The Greens ran out 1-0 winners when these sides last met here in February 2021. They are also the form side coming into this match with over three times as many points over the last five league matches as Metz.
Therefore, 101 Great Goals' prediction for this match is AS Saint-Etienne 1-0 FC Metz and is available at odds of 6.5/1.
Alternatively, you can bet on any Saint-Etienne win at 1.95/1 against Les Grenats at home on Sunday.
Or, back any away win for Metz at 4.33/1 here at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
You can find odds of 3.1/1 for any draw between Saint-Etienne and Metz on Sunday.
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The Greens welcome FC Metz to the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Sunday for this Ligue 1 match. The sides shared the points when they met earlier in the season. They played out a 1-1 draw in the Stade Saint-Symphorien back in October.
This fixture pits two teams against each other in a relegation six-pointer, featuring the sides in 19th and 18th in the table. The loser of the match will end this weekend’s matches in the bottom two while the victor will likely have a three-point buffer between them and the sides facing the drop.
AS Saint-Etienne come into the match on a run of two home league games undefeated. They have picked up ten points from a maximum of 18 from their last six Ligue 1 matches.
Sainté lost their last league match away to Paris Saint Germain. Expected goals of 2.8 to 0.6 in favour of Paris Saint Germain indicates perhaps it was a fair result. Denis Bouanga’s opening goal in the 15th minute proved to be a mere consolation goal in the end. Bouanga now has four league goals this season for Saint-Etienne and is the 2.5/1 favourite to get on the scoresheet again here. The final score of the match was 3-1.
Their opponent on Sunday, FC Metz, come into the match on a run of five league games without a win and have also failed to score in each of their last two. They have picked up six points from a maximum of 18 from their last six Ligue 1 matches.
The Maroons’ last league match, at home to FC Nantes, ended in a dull 0-0 draw. Expected goals of 0.6 to 0.3 in favour of Nantes indicates both teams probably deserved only a point.
The Les Grenats fans will be particularly disappointed with the attacking performance with their side failing to register a shot on target nor any big chances in the match.
Metz have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three away league matches and are 4/1 to shut out AS Saint-Etienne here.
AS Saint-Etienne vs FC Metz: Previous Ligue 1 Meetings
51 in Total:- 24 AS Saint-Etienne wins, 13 FC Metz wins, 14 draws.
AS Saint-Etienne team news
Enzo Crivelli (Groin Injury), Romain Hamouma (Wrist Injury), and Saïdou Sow (Sprained Ankle) will be unavailable for The Greens due to injury on Sunday.
They may look to make a few unforced changes to the side who lost against Paris Saint Germain in their last league match.
FC Metz team news
The red card shown to Vincent Pajot in their last league match against Nantes means Metz will now be without him for today's match.
Injuries will rule out Manuel Cabit (Traffic Accident) and Matthieu Udol (Cruciate Ligament) for the trip to the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
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