We offer a forecast for the French championship match, in which Saint-Etienne will host Lorient on 30 August. Will the guests be able to resist? – the answer is in our material.
The 10-time French champion stayed afloat with great difficulty last season. What happened to the team is still unknown, but the tasks for the new tournament are the most serious. For 28 rounds of the last championship of Ligue1, the “ saints ” were able to win eight victories and finished six matches in peace, which brought 30 points and 17th position in the final standings.
The Greens showed the third-worst defensive result in the league, while failing the end of the tournament. The first official match of the whole summer, Saint-Etienne played in the French Cup final, in which they lost to PSG (0: 1).
” Lorient ” in the last championship Ligi2 finally managed to resist until the end of the tournament, something to help and came coronavirus. The Merluzovye played 28 rounds, in which they won 17 victories and finished three games in peace. The guests showed the best result in attack – the team hit the opponents’ goal 45 times. Vissa (15 goals) became the team’s best sniper at the end of the season .
It is noteworthy that in the last five matches, before the forced finish of the tournament, Christophe Pelissier’s players lost 4 out of 5 matches, but managed to keep the first position. In the opening game of the new tournament, the Orange-and-Blacks beat Strasbourg at home (3: 1), for which we made a forecast.
Saint-Etienne have lost 5 of their last 6 matches
Lorient have only drawn 1 of their last 10 away matches
Saint-Etienne scores 2.1 goals at home
The last face-to-face match ended with the victory of Saint-Etienne (4: 0)
The newcomer of Ligi1 had a strong start in the season, but the tournament distance is very long and all the main battles are still ahead. In our opinion, a serious test of strength awaits the guests today. The Saints played a series of unsuccessful matches, although in the final of the Cup of the country they looked very worthy against the background of the champion.
Most likely, we will face a tough struggle in the central part of the field with a minimum number of chances to score. We assume that Saint-Etienne will interrupt the series of failures, but still we will insure the bet with a combined bet.
Our prediction is that Saint-Etienne will not lose + the total is less than 3.5 goals and we bet on this using the Betcity line with odds 1.79