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Ligue 1
05/26/22 07:00 PM
Auxerre
Auxerre
1 - 1
Finished
45' : 0 - 1
Saint Etienne
Saint Etienne

Tip Auxerre - Saint Etienne

Prediction published on May 23, 2022 at 10:15 PM

Auxerre are charging for a place in Ligue 1 and after beating Sochaux on post-match penalties, they have the chance to square up against Saint-Etienne in a two-legged promotion/relegation playoff. Auxerre finished third in Ligue 2 and have shown great ambition in their push for a return to the topflight. They will be looking to give this a great start as they play the first leg at home, on the back of a nine-game unbeaten run. In those nine matches, they have six wins, and to book their ticket here, they saw off Sochaux on penalties after a 0-0 draw. That draw marked the first time Auxerre failed to score in 18 matches. At home, they are unbeaten in the last five matches, and have three clean sheets. In 19 home league games this season, Auxerre have suffered just four losses and this is a run that should give them confidence going into this game.

A 1-1 draw with Nantes on the final day of Ligue 1, coupled with Metz’s heavy loss to PSG meant Saint-Etienne survived automatic relegation. They will be looking to claw their way in here, but their recent run suggests they will be underdogs in this. In their final six league matches, Saint-Etienne managed just two points, in draws with Bordeaux and Nantes. They have just one win in the last 11 matches and have lost six of their last nine. Their scoring run is good though; in the last 10 games, Saint-Etienne have failed to score in just one, but they have no clean sheet in 10 matches. Four times in the last five matches, they have conceded two or more goals and away from home, they head to this game without a win in the last seven. They’ve lost four of those seven.

Key points Auxerre - Saint Etienne

key points iconAuxerre are unbeaten in their last nine matches.

key points iconSaint-Etienne have six losses in nine matches.

key points iconSaint-Etienne have failed to score once in the last 10 matches.

key points iconAuxerre have failed to score just once in 18 matches.

key points iconSaint-Etienne are winless in seven away matches.

Conclusion Auxerre - Saint Etienne

Saint-Etienne have been poor ahead of this game; six losses in nine matches is sure to affect their confidence going into this game. They face a side that has done well ahead of this game and has momentum. Auxerre will not be fazed by Saint-Etienne’s topflight status, but they should be worried about the visitors’ scoring run. With their recent run, we will go for Auxerre to win but both sides to score.

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