St Etienne are tied with Marseille as the team with the most championships won in the French Ligue 1. But, the last time they won it was back in the season 1975/76. Their next opponent, PSG is a team that won the league 7 times in total, 5 of which happened in the previous 6 years. It’s obvious that PSG are favorites against St Etienne, but the match is played at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, where they’ve been pretty great this season. Read our St Etienne vs PSG prediction and betting tips to learn what should happen on Sunday!
This team have been doing well this season and if they keep on playing at the same level, they have every right to hope to finish the season among the top 4. And who knows, they might even grab themselves a ticket to the Champions League.
The main reason why they’re so high on the table is that their home form has been sensational. This team has won 9 matches at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard out of possible 12. An even more interesting fact is that they’ve won only 2 matches on the road this season.
Obviously, the home turf can play a big part in this game. But, they’re still far from being favorites against the most expensive team in Ligue 1. And their head-to-head record with the team from the French capital certainly does not give them too much confidence.
They are without a win over PSG since 2012, even though they’ve played 18 matches since. It’s needless to say that most of those 18 went to PSG’s favor. But, maybe it’s time to put an end to their bad record? St Etienne would like that, but PSG will have their say as well.
Last Tuesday, PSG beat Manchester United at the Old Trafford, even though they were without Neymar and Cavani in that game. And the win in the Champions League has certainly given them a lot of boost for the rest of the season. The win came at the right moment because February didn’t start too well for them. They lost to Lyon in Ligue 1 and struggled with Villefranche in Coupe de France.
But, even if they don’t win this match, they will still stay at the top of the table. And they will still have a comfortable lead over the second placed team, Lille. The current point difference between the two is 10 points, but PSG have played 2 games fewer.
This also means that if PSG win a couple of Ligue 1 games in the next few weeks, with a little bit of luck, they could secure the title pretty soon. And that would mean that they could focus entirely on the Champions League, which is the trophy their Qatari owners desire the most.
St Etienne absentees:
- Neymar (injury)
- Edinson Cavani (injury)
- Thomas Meunier (injury)
Ruffier – Gabriel Silva, Subotic, Debuchy, Kolodziejczak – M’Vila, Perrin, Khazri, Cabella – Monnet-Paquet, Diony
Areola – Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat – Marquinhos, Nkunku, Draxler, Alves, Kehrer, Di Maria – Mbappe
St Etienne vs PSG Prediction
This can be tricky for PSG, not just because they have problems with injuries, but also because St Etienne are great at home. Still, the difference in player quality is definitely on the side of the away team, so I won’t be surprised if they get themselves a win. But, it surely won’t be easy.
St Etienne vs PSG Betting Tips
- PSG @1.63 (1XBET)
- BTS @1.57 (bet365)
- St Etienne +1.5 AH @1.55 (bet365)