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.

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.

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.

Form Summary

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.

Les Grenats are one of the oldest professional teams in France, but they have yet to win the Ligue 1 trophy. Thanks to amalgamation of two amateur clubs Metz were founded in 1932 and soon they became a professional team. Metz finished the 1997/1998 season in second place in the standings and it has to be noted that they were level on points with champions Lens (worse goal difference).

The visitors coming from a 1 - 2 home loss to Amiens (No. 2 in the league) and their last home game a 2 - 2 draw to Toulose. 14 in the league) and their last away game a 2 - 0 loss to Bordeaux. 17 vs No. The hosts should win this one as they come from playing a higher table team than themselves and the visitors and drawing their last home match, scoring multiple goals and conceding multiple goals facing a team coming from a loss to a higher table team scoring one and conceding multiple goals then lost their last away game to a team above the hosts but failed to score in the game so a win to the hosts. The hosts coming from a 4 - 1 away loss to Angers (no. This fixture features No. 18 in the league, Saint Etienne vs Metz.

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.

Goal Margins

Both teams are looking to secure as good as a possible result, hoping to achieve as high finish as possible in their domestic league. Both teams are having a lot of trouble defending their goal, but with their bad attack, we can not easily predict goals to be scored on both ends.

They have lost their last four matches, including an extremely hurtful 2-1 defeat to fellow relegation squabblers Amiens at the weekend. Metz sit one place behind Saint-tienne in the table but this will be their best opportunity in quite a while to get three points.

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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.

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56.8% of Metzs chances have fallen to Diallo who has done well this season but he needs support from others, including his defence. Metz have scored just four goals this season, with of each of them being put away by Habib Diallo. The Senegalese is drawn for the second top scorer in the league but a team will always struggle if they rely so much on one player.

Thanks to amalgamation of two amateur clubs Metz were founded in 1932 and soon they became a professional team. Metz finished the 1997/1998 season in second place in the standings and it has to be noted that they were level on points with champions Lens (worse goal difference). Les Grenats are one of the oldest professional teams in France, but they have yet to win the Ligue 1 trophy.

The newcomers, on the other hand, are on a four-game losing run in the French elite division and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Saint-Etiennes party at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. Metz aim to put an end to their four-game losing run in the French top flight, but beating les Verts on the road is easier said than done.