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St Etienne arrive at Stade Raymond-Kopa on Wednesday for the Ligue 1 game with home side Angers SCO.
View all of the Angers SCO v St Etienne predictions, poll and stats below - plus the latest betting odds.
Angers SCO are hoping to win again after their last result, a 2-1 Ligue 1 success over ESTAC.
In that match, Angers SCO had 44% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Angers SCO was Thomas Mangani (26', 37'). ESTAC had 11 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Brandon Dominguès (11') was the scorer for ESTAC.
It’s been seldom in recent games where Angers SCO haven’t conceded. The facts show that Angers SCO have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 9 goals along the way.
Heading into this fixture, Angers SCO have not won against St Etienne in their last 3 league matches.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Lyon in Ligue 1 competition, St Etienne and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, St Etienne managed 41% possession and 4 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. At the other end, Olympique Lyonnais got 11 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Moussa Dembélé (15') was the scorer for Lyon.
The stats tell the story, and St Etienne have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 7 goals in total. In defence, St Etienne have not been doing too well. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily be sustained into this next game, of course.
Heading into this fixture, St Etienne have not won away from home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head clashes stretching back to 04/11/2018 shows that Angers SCO have won 1 of them & St Etienne 2, with the tally of drawn games being 3.
An aggregate of 19 goals were scored between them in this period, with 10 from Les Scoïstes and 9 created by Les Verts. The average goals per game has been 3.17.
The previous league match featuring the two was Ligue 1 match day 11 on 22/10/2021 which ended up with the score at St Etienne 2-2 Angers SCO.
In that game, St Etienne managed 64% possession and 17 shots on goal with 6 on target. The goals were scored by Wahbi Khazri (61') and Mickaël Nade (94').
On the other side, Angers SCO had 4 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Ismaël Traoré (28') and Angelo Fulgini (56') scored.
The match was refereed by Antony Gautier.
Team News: Angers SCO
The Angers SCO manager Gérald Baticle will be grateful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever before this clash with a fully healthy group to pick from.
It looks as if Les Scoïstes will possibly use a 3-5-2 formation and select Danijel Petkovic, Batista Mendy, Vincent Manceau, Ismael Traore, Jimmy Cabot, Nabil Bentaleb, Thomas Mangani, Angelo Fulgini, Mathias Pereira-Lage, Bilal Brahimi and R. Casimir Ninga.
Team News: St Etienne
With a completely injury-free group to choose from, the St Etienne manager Pascal Dupraz doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all coming into this match.
We believe Les Verts might make use of a 4-3-3 formation, settling for Etienne Green, Mahdi Camara, Mickael Nade, T. Kolodziejczak, Yvann Macon, Ryad Boudebouz, Lucas Gourna-Douath, Aimen Moueffek, Sada Thioub, Bakary Sako and Arnaud Nordin.
We feel that in this game, St Etienne have it in them to put one past this Angers SCO lineup, although it is unlikely to be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re predicting a 2-1 winning score for Angers SCO by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. We’ll have to see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Raymond-Kopa (18,752)
Captain: Ismaël Traoré
Chairman: Saïd Chabane
Manager: Gérald Baticle
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 12
🔑 Key Player: Angelo Fulgini
Normally used in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Angelo Fulgini was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Having made his senior debut playing for Valenciennes FC in the 2014 - 2015 season, the gifted Midfielder has netted 3 league goals in the Ligue 1 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in 19 appearances.