Angers and Saint-Étienne meet at Stade Jean Bouin, in a match for the 38 th round of the Liga 1. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 04-11-2018, Saint-Étienne won at home by (4-3). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 17-02-2018, for the League 1, which ended with the victory of Saint-Étienne by (0-1). The only goal of the match was scored by R. Berič (79 ‘).
The home team is currently in the 13 th position of the league, with 45 points won, after 10 wins, 15 draws and 12 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against PSG, by (1-2). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Lille, by (5-0). For the league, Angers won 14 points out of 30 possible points, after 3 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (8 out of 18 matches). The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 37 matches in this competition, they only won 1 comeback in the 17 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
The Angers arrives at this unmotivated day, after a foreign defeat, by 5-0, in the displacement to the arena of Lille. The home club usually acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, favoring a more offensive style of play, attacking through the side runners. The Angers is a team that likes to play in their own midfield, with the aim of trying to surprise their opponents through the counterattack. When it invests in the offensive process, it usually does so through the right flank, in order to take advantage of the depth offered by the lateral Manceau. Coach Stéphane Moulin should not be able to count on Mangani, Cristian López, Andreu and N’Doye, for being injured.
The away team is currently in the 4 th position of the league, with 65 points won, after 19 wins, 8 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Montpellier, by (0-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Nice, by (3-0). For the league, Saint-Étienne won 18 points out of 30 possible points, after 5 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in the last 10 home matches. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 37 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 14 times, but got the comeback in 5.
Saint-Étienne enter this motivated match, after a home win, 3-0, in the reception at Nice: Hamouma and Beric scored the goals of the victory. The foreign team must act in a tactical system in 4-3-3, with a more defensive posture, with the aim of not trying to suffer the first goal. The responsible for putting the defenses of the rivals in the right direction is the Slovenian Beric, since his best quality is the aerial game. The foreign trainer should not be able to count on Diony, Subotic, Gabriel Silva and Monnet-Paquet, for being injured.