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St Etienne will be visiting Stade de la Meinau on Sunday for the Ligue 1 showdown with home side Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 0-1 Ligue 1 success over RC Lens.
In that match, Strasbourg managed 35% possession and 10 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Strasbourg was Habib Diallo (21'). RC Lens had 11 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
A common feature of recent Strasbourg games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
From their prior six matches before this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on both teams scoring would have lost.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Reims in Ligue 1 action, St Etienne will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, St Etienne had 66% possession and 14 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. The only player to score for St Etienne was Charles Abi (72'). For their opponents, Stade de Reims got 7 shots on goal with 3 on target. Boulaye Dia (12', 37') and Mathieu Cafaro (58') scored for Reims.
The numbers tell their own story, and St Etienne have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 9 goals in total. At the back, Les Verts certainly have room for improvement. That kind of trend isn’t assured to be continued into this game, though.
Taking a look at their past results, St Etienne:
- have not won against Strasbourg when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 24/11/2017 tells us that Strasbourg have won 1 of these and St Etienne 3, with the tally of drawn games being 2.
A combined total of 15 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 from Le Racing and 9 netted by Les Verts. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
The last league contest between these sides was Ligue 1 match day 3 on 12/09/2020 when the final score was St Etienne 2-0 Strasbourg.
That time, St Etienne managed 48% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The goalscorers were Denis Bouanga (57') and Mahdi Camara (82').
Strasbourg had 14 shots on goal with 6 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Eric Wattellier.
Team News: Strasbourg
Matz Sels (Achilles tendon rupture) and Mohamed Simakan (Arthroscopie) aren’t available for Strasbourg gaffer Thierry Laurey.
Team News: St Etienne
Thanks to a completely healthy squad ready to go, St Etienne boss Claude Puel has zero fitness concerns to speak of coming into this clash.
When taking everything into account, St Etienne could find themselves up against it to breach the defence of this Strasbourg outfit who we think might well get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore see a very competitive game with a 1-0 winning score for Strasbourg at the end of this one.
Little in this one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade de la Meinau (26,280)
Captain: Stefan Mitrović
Chairman: Marc Keller
Manager: Thierry Laurey
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 15
⭐ Star Player: Ludovic Ajorque
Usually deployed in the Striker position, Ludovic Ajorque was born in Saint-Denis, Réunion. Having played his first senior match for Clermont Foot in the 2016 - 2017 season, the goalscoring Forward has struck 8 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 18 appearances.