Angers (@2.2) vs St Etienne (@3.6)
23-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Angers will win

Angers – St Etienne Match Prediction | 23-09-2019 11:00

Angers will be aiming to keep their 100% record on home soil in the 2019/2020 Ligue 1 season intact when they host Saint-Etienne at their Stade Raymond-Kopa on Matchday 6. Les Scoistes have been scoring goals for fun at home ground at the start of the season and seeing that Saint-Etienne experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 2-2 draw with Toulouse, we are positive that the hosts are going to find the net in Sundays football match.

A week later he made his first start for les Pitchouns in a 2-0 loss to Saint Etienne. In 1996 Toulouse scouts spotted him and he soon joined the French team. Born in Toulouse on 23 July, 1988, Cheikh MBengue started his youth career at FA Roques. 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.

Angers started this season in a good fashion as they have 9 points from 5 games played. In fact, we have seen both teams scoring in 3 of their previous 4 matches. These two teams have played a lot of games in their recent Head-to-Head history. They are a team with some flaws of course, as they have scored only 5 goals or one per game. By looking at all of this, I see Angers winning this one in front of their home supporters, due to the lack of scoring by their rivals. On the other side, St Etienne has points from 5 games and their goal difference is 5:8. Last time these two teams faced each other, the match was won by Angers 4:3. We usually see many goals being scored in their duels. Angers has conceded 9 and scored 9 goals this season.

Their away form has been poor with two losses already and their last game ended in a 2-2 draw at home to Toulouse. After winning their first game of the season they have won no games in their last 4 matches and have fallen to 16th place as a result. Saint Etienne have not started as well as pundits would have predicted at the beginning of the season.

Preview, Prediction, Betting Tips

It was a poor performance from Angers but they will be hoping that their home form can see them back to winning ways. Angers have picked up nine points from their first five matches which is a pretty good tally for a team that finished in the lower reaches of the table last season. Angers most recent match saw them lose 2-1 to Lille in a match where les Scostes created an xG of just 0.66.

Stade Geoffroy-Guichard will host Sundays football game between Saint-Etienne and Angers. Saint-Etienne aim to get back on course and they are seen as favourites on paper to win Sundays football game against Angers. Oscar Garcias men outplayed the likes of Nice and Amiens in previous two home games in the national championship and we predict that they are going to give fans yet another reason for celebration this weekend. Stephane Moulins charges have yet to suffer a loss in the French top flight this season, but they will have a big fish to fry against les Verts. As expected, Les Verts suffered a heavy 3-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain at Parc des Princes in their last league fixture and it has to be noted that les Parisiens put an end to their three-game winning run in Ligue 1. Summer signing Jonathan Bamba, who played for Angers last season, is likely to pose a big threat for his former teammates.

The venues was opened back in 1912 and the stadiums record attendance is 22.989 (April 26, 1969 vs. It has to be noted that the 2017/2018 season will be their 24th in the French top flight. Olympique Marseille). Speaking of the clubs most notable players, we have to mention Fahid Ben Khalfallah, Vladica Kovacevic, Claudiu Keseru, Paul Aloo, Amar Rouai and Cedric Daury.

Their best player this season is Romain Hamouma, who already has 3 goals by his name. As it was already said, they have started this years campaign in a poor fashion, with 5 points from 5 games, which was enough for the 15h place. He is their vital part, and if they want something from this game, he will have to be on his level. Palencia and Honorat will not play in this game for them.

This match can end in a home win, with under 2.5 goals scored. I looked at both teams forms and their recent Head-to-Head matchups when I was crafting my selection. With Angers having not a lot of problems creating goal-scoring opportunities, and their home crowd in front of them, I can see this game, based on my analysis, being easy to predict.