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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(57) 37 Goals 26 (45)
(45) 28 Assists 24 (32)
(6.7) 7 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.7)
30.8 Average Age 33.6
184.1 Average Height (cm) 181.5
(0.9) 1 Shots pg 1 (0.9)
(53%) 55% Aerial Duel Success 53% (50%)
(0.4) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.4 (0.4)
(1.6) 1.3 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Ligue 1.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Ismael Diomande Out 6.07
Kurt Zouma Out 7.05
Banel Nicolita Out 6.72
Danijel Aleksic Out 6.15
Player Reason Status Rating
Dusan Djuric Out N/A
Francis Kama Massampu Out N/A

Team News

  • Saint-Etienne also have a number of players missing due to injury, but should still be able to field a near full strength side.
  • Ismael Diomande is still a long-term absentee due to a thigh injury, while Banel Nicolita is out with a similar problem.
  • Kurt Zouma is still struggling with an ankle injury, and Danijel Aleksic is also unavailable.
  • Manager Christophe Galtier is likely to stick with the same team that has taken Les Verts to the top four, expect both Brandao and star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to feature in the starting line-up.
  • Dusan Djuric and Kama Massampu are both out due to knee problems.
  • However, Anthony Le Tallec is set to return from injury, and manager Daniel Sanchez will need to decide whether to restore him to the line-up or stick with the in-form Gregory Pujol.


  • Saint-Etienne will hope to atone for a disappointing result last weekend when they welcome Valenciennes to the Stade Geoffroy Guichard.
  • Les Verts missed the chance to temporarily go top of the league as they let a two goal lead slip at Evian and were made to settle for a point in Annecy.
  • Valenciennes also took a share of the spoils from their clash with Montpellier, who held firm for a 1-1 draw despite spending much of the game with 10 men.
  • Both sides will be eager to make up for those missed opportunities, and this one should be an exciting contest with both sides possessing plenty of flair players in their ranks. Look for the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Max Gradel to feature heavily for the hosts, while Mathieu Dossevi and Gael Danic will be expected to pull the strings for the visitors.
  • Expect a high-tempo game with plenty of chances, Saint-Etienne showcased some significant defensive frailties last week, and Valenciennes certainly have the talent to expose those weaknesses and condemn Christophe Galtier's men to their third home defeat of the campaign.
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