St.Etienne gained only one point in alst three rounds, but last defeat and draw arrived far from home, the home defeat against third on tabel Lyon only in last minutes of match.
Hosts can enter in European zone today with a positive result and at home remain the third best team with the seocnd home defense ( as various other teams 8-2-1 22/9). Key players topscorer Kazhri ( 12g) and M'Vila ( midf. 22) return after suspension so they are fresh having not played in weekend, Hanouma (midf.8+7 2g) banned is the only absence also if Selnaes ( midf.19+1) left the team last week.
Strasbourg suffered first defeat after four wins ( and they played and won both national cups matches in last midweeks, too.
Today various problems for them with Lala ( key def. 21), Caci ( def. 17), Carole ( def. 11+3), Martin ( midf.20 3g), Lienard ( midf. 10+5) all out, with the first two new missings, also if there are no players out for many months in this list.
Strasbourg has good away stats ( 4-4-3 20/14) and only two points less then the opponent on general table; but in last nine rounds only in two home wins gained a clean sheet, defense is surely weakened by the miss of two key players and second scorer Thomasson ( midf. 5g) is called but seems not 100% fit.
With some problems and St. Etienen at home and that recover two key players Strasbourg shouldn't gain points here.
Saint Etienne vs Strasbourg betting tips
Saint Etienne (Stake: 7)Odds: 1.93 at Pinnacle
Result: 2-1 WON (+6.51 units)