 Jonathan Rivierez Injured
2 Philipp Wollscheid Injured
32 Benoit Assou-Ekotto Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
16 GK Stephane Ruffier 187 89
11 RB Gabriel Silva 179 75
2 CD Kevin Theophile-Catherine 183 88
4 CD Leo Lacroix 197 92
15 LB Saidy Janko 178 70
8 CM Assane Diousse 183 77
5 CM Vincent Pajot 180 68
7 CM Bryan Dabo 186 81
10 RF Remy Cabella 171 62
9 CF Lois Diony 183 80
21 LF Romain Hamouma 177 67
No. Pos Player M kg
16 GK Eiji Kawashima 185 74
25 LB Ivan Balliu 175 68
3 CD Fallou Diagne 185 80
21 CD Moussa Niakhate 180 82
12 RB Matthieu Udol 178 75
26 CM Cafu 185 82
24 CM Renaud Cohade 180 78
5 CM Geronimo Poblete 173 63
29 CF Emmanuel Riviere 182 76
9 LF Nolan Roux 182 75
17 RF Mathieu Dossevi 172 65