Ligue 1: St Etienne vs Paris Saint-Germain Preview

St Etienne

15 December 2019 live

21:00 UTC

Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain

 

Despite enjoying a 4-1 win in their last home game, AS Saint-Étienne have still seen just one of their 11 competitive home matches this term produce a final margin of over 1.5 goals. Furthermore, only two of the last 13 top-flight H2Hs at St Étienne have seen such an outcome.
Though St Étienne are yet to score from open play in the first 30 minutes of a Ligue 1 (L1) home game this term, they boast a 60% rate of cleansheets across their last five league fixtures at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.

PSG travel having won six of their last seven L1 away games, while winning the first half ‘to-nil’ in 50% of those victories. Furthermore, if excluding own-goals, PSG’s only goals conceded across their last six L1 away wins have arrived in the 15 minutes immediately following the hour mark.
Though PSG are favourites, a majority (four) of PSG’s last six L1 road trips (W5, L1) have been settled by just one goal. The last two of those wins saw PSG’s decisive matchwinner arrive inside the final 15 minutes of regular time.
Players to watch: Denis Bouanga (STE) scored first and last in his most recent home game, while Kylian Mbappé (PSG) netted a second-half winner in last season’s league clash here.
Stat attack: St Étienne’s last three L1 home wins have seen ‘Les Verts’ win the second half 1-0.
Four of St Étienne’s last six home wins in the league have seen them open the scoring inside the first 15 minutes of either half.
A 60% majority of the last five league H2Hs here have seen a goalless first half.
Five of PSG’s last seven L1 away goals scored in the course of victory have come beyond the 75th minute.
Eight of PSG’s last nine single-margin L1 away wins have seen the winner arrive in the 70th minute or later.

 

What time is kick off?
The match begins at 21:00.