Caen vs Saint-Etienne predictions and betting tips on May 26, 2023
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On May 26, Stade Michel d'Ornano (Caen) will host the match of the 37th round of the French Ligue 2, in which Caen will compete with Saint-Etienne. The battle will start at 20:45 CET.
The team was able to spend 5 seasons permanently in the top division of the country from 2014 to 2019. There is no way to go back there. The previous season brought the 7th place. “The Red and Blues” hold out approximately in the same place now, in the so-called “second echelon”. It even managed to add in the game a little, although the results of recent weeks are quite contradictory. April ended with a defeat made by Le Havre, after which it did not get any points with another giant, Bordeaux. The match against Nimes turned out to be a bright and, that is the most important, successful one – 4-2. And then Amiens was beaten no less confidently – the battle with “the Unicorns” resulted in a 3-1 score. To be honest, the higher mentioned successes do not give much, except that the team is even more entrenched in the top five.
The club can be considered to be one of the main disappointments of the current season as, in fact, it was a year ago. Then “the Greens” got 32 points, finishing in the 18th, relegated position in the Ligue 1. There were hopes that the popular team would be able to make some kind of “cleansing” and spend a minimum of time at a lower level. Still, it is already clear that, after all, Saint-Etienne is stuck there, and will not return from the very first trial. Moreover, the nominal favourite “hung” out of the so-called equator of the current standings. It goes without saying that there has been a great series of 10 Ligue 2 matches without a defeat since February, but it seems that the team finally gave up in April. There were the misfire in the home match with Metz, a failure in the away battle against Laval, and a draw in the confrontation with Rodez. The previous round brought a particularly striking duel: it won the shoot-out with Quevilly Rouen with a 4-2 score.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
The previous victory of Caen dates back to 2017. Then Saint-Etienne won four times in a row, and only this season brought a 1-1 draw before New Year.
Bookmakers give a slight advantage to Caen, which will play at the home arena. Still, the teams can afford to show off in the following battle – thus, we bet on “total: over 2.5” (odd: 1.666).
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