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St Etienne host visiting rivals Bordeaux at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in the Ligue 1 meeting on Sunday.
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St Etienne are hoping to win again following a 0-2 Ligue 1 triumph versus Nîmes.
In that match, St Etienne managed 47% possession and 15 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For St Etienne, the scorers were Wahbi Khazri (23') and Denis Bouanga (66'). Nîmes had 14 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
Claude Puel's St Etienne have hit the target 7 times over their prior 6 outings. The number of goals that have been scored against them in those same games amounts to 10.
A look at their previous results shows us that St Etienne:
- have not been beaten in the league by Girondins de Bordeaux in their previous 4 matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league games.
Girondins de Bordeaux
After a loss in their previous game against Strasbourg in Ligue 1 action, Bordeaux will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Girondins de Bordeaux managed 61% possession and 14 shots at goal with 6 on target. For Girondins de Bordeaux, the goals were scored by Paul Baysse (36') and Ui-Jo Hwang (45'). At the other end, Strasbourg had 12 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Lamine Koné (6'), Habib Diallo (21') and Ludovic Ajorque (30') scored for Strasbourg.
Looking at their form, and Bordeaux have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 12 goals in total. Defensively, Les Girondins have some weaknesses to address. We will just have to see whether or not that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Going into this encounter, Girondins de Bordeaux have not registered a win against St Etienne in away games against them for the last 2 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head meetings dating back to 06/05/2018 shows us that St Etienne have won 3 of these & Bordeaux 2, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
A combined total of 18 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 10 of them from Les Verts and 8 being from Les Girondins. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.
The last league meeting featuring these sides was Ligue 1 match day 15 on 16/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Girondins de Bordeaux 1-2 St Etienne.
That day, Girondins de Bordeaux had 52% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer was Ui-Jo Hwang (24').
At the other end, St Etienne had 19 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Arnaud Nordin (15') and Yvan Neyou (75') scored.
The match was refereed by Stephanie Frappart.
Team News: St Etienne
St Etienne boss Claude Puel doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game with a completely healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: Bordeaux
From a largely available squad, there is just the lone fitness worry for the Bordeaux boss Jean-Louis Gasset to be concerned about. Otávio (Achilles tendon rupture) misses out for this game.
We’re inclined to think that Bordeaux may find it difficult to score goals against this St Etienne outfit who we think should win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We’re going for a very competitive game with a 1-0 winning score for St Etienne at full-time.
Let’s see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (41,965)
Captain: Mathieu Debuchy
Chairman: Bernard Caïazzo & Roland Romeyer
Manager: Claude Puel
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 15
🔑 Key Man: Charles Abi
Typically taking up the Striker position, Charles Abi was born in Clermont-Ferrand, France. After making a first senior appearance for St Etienne in the 2018 - 2019 season, the accomplished Forward has scored a sum of 3 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 18 appearances.