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Prediction: Saint-Etienne vs Reims – preview and betting tips

Foot Predictions shows the Ligue 1 clash on Saturday between Saint-Etienne and Reims, including hunches, preview and possible lineups.

ONE Saint-Etienne side with the goal of winning their third Ligue 1 game at the trot receives a Reims side desperate to end a three-game run without a win for Stade Geoffroy-Guichard at lunchtime on Saturday.

The hosts’ resurgence continued last weekend with an impressive 2-0 win over Rennes, while Reims kept Lens 1-1.

Match analysis

Saint-Etienne still has a long way to go as he struggles out of danger, but the signs are increasingly positive for Claude Puel after a great start in February.

A loss in the Coupe de France to Sochaux was the only spot on the scene for the 59-year-old, who witnessed his team score 10 points in the last 12 offers in the first division – scoring five times and suffering only once in that impressive streak.

Denis Bouanga and Arnaud Nordin achieved the goals that led Saint-Etienne to victory over an adverse Rennes team last Sunday, and that result means that the Verts, 15th place, are now 11 points ahead of the automatic relegation zone and seven above Nantes, 18th place , so there is no reason for the hosts to look over their shoulder amid the revival.

The only team out of the top four to have won three of their last four Ligue 1 matches, Saint-Etienne is starting to look more like the team that reached the top in the first weeks of the season, but is still in a precarious position and you can’t afford to take your foot off the gas, especially as they face a Lorient getting better next weekend.

A 1-0 home win for Metz on 7 February was their first home win since 12 September, although they have lost just one of their last seven games at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard and can overcome a failed Reims if they win a match. this weekend.

Boulaye Day pictured for Reims in August 2020

Boulaye Diathe shape of Reims has fallen in recent weeks and, with it, Reims’. The 24-year-old still boasts an impressive total of 12 in the season, but now he has not scored goals in six Ligue 1 matches, and his team’s fortunes have been harmed in the midst of his barren period.

Dia scored twice in the Coupe de France defeat by Valenciennes in early February, but has only managed to score once in the last three Ligue 1 matches, and wins over Brest and Strasbourg last month were just a goal for nothing .

However, David GuionMen have every right to be proud of their performance against the Lens surprise package in their latest presentation, as Arber Zenelithe Reims header put ahead before Florian Sotoca parity restored to Sang et Or, who also saw Gael Kakuta blaze a penalty on the bar.

13th place Rouges et Blances simply need to make the Day shoot all cylinders again if they want to contain the fall as quickly as possible, and their form away from home has been inconsistent to say the least, as Guion’s men have won just two of their last eight on the road in Ligue 1.

Reims scored just two goals in their last 450 minutes of first-rate football, so it’s certainly not a disgrace for Guion, but now they’re traveling to a Saint-Etienne team that hasn’t beaten away from home since 1959 – a series of 19 games without a win – although they won 3-1 in the reverse game in January.

Saint-Etienne Connect 1 form: LLWDWW
Forma Saint-Etienne (all competitions): LWDWLW

Reims Ligue 1 form: LWWDLD
Reims form (all competitions): WWDLLD

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Reims manager David Guion, photographed in October 2020

Saint-Etienne striker Romain Hamouma he would have been forced to lose this game due to an accumulation of yellow cards, but the Frenchman is out with a hamstring injury anyway.

Alpha Sissoko and Panagiotis Retsos they also remain off the pitch due to knee and thigh problems, respectively, but it would be a surprise to see Puel making many changes to the team that beat Rennes.

However, Nordin may return to the fold after his goal against Les Rouge et Noir, while Zaydou Youssouf is pushing for a midfield recall.

Visitors will have to reorganize their midifeld as Xavier Chavalerin is banned for this game, which must see Valon Berisha delegate to the engine room.

Reims suffered a major blow before the Lens game as Yunis Abdelhamid was excluded due to a hamstring problem and it remains to be seen whether the visiting captain will recover in time for Saturday.

Marshall Munetsi can continue to represent in defense if Abdelhamid doesn’t get the green light to line up, but Dario Maresic is waiting in the wings for a chance to shine.

Possible initial line-up for Saint-Etienne:
Moulin; Debuchy, Moukoudi, Cisse, Trauco; Nordin, Youssouf, Aouchiche, Camara, Bouanga; Khazri

Possible initial lineup for Reims:
Rajkovic; Foket, Faes, Munetsi, Konan; Cassama; Zeneli, Cafaro, Berisha, Mbuku; Day

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Probability: Saint-Etienne 1-0 Reims

The faster Dia finds his boots again, the quicker Reims will return to winning ways, but a well-trained Saint-Etienne defense will feel confident in prolonging his goal drought. The visitors do not concede many goals either, but with the prospect of their experienced captain losing again, we hope that Saint-Etienne will continue their excellent form with a third victory in recovery.

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