Saint Etienne to win by exactly 1 goal @ 3.75
Game from France League 1 were Reims (16th with 5W-8D-11L) host team of Saint Etienne (4th with 11W-7D-6L) at Auguste Delaune stadion .
I will look at some factors which could give us betting verdict here :
1.Form of teams : Reims has 1-1-3 from last five league games ,last round won over bottom placed Nancy by 3-1 ; Saint Etienne on the other hand are in great shape - actually since New Year team collect 7W and one draw against Toulouse (all competitions) but to be honest - all "victims" was teams from lower or middle position .
2.Motivation : Reims fight against relegation ,with just better GDiff. keep them above relegation zone so I expect they to put his best on the field . Saint Etienne sit 4th ,place which give Euro league qualification ,but they are really close (3pts) to 3rd place which mean CLeague qualification ,so his motivation should be on the high level too .
3.Injured list : Goalkeeper Kossi Agassa in only important missing player for Reims while the guests have much longer list : defender Kurt Zouma and midfielders Romain Hamouma and Alejandro Alonso are out but Saint Etienne signed in January with attacking midfielder Andreas Laudrup (from danish club Nordseiland) so team quality stay at level .
4. H2H : 0-0 in September 2012
Consideration : I see Saint Etienne like better side ,but not expect easy game - most likely narrow win by 1 goal margin .Good luck to all !