St Etienne (@1.8) vs Metz (@5.0)
26-09-2019

Our Prediction:

St Etienne will win

St Etienne – Metz Match Prediction | 26-09-2019 13:00

Les Grenats, on the other hand, suffered back-to-back defeats to the likes of Troyes and Nantes in previous two league fixtures and we predict that they will extend their losing run in the French elite division this weekend. It has to be noted that Metz are after their first win over Saint-Etienne since 2001. Saint-Etienne made a flying start to the season, but they have been struggling to find their best form in the Ligue 1 of late. Les Verts recorded only one win in previous five league fixtures and they have been slipping down the standings week by week. French rising star Jonathan Bamba has netted four goals in the national championship so far this term and he is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. Oscar Garcias men are eyeing a place in European competitions and, no doubt, they will take Saturdays football match against Metz very seriously.

St Etienne did not start this season in a good way as they only have 5 points from 5 games played. We dont usually see many goals being scored in their duels. In fact, we saw both teams scoring only once in their previous 7 matches. Last time these two teams faced each other they defeated Metz 2:0. These two teams have played a lot of games in their recent Head-to-Head history, with St Etienne being a better rival most of the time.

Over the years Saint-Etienne have turned their stadium into a real fortress and we predict that they are going to return to winning ways in the French elite division on Wednesday evening. Les Verts experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-1 loss at Angers in their last league match and there is every chance Wahbi Khazri will return to the starting XI against les Grenats. Saint-Etienne play host to Metz at their Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on day 7 of the new Ligue 1 campaign.

St Etienne vs Metz Betting Tips

It has to be noted that Metz are after their first win over Saint-Etienne since 2001. Les Grenats, on the other hand, suffered back-to-back defeats to the likes of Troyes and Nantes in previous two league fixtures and we predict that they will extend their losing run in the French elite division this weekend. Les Verts recorded only one win in previous five league fixtures and they have been slipping down the standings week by week. Oscar Garcias men are eyeing a place in European competitions and, no doubt, they will take Saturdays football match against Metz very seriously. Saint-Etienne made a flying start to the season, but they have been struggling to find their best form in the Ligue 1 of late. French rising star Jonathan Bamba has netted four goals in the national championship so far this term and he is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.

This is a crucial match and must be one in which they earn points. Expert Verdict: It has been a long, long while since Metz have been able to get one over on St. They have never established themselves in the league, and they are once again in danger of checking out. Yes, a lot of that time has been spent in a different league to their visitors, but that is really the point here. Etienne.

They had a few good shots on target and will probably wait for their chances from the counter-attack in this game, with Metzs defense being a slow one. They have some problems with injuries, as Diousse, Fofana, Gabriel, and Saliba will not dress up for this game. This game will be a perfect one to turn their start of the season around in front of their home supporters. Last time against Marseille they had fewer on ball possession, with more goal shots, but still lost it in the end. St Etienne has won only one of their last 4 games played. The important thing is to say that none of those games had more than 3.5 goals so we could expect something similar here.

That is huge in this match against a team that could, conceivably, be among those that are relegated at season's end. Etienne will enter this match in 14th place after their victory on Sunday helped move them up the table. Metz come into this match very bottom of the table with just 12 points from 20 matches so far. St. They have picked up their form of late with two draws and two wins in their last four matches, giving them a bit of a foundation to go on and attack from now.

Saint-Etienne vs Metz Head-to-head (h2h)

The man that is one of the most responsible for those has been wide midfielder Mathieu Dossevi. Metz have only grabbed 14 goals in 20 matches this season, so goals have clearly been hard to come by and that is a big part of the reason they are bottom at present. His five assists have proven to be crucial so far, and if they are to stay up they will need the Togo man to continue his fine personal form.

The 182-cm-tall left back made his Toulouse debut on 15 September, 2007 against Marseille, coming from the bench in the second half of the match. Born in Toulouse on 23 July, 1988, Cheikh MBengue started his youth career at FA Roques. In 1996 Toulouse scouts spotted him and he soon joined the French team. A week later he made his first start for les Pitchouns in a 2-0 loss to Saint Etienne.

New manager Ghislain Printant has only taken charge of seven matches so far but he has already been asked to resign by the clubs hierarchy, according to reports. Printant won his first game of the season but they have been in free fall since then with four losses and two draws in the six games since. Possibly their worst result yet came at the weekend as they were thrashed 4-1 by last years 13th place side Angers.

It will be close, with these teams sharing just the one clean sheet between them but ultimately were backing the home side to win 2-1. Saint-tienne are still to lose at home, despite their poor form and with Metz winning just three of their last eleven away trips (three in Ligue 1, the other eight in Ligue 2), were expecting les Verts to get all three points. Saint-tienne had a very good home record last season and were expecting them to show it against a very poor Metz side. This match is really going to be a slog fest between two under-performing teams but with Metz relying so much on one player, were backing the hosts to get their second win of the season here.

St Etienne vs Metz Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

The misery for Saint-tienne gets worse the further you delve into the numbers as its not even as if theyve been terribly unlucky this season, just poor in all aspects.

Khazri was producing fine performances with les Girondins from 2014 to 2016 and, as a result, Sunderland chiefs decided to sign him on 30 January, 2016. The attacking midfielder, who is capable of playing as a winger as well, netted 31 goals in 171 league games for Bastia and in 2014 he moved to fellow Ligue 1 team Bordeaux. After spending his youth career at JS Ajaccio and Bastia, Wahbi Khazri continued playing for les Bleus at senior level.

Slovenian striker Robert Beric showed exactly why he was brought into the football club on Sunday when he stepped up on the stroke of half time to put a penalty into the back of the net and set St. Etienne on course for a massive three points. And now the 26 year old will look to continue his one goal per match clip here away to Metz in what could be a pivotal moment for both sides in the tale of this season.