Paris SG – St Etienne SOCCER PICKS
PSG and Saint-Étienne meet at Parc des Princes, in a match for the 5th round of League 1. The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 8 matches won 6 and tied 2. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium, on 08-25-2017, for the League 1, PSG won by (3-0). E. Cavani (20 ‘and 89’) and T. Motta (51 ‘) scored the PSG goals. Saint-Étienne presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team is currently in the 1 st position, with 12 points won, after 4 wins. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Angers, by (3-1). In the last match, they won in an away match against Nîmes, by (2-4). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches he has 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, PSG won 7, tied 1 and lost 2.
For this competition, it records a sequence of 4 victories in its last matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 44 of the last 59 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals.
Paris Saint-Germain is a club that has conquered Ligue 1 (French Championship) seven times in its history, being the most recent title conquered in 2017/18. In the last season, the team made an excellent campaign in the French championship, had only three defeats in 38 games and conquered the title with ease. In this new season, Paris Saint-Germain is making a good start, won in the first four days and is again in the leadership of the championship. In the last five games that PSG played in their stadium, if you take into account only the French championship, they scored more than 2.5 goals in four. We believe that in this match this pattern will be repeated, since PSG has a very strong attack and usually makes great goals when it plays against its fans.
After 1 win and 3 draws, the away team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 6 points won. In the penultimate match, they tied in a match against Montpellier, by (0-0). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Amiens SC, by (0-0). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss in away matches, with 22 goals scored and 6 conceded; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 17 conceded. In the last 10 away matches Saint-Étienne has won 6, tied 3 and lost 1. In away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 34 of the last 54 matches have ended of 3 goals.
Saint Étienne is a club that was already ten times champion of Ligue 1, but the last of those titles was conquered in 1980/81. In addition, the club has already won six French Cups, one League Cup, five Super Cups of France, among other titles. In the 2017/18 season of Ligue 1 Saint Etienne finished in seventh place. Now, in this new season of 2018/19, at the end of four days, Saint Étienne is in the ninth position, after a victory in the debut and three consecutive draws, the last two by 0-0. On this day Saint Etienne visits PSG, current French champion and has a staff full of stars, however, the PSG must save some players and so the game should be more balanced, expecting a goal encounter.