Match Preview: St Etienne 1-1 Bordeaux Predictions and Betting Tips, Ligue 1

Tips & Predictions For Today, March 8, 2020.

League: FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 28
Match: 15:00 St Etienne – Bordeaux
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.46
Bookmaker: Unibet
Match Result: 1:1 WON!!!

Match Preview

  • St Étienne come into this game having won just one of their last 11 Ligue 1 (L1) fixtures (D1, L9), while conceding an average of 2.18 goals per fixture across that period. Significantly, ‘Les Verts’ conceded first in the opening half hour in eight of those nine losses.
  • Here, St Étienne will be hoping to put an end to a run of 13 consecutive top-flight fixtures without a single clean sheet. Once again, they may want to keep it tight in the opening 30 minutes, as 41.18% of the home league goals they’ve conceded so far arrived during this period.
  • Girondins de Bordeaux have enjoyed a balanced L1 away campaign so far (W5, D4, L5), and are often quick out of the blocks, scoring 40% of their away league goals in the opening half hour. Unsurprisingly then, ‘Les Girondins’ have scored the opening goals in 57.14% of their road trips this L1 campaign.
  • However, each of Bordeaux’s last seven away league fixtures have witnessed one goal from the 80th minute onwards. That’s also been the case in three of the last four L1 H2Hs held here, so this fixture could produce action from start to finish.
  • Players to watch: Denis Bouanga has been St Etienne’s first goalscorer in each of the last five competitive games where he has found the net. Meanwhile, Ui-jo Hwang (BOR) has netted each of his six league goals so far this season before the 61st minute.
  • Stat attack: St Étienne have won just 22.22% of their home league games entered as favourites so far this campaign (W2, D5, L2).
  • A league high 71.43% of Bordeaux’s L1 away games this season featured both teams scoring.
  • Home teams have won 69.20% of the 2019/20 L1 matches refereed by Thomas Leonard – a league high.