St Etienne vs Bordeaux Betting Prediction
St Etienne will be looking to strengthen their grip on a Europa League (EL) qualification spot going into this round 36 encounter, while Bordeaux still have a glimmer of hope of qualifying for the next EL campaign with three matches left to play in Ligue 1 (L1)
Les Verts (STE) are on a run of three successive L1 victories, with the most recent coming 1-0 away to Montpellier last weekend. Subsequently, Jean-Louis Gasset’s men have climbed up into fifth place in the table and will look to defend it until the end of the season.
After two straight wins, Bordeaux bravely lost 1-0 at home to L1 champions PSG in round 34. Nevertheless, Gustavo Poyet’s men have climbed up into ninth place, only six points adrift of their hosts, thanks to their home 3-1 win against Dijon last weekend.
In 55 previous meetings at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in their L1 history, St Etienne have won 28, Bordeaux have won eight and the other 19 matches have ended level.
Players to watch:
St Etienne midfielder Romain Hamouma has been in outstanding form recently, scoring one goal and delivering two assists in his last two league matches.
He will go head-to-head with 21-year-old Guinean striker Francois Kamano, who has seven goals and four assists in L1 – he has scored half of Bordeaux’s last eight goals.
St Etienne are undefeated in their last seven home L1 fixtures (W4, D3), scoring two goals in six of them. Les Verts have won only one of their last seven home clashes against Bordeaux (W1, D5, L1).
Bordeaux have not produced a single draw in their last 14 away matches in the league (W5, D0, L9). In the top flight, the ‘Girondins’ have won just one of their last ten trips to St Etienne (W1, D7, L2).
Betting Prediction: Both Teams To Score