ST.ETIENNE VS GUINGAMP PREVIEW & PREDICTION
Saint-Étienne and Guingamp meet at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, in a match for the 1st round of League 1. The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 matches won 5 Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium, on 18-03-2018, for League 1, Saint-Étienne won by (2-0). N. Subotić (29 ‘) and R. Cabella (79’) scored the goals of Saint-Étienne. Attention to the house factor, since the Saint-Étienne usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
This is the first match in this edition of the home team competition, which finished the previous edition in 7th position. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 21 goals scored and 9 conceded; against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 25 goals scored and 24 suffered. In the last match they played, for the Friendlies, they tied with Amiens SC by (1-1). In the last 10 home matches Saint-Étienne has won 5, tied 3 and lost 2. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 19 of the last 20 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals.
Saint Étienne is a club that has conquered Ligue 1 once throughout its history, being the most recent title conquered in the distant 1980/81 season. Last season, the team finished the national competition in seventh place, far from the top finishers and with a home campaign with eight wins, eight draws and four defeats. In the last five matches that Saint Étienne played in his stadium, counting friendlies and official competitions, in all he scored goals and in three he scored more than 1.5 goals. We believe that in this match, for being facing a technically weaker opponent, Saint Étienne will be dominant and will come out with a positive result against Guingamp.
This is the first match in this edition of the visiting team competition, which finished the previous edition in the 12th position. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the Friendlies, they beat Reims away by (1-4). In the last 10 away matches Guingamp has 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses. The team has conceded goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, as he has always scored at least one goal in the last 10 matches.
Guingamp is a club that was never a Ligue 1 or Ligue 2 champion. Their best campaigns in Ligue 2 were three second positions, the last time in 2012/13, which gave them access to the elite French football for the last time. His only titles won were two French Cups, the last conquered in 2013/14. When analyzing the performance of Guingamp in the last season of Ligue 1, we see that he finished in the twelfth place, which was due to his games as a visitor, condition in which he suffered goals constantly. In fact, Guingamp suffered goals in fifteen of the nineteen away games, a total of thirty-five goals suffered, an average of 1.84 goals suffered per game away from home. In addition, regardless of the outcome of the matches, only four Guingamp away games ended with less than 1.5 goals.
PREDICTION: St Etienne to win @ 1.80