Saint-Etienne vs Angers
France – Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 22 October 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
Tips for Saint-Etienne vs Angers
The head to head record points towards Saint-Etienne’s win but their recent form prevents us from going that route.
After all, the hosts lost six of the last seven league outings and they will be without their starting goalkeeper and important defensive midfielder here. We can see the visitors pulling off a positive outcome here.
Saint-Etienne vs Angers Head-to-head
Saint-Etienne will rely on tradition here as they’ve lost only 2 of the last 14 meetings with Angers.
Saint-Etienne took four points from two clashes against Angers in the previous term of the Ligue 1 without conceding a single goal in the process (a 0-0 draw at home and a 0-1 win on the road).
Angers are winless in six away matches against Saint-Etienne.
Saint-Etienne vs Angers Predictions & Analysis
Saint-Etienne will be hoping to bounce back from a nightmare match they’ve had in the previous round when they fell 5-1 away at Strasbourg.
The manager Claude Puel lost his starting goalkeeper through injury and had his defensive midfielder Zaydou Youssouf sent off in the first half of the match at Strasbourg.
Les Verts ended up conceding five goals on the occasion. They thus extended a horrific run of results.
The hosts lost six and drew one of the last seven league affairs and they sit at the very foot of the standings as a consequence.
Also, Saint-Etienne are one of two Ligue 1 outfits without a win after ten rounds of the season. Can they grab the inaugural one on Friday evening when they play host to Angers in the first game of the Matchday No 11?
The visitors will head into the match in much higher spirits. They comfortably sit at the fifth place in the league ladder at the moment.
They suffered just one loss in the last four Ligue 1 outings and it only came last Friday against PSG (2-1 in Paris).
Key Stats for Betting
- No other Ligue 1 side has conceded more than Saint-Etienne’s 23 goals so far in the season.
- Saint-Etienne took only one point from the last seven league games.
- Angers scored four goals in the last two Ligue 1 outings against Metz and PSG.
- They have lost only one of five away games this season (a 2-1 defeat at PSG in the previous round).