Angers SCO v Saint-Étienne: Ligue 1 Action on Match-day 20

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Sunday Ligue 1 action from the Stade Raymond Kopa, as Angers take on ASSE.

ASSE currently sit in twentieth place as they travel to eleventh placed Angers.

Angers SCO’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 25 points this season

If Angers’s season is to maintain on track, they must put their recent poor form to an end in this game. In their last two outings, they lost 4-1 at Montpellier and 0-1 at Clermont Foot.

Also, with an unfortunate Angers that has not managed to win in their last League so far, Gerald Baticle’s men form is worryingly poor. Le SCO should solve their trend if they don’t want to occupy the lasts places in the League Table. Their position is eleventh in the League and they have 25 points, that is, 6W, 6L and 7D having won six matches, drawn seven fixtures, and lost six fixtures.

Playing at home, Angers have won four matches, drawn one game, and lost four meetings.

Winning this fixture will see Angers SCO on 28 points.

Gerald Baticle will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of three of his Angers players.

Nervous Saint-Étienne take relegation battle to the Stade Raymond Kopa to face Angers SCO

Pascal Dupraz will not wish to see his side lose three matches in a row, so they will doubtless go into this match, determined to change their recent, disappointing run of form.

Also, ASSE may not want to consider the prospect of relegation this season, but they are going to have to change their ways if they are to avoid it. Pascal Dupraz’s squad have lost 11 of 16 games. They currently stand twentieth in the League, with 12 points for a total of 2 wins, 11 losses and 6 draws having won two games, drawn six meetings, and lost 11 matches.

It must be a worrying prospect for ASSE to go back on the road, with a bud run of away performances under their belt this season. So far they have only secured one win, two draws, and six losses to the home team.

A victory for Saint-Étienne would put them on 15 points.

It is likely that four key players will miss Sunday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Pascal Dupraz and his ASSE team.

Angers SCO v Saint-Étienne – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the two teams have previously played each other 17 times with the tally being seven wins and eight draws for Angers. Additionally, in all 12 games, the local team has been unable to get a win. Their most recent encounter in this competition was October 2021 and the score line ended up with a 2-2 draw.

Performance Report

For Angers, Sofiane Boufal is a top performing player who has scored
five goals in 19 League matches this campaign, while Wahbi Khazri contributed with
seven goals in 19 League matches this season for ASSE.

Other players of note for Angers are Sofiane Boufal and Thomas Mangani with five goals each and for ASSE are Denis Bouanga and Saidou Sow with three goals and two goals respectively.

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