St Etienne vs. Lyon – Score prediction (06.10.2019)


St Etienne are winless in their last four Ligue 1 games against Lyon (D1 L3), after winning two of their previous three (L1). Lyon have picked up only nine points after eight games in Ligue 1 2019/20, their second lowest tally in the 21st century at this stage of the competition after 2010/11. St Etienne have won only once in their last seven Ligue 1 games (D2 L4) but it was in their most recent game against Nîmes (1-0). Lyon are winless in their last six Ligue 1 games (D3 L3), their longest drought in the top-flight since January-March 2018 (also six). They have not gone seven games without a win in Ligue 1 since March-May 1996. St Etienne are winless in their last three home Ligue 1 games (D2 L1), their longest drought in the top-flight since October-December 2017.

Match Info.

Competition: FRANCE Ligue 1 – Round 9
Kick off: 06.10.2019, 19:00 UTC.
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (Saint-Étienne).
Referee: Turpin C. (Fra).

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Teams Comparison.

St Étienne have endured a disappointing start to their Ligue 1 (L1) campaign, despite winning last weekend (W2, D2, L4), and are now seven points short of their eight-game record from 2018/19. Entering this round, only three clubs have scored less goals, and just one team has conceded more. The hosts are also on a three-game winless L1 home run, but they’ve not gone four without victory since December 2017. The last four occasions that St Etienne failed to score in a home league clash, such as in the previous game here, they lost 1-0. Furthermore, they’ve failed to win on the five occasions that they’ve conceded first this season (D2, L3).

Lyon have had a poor start to their league campaign (W2, D3, L3), but enter this match on a high following an excellent away win over RB Leipzig in the Champions League. Correcting league matters is now a priority, as they’re winless in six L1 fixtures; all without a clean sheet. Three of Lyon’s four away league clashes so far have finished with over 2.5 goals, with five of the seven away goals they’ve scored arriving before half-time. Lyon actually have a very strong first-half record so far (HT: W4, D3, L1), and are unbeaten in the four games that they scored the opener (W2, D2).

Quick Facts.

  • Lyon’s Moussa Dembélé is the league’s joint top-scorer after six games with six goals. Three came in wins, and three in draws.
  • Robert Berič has scored in six of St Étienne’s last eight home league victories, netting the opener in four.
  • Lyon are unbeaten in seven of the last nine H2Hs, and have won their last two visits to the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
  • St Étienne have conceded all four home league goals this season in the first half.
  • Lyon have scored at least twice in six of their previous seven L1 away matches.
  • Pre-match League Table.

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