Match Preview: St Etienne 2-1 Strasbourg (Ligue 1) on February 13, 2019 | Free Betting Tips

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February 13, 19:00
FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 23

St Etienne 2-1 Strasbourg

TIPS: Over 1.5 Goals | Odds: 1.36 | Result: 2:1 WIN!!!

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AS Saint-Étienne host RC Strasbourg in this rescheduled Ligue 1 (L1) clash, with ‘les Verts’ looking to maintain their good historical top-flight head-to-head home record against the visitors (W24, D15, L6).
The hosts were on a great run of five consecutive home league wins before losing 2-1 to historical rivals Lyon in their last home outing. However, scoring an average of two goals per home match, Jean-Louis Gasset’s St Étienne side have lost just two of their last 20 L1 fixtures on their own turf (W13, D5, L2), scoring at least two goals in 15 of those games!
The visitors travel here with just one loss in their last seven away L1 games (W3, D3, L1), while their 2-1 home loss against Angers last Saturday put an end to their promising run of four-straight wins in the league.
That said, Strasbourg arrive here after claiming only four wins in their last 21 away fixtures in L1 (W4, D6, L11), whilst the fact they have registered just two clean sheets in the process will be of concern to coach Thierry Laurey. Regardless, Strasbourg are the second-best away scorers in L1, averaging 1.82 goals per away game to date.
Players to watch: St Étienne striker Wahbi Khazri has 12 L1 goals, ten of which have been scored on home turf. He will face-off against Strasbourg top scorer Lebo Mothiba, who has scored eight goals in L1 so far.
Stat attack: St Étienne haven’t lost a L1 home game in which they scored at least two goals, since May 2012.
The hosts have won the three home league games in which they conceded the opening goal this term!
No less than 101 of Strasbourg’s 243 L1 goal attempts have been on target. That 41.6% hit rate is the joint-best ratio in L1.
The last ten L1 H2Hs overall show a fairly even record, with St Étienne claiming three wins to Strasbourg’s two (D5).

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