Guingamp – St Etienne TIPS from insiders (20.12.2017)

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Guingamp and Saint-Étienne meet at Stade du Roudourou, in a match for the 19th round of League 1. The record of direct confrontations at this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 4 matches won 2, drew 1 and lost 1. Indeed, the last time these teams met at this stadium was on 04-24-2017, in a match for the League 1 that ended with the victory of Saint-Étienne by (0-2). V. Pajot (61 ‘) and R. Hamouma (86’) scored the match goals for Saint-Étienne. Attention to the house factor, since the Guingamp usually conquer different results at home and abroad.

Guingamp:

The home team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 23 points won, after 6 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Dijon FCO, by (4-0). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Caen, by (0-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 1 draw and 12 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. For the championship, Guingamp won 16 points out of 27 possible, after 4 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss in the last 9 home matches.

For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 8 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (5 out of 9 matches). In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 7 of the last 9 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 18 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 9 times and only managed 1 comeback. In the last 11 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 3 of their 8 goals between minutes (16′-30 ‘).

The Guingamp enters this day after a stranger draw, to zero, in the visit to Caen. The home club usually acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, favoring a more balanced style of play, attacking through the central corridor. The Guingamp is a team that likes to play at home, with the aim of trying to surprise their opponent through the counterattack. When it invests in the offensive process, it usually does it through the right flank, with the purpose of taking advantage of the depth offered by the lateral Martins-Pereira. For this game the local coach must have all the players at his disposal.

Saint-Étienne:

After 5 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses, the away team is currently in the 16 th position of the league, with 20 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Olympique Marseille, by (3-0). In the last match, they lost in a home match against AS Monaco, by (0-4). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 3 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. For the league, Saint-Étienne won 7 points out of 24 possible points, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses in the last 8 away matches.

For this competition, they have not won any of the last 5 away matches. In their home matches there are a few frequent results: at half-time 1-0 (3 out of 8 matches) and 0-0 (3 out of 8 matches) and after the match 3-0 (3 out of 8 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 18 matches in this tournament, they have conceded the first goal 10 times and have only won 1 result.

Saint-Étienne enters this unmotivated match, after a heavy defeat at home, by 0-4, at the Monaco reception. The foreign team must act with the same tactical system of the rival, being that it must adopt a more defensive posture, with the objective of trying not to suffer the first goal. The player responsible for putting sense of the opponent’s defense is the French Diony, being that his best quality is the air game. The foreign coach should not be able to count on Hamouma, because he is injured.

Insider TIP: Guingamp to win – 2.00

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