Troyes vs Saint Etienne Betting Tips

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    Saint Etienne

      Tip Reasoning

      Troyes have made a bad enough start to the season for fans to be concerned about their team. They’ve scrapped for three draws in their first six games, but they’ve not realistically looked like winning a game. Of greatest concern will be the team’s defensive output, they’ve given up more than two goals per game through the first part of the season.

      They need to find some way to play better all-round football, but they do not have an easy run through to the end of October, opponents include Rennes, Bordeaux and Lyon.

      Wednesday night’s opponent, Saint Etienne, are going for a fifth straight win in French Ligue 1 play. There were a couple of minor questions asked about ASSE after a frustrating opening couple of games. This is a young squad with high expectations after a strong performance in 2014-15.

      It would seem that they are capable of living up to those expectations after beating Lorient, Bastia, Montpellier and Nantes in their last four games. They’ve controlled the pace of the game, played a determined style of structured defence and look like a good contender for European football places once again.

      Three Reasons for Betting Tips

      1. ASSE smell an opportunity

      Lyon, Marseille and Monaco have all started in erratic fashion opening up the top of the table for a team like Saint Etienne. They are currently in third place and will surely smell an opportunity in games like this to build some momentum behind their own top three bid.

      2. Troyes too porous

      Defensively, Troyes have simply not been disciplined enough through the first six games of the season and we’re beginning to suspect that it’s an issue with this squad, rather than something that can be fixed overnight.

      3. St Etienne won’t give it away

      The way that ASSE are playing right now, they will not give this game away. They’ll suffocate Troyes in the midfield and we envision a relatively comfortable and comprehensive victory.

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