St. Etienne will face Lille at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, in Saint-Etienne, in French Ligue 1 28th Round. St. Etienne against Lille is always the match with big interest after their previous matches in French Ligue 1. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Saint Etienne played great football until the end of January. Now they stand at 5th position in Ligue 1. Although, if they continue to play at the same level, they will be dropped down at the table. 10 last matches were not so successful as predicted, as they lost 5 and once played a draw. They lost 2 home matches in last 3 games and those are first losings at home ground in Ligue 1. Moreover, they lost against French top clubs Lyon and Paris SG.
Wahbi Khazri is the leading goals scorer and main squad player in the attacking lineup. Tunisian players already scored 12 goals and made 2 assists in the highest French league. Kévin Monnet-Paquet is only one who will miss next match, and all the rest of the matches till the end of the season, as his return expected only in July.
This season S. Etienne on average is scoring 1.3 goals per game, passing with 80.7% accuracy and shooting 12.9 times per match. Since now they already collected 42 yellow and 4 red cards.
LOSC Lille this year is looking very confidently. They already have 5 points difference with 3rd place and can save their position at the top of the table, after PSG. While playing away, they are in the second position too, with 7 wins and 4 losings. However, in the last 5 away games, Lille won 4, scored 11 goals and conceded only 5. Moreover, 4 matches were with goals from both teams. Unfortunately, LOSC Lille lost against Rennes at the 1/8 Final of Coupe de France, and now they can fully concentrate to Ligue 1.
Nicolas Pepe is the leading team player with most scored goals (16) and assists (8. He was involved in 24 of 44 scored total team goals. All main squad players are fully ready to fight for one more win this season. This is surprising, but this season the players of Lille almost did not have any injuries.
On average the Dogs scoring 1.6 goals per game, pass with 80.3% accuracy and shoots 13 times per game. They already collected 47 yellow and 3 red cards.
Last 5 matches between these teams finished with bigger chances to win at home ground, as only once home team played a draw, and both teams have equal wins and losses. Only once the match finished without goals from both clubs as St. Etienne last season won against Lille at home ground with 5:0 result.