Saint-Etienne will be looking for a top-five finish in Ligue 1 this season when they welcome Guingamp at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Saturday evening. St. Etienne finished just behind the Europa League places last year, as they were tied on 55 points with the 6th-placed Bordeaux. Meanwhile, Guingamp finished 12th in the standings, but they were ten points clear of the bottom three. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Saint-Etienne were unlucky to miss a spot in the Europa League group stage last season, but they looked very good in pre-season. Les Verts have lost just once in six friendlies, and are currently unbeaten in three games. The positive thing is that St. Etienne have been a strong side in front of their own fans last season, having lost just four of their 19 home league games.
Guingamp, on the other hand, have won four and draw one of their five friendly games in pre-season. They have won their most recent three friendlies, including back-to-back victories against two Ligue 1 fellows in the shape of Reims and Nimes. The worrying fact is that Guingamp managed to win just four of their 19 league trips last season.
St. Etienne are a strong side on home soil and they also hold a strong head-to-head record against Guingamp. Our betting tips and predictions would back Saint-Etienne to win at odds 1.72.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Saint-Etienne to win at odds 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
Saint-Etienne have won five of their last seven games across all competitions. They come into this tie on the back of a comfortable 3-0 victory over Nice in their most recent friendly. In addition, St. Etienne beat Guingamp 2-0 in their most recent home league meeting. Our preview expect Saint-Etienne to win at odds 1.72.
Saint-Etienne to win at odds 1.72
Saint-Etienne v Guingamp Draw at odds 3.50
Guingamp to win at odds 5.00
Correct Score odds
Saint-Etienne looked decent at the back over the past few weeks, having conceded just once in their last three friendly matches. Meanwhile, Guingamp have been scoring goals for fun of late, but have only netted twice in their most recent four meetings with St. Etienne. Our correct score anticipate Saint-Etienne to win 1-0 at odds 6.50.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Saint-Etienne to win 1-0 at odds 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Four of the last five games between these two sides have seen few than three goals. In addition, four of Saint-Etienne’s last five friendlies have ended with under 2.5 goals. On the flip side, Guingamp’s most recent game have seen just one goal scored. Our total goals prediction fancies back under 2.5 goals at odds 1.75.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goal odds and predictions:”]Under 2.5 goals at odds 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Lois Diony is back at the club after his loan spell to Bristol City. He has enjoyed a good couple of season in Ligue 1 over the past three years and we fancy him to get on the scoresheet here. Our first goalscorer prediction is Lois Diony at odds -.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Lois Diony at odds -[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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