Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(57) 45 Goals 36 (49)
(45) 35 Assists 10 (32)
(6.7) 7 Average Ratings 6.6 (6.5)
27.6 Average Age 30.1
183.5 Average Height (cm) 181.8
(0.9) 1.1 Shots pg 0.9 (0.8)
(53%) 49% Aerial Duel Success 52% (53%)
(0.4) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.5)
(1.4) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Ligue 1.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Alejandro Alonso Out 6.25
Banel Nicolita Out 6.61
Danijel Aleksic Out 6.11
Ismael Diomande Out 6.05
Romain Hamouma Doubtful 6.76
Faouzi Ghoulam Out 6.83
Max Gradel Out 6.7
Player Reason Status Rating
Yannick Cahuzac Out 6.73
Jerome Rothen Out 7.01
Wahbi Khazri Out 7.09
Sambou Yatabaré Out 6.59

Team News

  • Saint-Etienne will again be without Romain Hamouma, who is out with a thigh injury.
  • Banel Nicolita is unavailable due to a similar problem, while Ismael Diomande, Alejandro Alonso and Danjiel Aleksic are all unavailable.
  • Faouzi Ghoulam and Max-Alain Gradel are both absent due to their participation in the African Cup of Nations.
  • Yannick Cahuzac is once again unavailable due to a shoulder problem, while Jerome Rothen also misses out.
  • Wahbi Khazri and Sambou Yatabare are both at the African Cup of Nations.

Prediction

  • Saint-Etienne will look try and work their way back up the league table as they face Bastia at the Stade Geoffroy Guichard.
  • Les Verts got back to winning ways with a 1-0 victory at Brest last weekend, while Bastia slipped to a 2-0 home defeat against Rennes.
  • Still despite that win Christophe Galtier's are way off the pace of the top three after topping the table earlier in the year. Bastia have enjoyed a more positive spell, as relatively strong form has seen them pull away from the drop zone.
  • Both these sides are blessed with good amounts of attacking talent, so a high scoring game is to be expected, however Saint-Etienne do possess a much stronger defence, and should have enough to seal back to back wins.
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