The cup has its own laws. This applies not only in Germany, but also in all other countries. The best example of this was last in the French Cup. There is Epinal, a fourth division club in the quarter-finals of the “Coupe de France” and is not even alone. In the last cup round there was a sensational home win over Lille. Now the blue-yellow have licked blood and are targeting the next surprise.
Epinal vs St. Etienne Free Betting Tips
With AS Saint-Etienne, SAS Epinal meets the French record champions. As expected, the fourth division is the clear outsider among bookmakers. Which betting providers at Epinal vs. St. Etienne offer the best odds for a surprising home win of the fourth division club can also be found in our betting odds comparison.
On Thursday evening, however, we find only few arguments for an outsider bet. In the fourth division, the blue and yellow from Epinal are currently beating around in the middle of the table. A promotion to the third division can be ruled out this year, especially since the gap to leaders Sedan is already 23 points.
The home win over Lille was therefore all the more surprising. Despite a gap in the meantime, the fourth division fought back and bought the ticket for the quarter-finals of the “Coupe de France”. But here is probably the final destination for Epinal.
Epinal – Statistics & current form
With Lille, SAS Epinal eliminated a top Ligue 1 club from the “Coupe de France”. The blue-yellow fought back after a short delay and missed a memo for the Champions League participant. A double strike by Jean-Philippe Krasse gave the fourth division side the quarter-final ticket in the French Cup.
In the fourth French league, things are not going well for SAS Epinal at the moment. The blue and yellow rank seventh in the table and have no chance of advancement. Rather, it is currently a matter of avoiding the super meltdown in the form of a descent. If Epinal loses the next league game against Mulhouse, the point cushion shrinks to the red zone.
In National 2, Group A, Epinal has not won four times in a row. The cup coup against Lille was therefore all the more surprising. In the last two home games there was a draw and a home defeat for the Blau-Gelben. Cross-competition, the loss to Bobigny (0-2) was only the second home defeat this season.
To survive the quarter-finals against the French record champions, Epinal is likely to prefer a defensive game again. Quite possible that the blue-yellow succeeded with a quick counterattack a goal. If the fourth division team even wins against the French record champions, high odds for Tip 1 can be won at Epinal against St. Etienne.
Probable lineup of Epinal:
↪ Idir – Luvualu, Borodine, Gace, Sangare, Leonard – Makengo, Colin, Tape – Krasso, Biron
Last Epinal games: ⚪ 🔴 🟢 🔴 🟢
⚽️ 02/08/2020 – SAS Épinal vs. Reims II 1: 1 (National 2)
⚽️ 02/01/2020 – SAS Épinal vs. Bobigny 0-2 (National 2)
⚽️ 01/29/2020 – SAS Épinal vs. Lille OSC 2-1 (Coupe de France)
⚽️ 01/25/2020 – Iris Club de Croix vs. SAS Épinal 2: 1 (National 2)
⚽️ 01/18/2020 – SAS Épinal vs. Saint-Pierroise 1-0 (Coupe de France)
St. Etienne – Statistics & current form
The French record champion finds no way out of the form crisis. After three losses in a row, “Les Verts” even slipped into the lower third of the table. As the table in Ligue 1 shows, “ASSE” separates only four points from a relegation zone. A change of coach is probably only a matter of time given the ongoing negative trend.
St. Etienne will travel to Brest this weekend to meet one of Ligue 1’s strongest home teams, but before the league match, “Les Verts” will have to overcome the cup hurdle. It should be clear after the latest cup round that the fourth division team should not be underestimated.
Most likely, Claude Puel will not rotate during the cup game. In the round of 16 of the “Coupe de France” St. Etienne eliminated the Monegasque. With 1: 0 “ASSE” prevailed as an underdog in Monaco. “Les Verts” are now favorites, which is mainly due to the enormous difference in quality between the two teams.
It cannot be assumed that “ASSE” will take the fourth division team lightly. Therefore, despite the form crisis of the French record champions, we expect a sovereign success away from home. At Epinal against St. Etienne, the highest odds are 1.44 for tip 2.
Probable lineup of St. Etienne:
↪ Ruffier – Perrin, Fofana, Saliba – Trauco, Cabaye, Aholou, Macon – Bouanga, Diony, Boudebouz
Last games from St. Etienne: 🔴 🔴 🔴 🟢 🟢
⚽️ 02/09/2020 – Montpellier vs. AS St. Étienne 1-0 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 05.02.2020 – AS St. Étienne vs. Marseille 0-2 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 02.02.2020 – Metz vs. AS St. Étienne 3: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 01/28/2020 – AS Monaco vs. AS St. Étienne 0: 1 (Coupe de France)
⚽️ 01/25/2020 – AS St. Étienne vs. Olympique Nimes 2-1 (Ligue 1)
Epinal vs. St. Etienne Direct comparison
For the fourth time, the two clubs will face each other in a competitive game. The last match between Epinal and St. Etienne was almost 23 years ago. Therefore, the direct comparison with a balance of 1-1-1 will have little meaning in this case.
Epinal vs St. Etienne Free Betting Tips Provided by Insider Tipsters
The quarter-finals from SAS Epinal can be considered a huge success. In the quarter-finals, the next difficult hurdle is with the French record champions.
“Les Verts” travel to Nancy in a very bad shape, but they are still a big favorite with bookmakers. In the previous round, “ASSE” already eliminated AS Monaco from the French Cup.
Key Facts – Epinal vs St. Etienne tips
🔹 Epinal will not host the home game against St. Etienne in their own stadium.
🔹 Epinal eliminated Lille in the previous round.
🔹 Most recently, Epinal was victorious at home twice in a row.
SAS Epinal will not host the home game against AS Saint-Etienne in their own stadium. So it will be an away game for both teams. We think this time the difference in quality between the fourth and first division will be noticeable. At Epinal vs. St. Etienne, our tip for lucrative betting odds is “HT / FT: 2/2”, for which we choose to use six units.
Competition: Coupe de France
Date: Feb 13, 2020
Insider Tips: 2/2 HT/FT
Stake: 6/10 units