St Etienne (@1.9) vs Amiens (@4.6)
28-10-2019

Our Prediction:

St Etienne will win

St Etienne – Amiens Match Prediction | 28-10-2019 12:00

It has to be noted that Saint-Etienne are undefeated in previous five meetings with Amiens in the national championship. The Unicorns, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs in the 2019/2020 Ligue 1 season and, as a result, they occupy 13th position in the standings. Anyhow, les Verts have found their best form of late and we predict that they are going to give fans yet another reason for celebration.

Losing to Marseille mid-February left Amiens too close to the bottom of the table. With these nine points out of possible fifteen, they moved up to 17th in the table, level on points with Monaco and probably safe from relegation. However, since then they are unbeaten, recording two wins and three draws, including the two goalless draws against Angers and Bordeaux in the last two rounds.

For a team in their position their defence has drastically improved as of late with them keeping four clean sheets in their last seven games despite keeping none in the five previous. Amiens have picked up some solid form recently with just one loss in their last seven games strengthening their 17th position. This has been a big help for them in terms of getting points as their attack hasnt exactly been the most potent. They sit just above the relegation zone but have a seven point gap over Caen, one they will be looking to extend with a win here.

Moussa Konat has been their top scorer with just five goals, quite the dip in form compared to his 13 goal season last year. They failed to hit the back of the net in their last two games against 11th and 13th placed Angers (0-0) and Bordeaux (0-0) and have scored 24 goals in 30 league games this season.

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Their last game ended in a draw a 0-0 one against Bordeaux but it has been encouraging that the side are not used to losing of late. The problem is that they have been drawing a lot and three of thiose matches have ended that way. The club come into this game in good form and are unbeaten in their last 5 games.

Amiens should be looking to exploit this. They have kept just two clean sheets in their last twelve matches and their last five clean sheets have all been against some pretty poor opponents with four coming against members of the bottom three and the other one coming against amateur side Olympique Strasbourg. The Nmes victory was a crucial one as they conceded in just the 2nd minute before fighting back to win. That being said, they do have some real defensive issues that need to be addressed.

They have some problems with injuries, as Diousse, Fofana, Gabriel, and Saliba will not dress up for this game. This game will be a perfect one to turn their start of the season around in front of their home supporters. St Etienne has won 3 of their last 4 games played. Their wins came in the last two rounds against Lyon and Bordeaux. Last time against Bordeaux they had fewer on ball possession, with more goal shots and managed to win in the end. They had a few good shots on target and will probably wait for their chances from the counter-attack in this game, with Amienss defense being a slow one. The important thing is to say that only 2 of those games had more than 3.5 goals so we could expect something similar here.

They failed to hit the back of the net in their last two games against 11th and 13th placed Angers (0-0) and Bordeaux (0-0) and have scored 24 goals in 30 league games this season. Moussa Konat has been their top scorer with just five goals, quite the dip in form compared to his 13 goal season last year.

They have kept just two clean sheets in their last twelve matches and their last five clean sheets have all been against some pretty poor opponents with four coming against members of the bottom three and the other one coming against amateur side Olympique Strasbourg. The Nmes victory was a crucial one as they conceded in just the 2nd minute before fighting back to win. That being said, they do have some real defensive issues that need to be addressed. Amiens should be looking to exploit this.

St Etienne vs Amiens Odds

Neither side has been in tremendous attacking form recently with tienne scoring just three goals in their last five games, if you exclude the average outlier 5-0 thrashing of Caen. Amiens have won three and drawn one of their last four home matches and were backing them to get another positive result with a 0-0 draw here. Amiens are also one of the worst attacking sides in the league but we think their tremendous defence will bring them some spoils here. Again apart from the Caen victory, tienne have scored just three goals in their last five away games, a poor record for a team sitting 4th.

St Etienne did not start this season in a good way as they only have 14 points from 10 games played and they are currently in the relegation zone. We dont usually see many goals being scored in their duels. They 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. 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. Last time these two teams faced each other the game ended in a draw 2:2. By looking at all of this, combining St Etiennes poor form and Amienss squad quality I can see this being a draw like their last 3 games were. Both teams are looking to secure as good as possible result, hoping to achieve as high finish as possible in their domestic league. In fact, we saw both teams scoring only twice in their previous 5 matches.

It has to be noted that Saint-Etienne are undefeated in previous five meetings with Amiens in the national championship. Anyhow, les Verts have found their best form of late and we predict that they are going to give fans yet another reason for celebration. The Unicorns, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs in the 2019/2020 Ligue 1 season and, as a result, they occupy 13th position in the standings.