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St Etienne are going up against visiting club Pau FC at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in the Ligue 2 meeting on Saturday.
View all St Etienne v Pau FC tips, stats and our pre-match poll below - as well as the best betting odds.
St Etienne will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 5-2 Ligue 2 loss in their previous game against AJ Auxerre.
In that game, St Etienne had 55% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. For St Etienne, goals were scored by Mathieu Cafaro (31') and Mahmoud Bentayg (80'). Auxerre had 14 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Ado Onaiwu (3', 36', 66'), Gaëtan Perrin (21') and Lassine Sinayoko (82') scored for AJ Auxerre.
A common feature of recent St Etienne games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
From their prior six matches before this one, in as many as 5 of them a wager on BTTS would've been a loser. Such a trend won’t necessarily be sustained here, of course.
In their last fixture, Pau FC drew 4-4 in the Ligue 2 match with Angers SCO.
In that game, Pau FC managed 40% possession and 12 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For Pau FC, the goals were scored by Mons Bassouamina (2'), Khalid Boutaïb (30', 95') and Moussa Sylla (62'). Angers had 7 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Loïs Diony (20'), Joseph Lopy (47'), Himad Abdelli (58') and Jean-Mattéo Bahoya (88') scored for Angers SCO.
The stats tell the story, and Pau FC have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 11 goals in all. At the back, Pau FC have clearly had some problems.
Head to head
The previous league contest featuring the two was Ligue 2 match day 25 on 25/02/2023 when the final score was St Etienne 2-0 Pau FC.
The match was refereed by Benjamin Lepaysant.
Team News: St Etienne
The St Etienne boss Laurent Battles does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this game with a fully injury-free group available to choose from.
Team News: Pau FC
Pau FC boss Nicolas Usaï has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Jean Lambert Evan's (Cruciate ligament tear), Noé Sow (Cruciate ligament tear) and Iyad Mohamed (Ligament injury) will miss out on this game.
We believe that St Etienne have it within them to get the win and a possible clean sheet when they meet Pau FC, who might well find it a difficult task to find the back of the net.
We’re predicting a pretty comfortable 2-0 victory for St Etienne at the conclusion of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (42,000)
Captain: Anthony Briançon
Chairman: Bernard Caïazzo & Roland Romeyer
Manager: Laurent Battles
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 5
⭐ Key Man: Mathieu Cafaro
Generally used in the Left Wing position, Mathieu Cafaro was born in Saint-Doulchard, France. After making a first senior appearance for Toulouse in the 2016 - 2017 season, the talented Forward has hit 2 league goals in this Ligue 2 2023 - 2024 season so far coming from a total of 12 appearances.