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ST ETIENNE – GUINGAMP
St Etienne put up a very lively performance in midweek, away at Anderlecht. They were 2-0 down at half time, but were playing some really good football, and also looked very confident. They scored 3 goals in second half, won the game and topped the group.
It was the first time this season St Etienne scored 3 goals in an away game. Striker Soderlund and winger Monnet Paquet finally found the net again (their last goals were scored in late November). They are actually substitutes in most games, but we may see them in the lineup this round, given the good form.
St Etienne's primary problem is the lack of efficiency in the attacking phase. They hold possession, but don't create that many chances, even if they have some really talented players. Hopefully there will be an improvement with Soderlund in good form, even if he will play for only half an hour.
Guingamp mildly dominated the game against Nantes last week, and fully deserved to win all points (finished 2-0). Nantes lacked confidence and didn't put up much of an opposition, so it wasn't very difficult for Guingamp to achieve their objective.
Guingamp's problem is that they don't keep much possession in midfield. While they are 5th in the normal Ligue1 table, they are only 15th when it comes to possession. They can be pretty effective, but in the end it's not rocket science to annihilate Guingamp, seeing they build mostly down the flanks, through long balls.
Midfielder Sankoh suffered an injury and will miss this game, same as forward Privat.
There shouldn't be any doubts that St Etienne will control the game and impose the rhythm. Hopefully they will be more pragmatic in the attacking phase, especially since confidence increased following the Europa League victory. ST ETIENNE -0.5 at 2.07
Saint-Etienne : Ruffier, Moulin – Théophile-Catherine, Polomat, Lacroix, Mbengue, .FPogba, L.Perrin, Malcuit – Pajot, Dabo, Saivet, Veretout, Selnaes – Tannane, Hamouma, Monnet-Paquet, Soderlund, Beric, Nordin.
Guingamp : Johnsson, Salin – Martins Pereira, Ikoko, Marçal, B.Angoua, Sorbon, Kerbrat – Didot, Giresse, Deaux, M.Diallo, Blas – De Pauw, Coco, A.Mendy, Salibur, Briand.