Saint-Étienne vs Bordeaux match preview: Even contest expected at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard

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Competition: France Ligue 1
Competition: Sun 11.April
Match begins: 13:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (42000 seats)

This match features two teams living in the basement of the Ligue 1, Saint-Étienne holding 15th place and Bordeaux lying 14th. A good chance for both teams to improve their position.

Insights:
  • Bordeaux have the fewest points from losing position (1) in Ligue 1

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Saint-Étienne form and stats

With {3 Ligue 1 wins}, 6 draws and 6 defeats from their home games, Saint-Étienne are certainly not brimming with confidence. We have seen two home losses in a row now for Saint-Étienne, who are hoping that the phrase “third time lucky” applies to them.

Happy days for Saint-Étienne in their previous game, a Ligue 1 match away at Nîmes (placed 18th) that ended with a 2-0 victory. Preceding that match was the home game against Monaco that was lost 0-4.

This is expected to be a close game, with Saint-Étienne perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Saint-Étienne as a small favourite), we find nine games. Saint-Étienne has won two of these, drawn five and lost two.

The goals haven't exactly been flowing for Saint-Étienne here at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in the league, with less than one goal per game on average (14 from 15 games). With more than 1,5 conceded goals on average, the Saint-Étienne defense is not exactly impregnable. 25 goals conceded from 15 games. You can find more goal stats on the Statistics tab above.

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Bordeaux form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their Ligue 1 travels is 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 defeats.

This game can not go any worse than the last one, a Ligue 1 home defeat versus Strasbourg with 2-3 on the scoreboard. A 1-3 defeat away at Montpellier before that.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found 16 similar matches played by Bordeaux in our archives, and the results are: six wins for Bordeaux, four draws and six defeats.

Bordeaux have scored 19 goals on their travels this season, from 15 away games in the league. In the opposite end, Bordeaux have conceded 23 goals in their away games.

Head 2 Head

This is not the first time this season these parties meet, as the history books show this recent fixture: Bordeaux - Saint-Étienne 1-2. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: three - two - five (Saint-Étienne wins - draws - Bordeaux wins). As for goals, eight matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), two had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

BordeauxU. Hwang
U. Hwang
10 goals
Saint-ÉtienneD. Bouanga
D. Bouanga
6 goals
Saint-ÉtienneR. Hamouma
R. Hamouma
4 goals

Saint-Étienne missing players

Bordeaux missing players

Saint-Étienne Bordeaux
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
31 15 3 Played P 3 15 31
9 3 1 Won W 1 5 10
9 6 2 Drew D 0 2 6
13 6 0 Lost L 2 8 15
32 14 5 Scored S 4 19 34
46 25 3 Conceded C 5 23 41
94% 93% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 93% 84%
77% 80% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 87% 74%
42% 40% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 67% 58%
29% 33% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 33% 23%
10% 13% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 3%
45% 47% 67% BTTS BTTS 67% 53% 45%
32% 27% 33% Clean Sheets C S 0% 33% 39%
29% 33% 0% Failed to Score F T 33% 20% 32%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.1 2.1 2.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.3 2.1 1.9
2 0 0 Red cards R C 1 2 3
 
10.4 10.3 13.3 Shots (avg) S ( 9 9.3 10.5
3.3 3.5 5.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4 3.7 3.5
31% 27% 31% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 34% 31%
Key stats in Ligue 1 this season:
  • Bordeaux have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Bordeaux have the fewest points from losing position (1) in Ligue 1

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Lille 31 19 9 3 51 19 16 9 5 2 25 10 15 10 4 1 26 9 32 66
2 PSG 31 20 3 8 67 22 16 10 1 5 35 11 15 10 2 3 32 11 45 63
3 Monaco 31 19 5 7 64 38 16 10 5 1 36 17 15 9 0 6 28 21 26 62
4 Olympique Lyonnais 31 17 10 4 60 31 15 9 3 3 31 16 16 8 7 1 29 15 29 61
5 Lens 31 13 10 8 47 43 15 5 6 4 22 21 16 8 4 4 25 22 4 49
6 Olympique Marseille 31 13 9 9 40 36 16 8 4 4 25 18 15 5 5 5 15 18 4 48
7 Rennes 31 12 9 10 39 35 15 6 3 6 17 19 16 6 6 4 22 16 4 45
8 Montpellier 31 12 9 10 49 50 16 7 2 7 30 30 15 5 7 3 19 20 -1 45
9 Metz 31 11 9 11 36 36 15 5 4 6 17 17 16 6 5 5 19 19 0 42
10 Nice 31 12 6 13 41 42 15 5 2 8 19 25 16 7 4 5 22 17 -1 42
11 Angers SCO 31 11 8 12 34 44 15 5 3 7 16 21 16 6 5 5 18 23 -10 41
12 Reims 31 9 12 10 38 38 15 4 7 4 14 15 16 5 5 6 24 23 0 39
13 Strasbourg 31 10 6 15 40 46 15 4 4 7 16 19 16 6 2 8 24 27 -6 36
14 Bordeaux 31 10 6 15 34 41 16 5 4 7 15 18 15 5 2 8 19 23 -7 36
15 Saint-Étienne 31 9 9 13 32 46 15 3 6 6 14 25 16 6 3 7 18 21 -14 36
16 Brest 31 10 5 16 43 54 15 8 2 5 29 25 16 2 3 11 14 29 -11 35
17 Lorient 31 8 8 15 37 54 16 7 2 7 23 27 15 1 6 8 14 27 -17 32
18 Nîmes 31 8 5 18 30 58 16 3 3 10 17 31 15 5 2 8 13 27 -28 29
19 Nantes 31 5 13 13 32 48 16 2 8 6 16 25 15 3 5 7 16 23 -16 28
20 Dijon 31 2 9 20 20 53 16 0 6 10 5 22 15 2 3 10 15 31 -33 15

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Read more about Ligue 1

Ligue 1 is the top league in the French football league system. Seasons run from August to May with 20 teams playing a total of 380 fixtures. The team topping the league table after the final game is the champion of France, receiving the trophy L’Hexagoal. Ligue 1 is one of the top five European leagues.