Saint-Etienne hosts Auxerre for the second leg of Round 3 in Ligue 1 relegation/promotion playoffs on 29th May 2022. The first leg was a deadlocked game that ended 1-1. We preview this game in this post to provide our readers with the best free tips and predictions.
Saint-Etienne vs Auxerre: Free Predictions and Betting Tips
Saint-Etienne settled for a draw in the first leg of the relegation/promotion playoff against Auxerre. The Ligue 1 side has now drawn two games in a row with a similar scoreline of 1-1. On the other hand, Auxerre extended their unbeaten run to 10 games but can they keep the strong form going in this trip to Stade Geoffroy Guichard? Our best free predictions for this game are:
Under 2.5 [email protected]/20 (1.65)
Another tough game is expected when Saint-Etienne and Auxerre meet again in the Ligue 1 relegation/promotion playoffs. The first leg ended 1-1 but it could have easily be a solo goal if not for a later equalizer by Auxerre. The battle for survival/promotion continues and we don’t think there will be lots of goals in this game.
Saint-Etienne to win @ 1/1 (2.00)
The hosts are our favourite to bag the three points in this game. We expect Etienne players to employ their experience playing at the highest French tier. They survived last season and while Auxerre will be hard to beat given their recent form, Etienne’s chances will be gone if they fail to take advantage of massive home support expected in this game.
Saint-Etienne vs Auxerre Betting Odds, H2H Stats and Team Form
Find out how these teams have fared in the latest meetings, outings and also the bookies with the best odds for the Ligue 1 relegation/promotion playoff in the table below.
Saint-Etienne vs Auxerre Match Preview, Lineups and News
Saint-Etienne could not hold onto a 15th minute opener in the first leg. They settled for a 1-1 draw when Auxerre pulled back the lead to level deep into the second half at 86th minute. Etienne’s Denis Bouanga was shown a yellow card in the 58th minute for time wasting, a clean sign that the Ligue 1 outfit were not after more goals. But it cost them a goal that could have been avoided.
This second leg of the Ligue 1 relegation/promotion playoffs puts Etienne under the spotlight. After failing to win the first leg, they must now put in a shift in this second meeting. One would easily argue that Etienne will be the favourites in this game. However, it is noteworthy that the hosts had only 40% of the ball in the first leg. Moreover, St. Etienne registered three shots on target in the first leg of the playoffs while Auxerre had 5 on target.
A total of 9 corners were recorded in the first leg, five of which were for Auxerre. The question is Will Ligue 2 Auxerre get points on the road? We don’t expect a lot of changes in the starting lineup and so is the formation on both sides. Here are the expected lineups for this duel:
Saint-Etienne predicted lineup: Bernardoni, Trauco, Nade, Sacko, Moukoudi, Camara, Macon, Nordin, Gourna-Douath, Bouanga and Crivelli.
Auxerre Predicted lineup: Leon, Pellenard, Bernard, Arcus, Jubal, Traore, Sakhi, Sinayoko, Hein, Autret and Charbonnier.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the game venue?
Saint-Etienne vs Auxerre will take place at Stade Geoffroy Guichard, France.
What is the kick off time for this game?
20:00 GMT +3
What are the predicted team formations?
According the latest team news, Saint-Etienne will employ 4-2-3-1 formation while the visitors will use 4-1-4-1 approach.