Ligue 1 – Season Continues – Saint-Étienne v Lille on Match-day 3

Saint-Étienne vs. Lille

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This Saturday sees ASSE go head to head with Lille at the Stade Geoffroy Guichard – Kick-off 9:00pm GMT.

It’s a trip to the Stade Geoffroy Guichard for eighth placed ASSE on Saturday, as they take on eighteenth placed Lille.

Saint-Étienne have two points to their name, going into this tie

Having dropped a total of four points in their past two games, Claude Puel won’t be devastated by those results, but will be eager to secure a consistent run of form.

With two points, they currently sit eighth in the League drawn two fixtures.

ASSE have drawn one game of their one League matches at home this season.

A win in this fixture would take Saint-Étienne’s points to 5 in the League.

Good Attacking Performance

ASSE have a good scoring record this season, with three netted so far (2 from open play and one penalty). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Wahbi Khazri (2), Denis Bouanga (1), and Stefan Bajic. ASSE have shown a poor defensive display so far, having conceded three goals in their previous games.

Injury and illness have depleted Claude Puel’s ASSE and they will likely be missing three key personnel for Saturday’s match.

Lille have one point to their name, going into this tie

Lille need a positive result from this game, if they are to move their season forward. Their last match resulted in a loss to Nice, before that they drew away to FC Metz, 3-3.

Lille have a huge task to over-turn their opponents in this game, having already lost one game this season. With one point, they currently sit eighteenth in the League drawn one game and lost one game.

Lille will travel to ASSE with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with one darts.

Winning this fixture will see Lille on 4 points.

Good Attacking Performance

Lille have a good scoring record this season, with three netted so far. This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Botman Sven (1), Jonathan Ikone (1), and Burak Yilmaz (1). Lille have shown a very poor defensive solidity, having conceded seven goals in their previous matches.

Lille are likely to be missing three of their key players when they start Saturday’s game, due to injury and illness.

Saint-Étienne v Lille – Head-to-Head.

Historically, it is a fixture that has seen a win for Lille who’ve recorded 21 wins and 15 draws. Also, the Stade Geoffroy Guichard has proven to be something of a fortress for ASSE, where they have won all last two matches. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was May 2021 and the score line ended up with a 0-0 draw.

Lille to win – probability is 40.82 percent.

Players to watch

For ASSE, Wahbi Khazri scored
two goals in 2 League matches this campaign, while Botman Sven contributed with
one goal in 2 League games this season for Lille.