Ligue 2 predictions

Le Havre vs Saint-Etienne Prediction, Betting Odds and Free Tips 18/03/2023

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

The Le Havre – Saint-Eteinne duel in Ligue 2 sees two teams in great current form face each other. With that in mind, we have prepared a detailed preview of the match, along with some of our best Le Havre vs Saint-Etienne odds.

Free Betting Tips for Le Havre vs Saint-Etienne

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Le Havre Clean Sheet

League-leaders Le Havre have suffered only 1 league defeat all season for a reason. The reason is their rock-solid defence. Our first Le Havre vs Saint-Etienne prediction backs the hosts to keep yet another clean sheet.

Le Havre have conceded just 5 goals in 13 home matches this season and they are almost impossible to score against in front of their own fans. Le Havre also kept clean sheets in 3 of the last 5 H2H clashes, including during their 6-0 away win vs Saint-Etienne earlier this season.

Half With Most Goals – Second

Our next Le Havre vs Saint-Etienne prediction is for the game to see the majority of the goals scored in the second half. Le Havre in particular often decide their matches after the interval. All of their last 4 games saw more goals scored in the second half. In fact, Le Havre score a staggering 75.6% of their goals in the second half. Saint-Etienne are also far more effective after the break with 64.1% of their goals coming in the second half.

Result After 30 Mins – Draw

With both teams being so aggressive in the second half it is somewhat logical that they start their games slowly. This is why our final free betting tip is for the game to still be locked in a draw after 30 minutes. This has been the case in 34 of Le Havre’s last 4 matches.

Saint-Etienne use a very cautious approach away from home. They don’t score their first goal on the road until the 56th minute and don’t concede until the 35th. It’s a similar story for Le Havre at home. They don’t score on average until the 39th minute but also don’t concede until the 49th.

Le Havre vs Saint-Etienne Lineups and Team News

Le Havre

Le Havre had to come from behind in the last round, yet again, to save a deserved 1-1 draw on their visit to Metz. This extended the unbeaten league run to 25 (W15 D10) and Le Havre look untouchable at the top of the table already.

The manager continues to find ways to create very strong defensive lines, despite some injury issues. Wahib’s season is over. Another important centre-back Moussadek is doubtful, as is a third centre-back Loris. Even without them, Le Havre have plenty of quality defenders still.

Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne extended their unbeaten run to 6 with a slightly scrappy 1-1 home draw against Amiens. Striker Nkounkou continued to impress and he seems to fit Saint-Etienne’s counterattacking style very well. This recent unbeaten run lifted the team out of the relegation zone. They still have work to do if they are to secure survival.

Some changes to the lineup can be expected. Nkounkou looks certain to start again though with Saint-Etienne expected to be under pressure and playing mainly on the counterattack. Giraudon could start again as he has recovered from a recent injury.

Star striker Charbonnnier is the only notable absentee through injury. Important midfielder Cafaro also could miss as he has fallen sick during the week. If this is the case Bamba might be used out of position again.

Form Charts and H2H Stats for Le Havre vs Saint-Etienne

Check below for more useful information about the match:

Head to Head

20/08/22

France Ligue 2 LI2

St Etienne

St Etienne

Le Havre

Le Havre

0

6

Last Five - Le Havre

21/04/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Metz

Metz

Le Havre

Le Havre

1

0

L

14/04/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Nantes

Nantes

Le Havre

Le Havre

1

0

L

06/04/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lens

Lens

Le Havre

Le Havre

1

1

D

31/03/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Montpellier

Montpellier

Le Havre

Le Havre

2

0

L

17/03/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

Le Havre

Le Havre

2

1

L

Last Five - St Etienne

23/04/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Grenoble

Grenoble

St Etienne

St Etienne

0

2

W

20/04/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Bordeaux

Bordeaux

St Etienne

St Etienne

1

2

W

13/04/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

St Etienne

St Etienne

2

0

L

06/04/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Concarneau

Concarneau

St Etienne

St Etienne

0

1

W

30/03/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Valenciennes

Valenciennes

St Etienne

St Etienne

0

2

W

Le Havre vs Saint-Etienne – Frequently asked questions

Le Havre vs Saint-Etienne

  • What is the venue of the game? The venue of the game is Stade Oceane in Le Havre.
  • When is the match starting? The match is starting at 2:00 pm GMT on Saturday, March 18th.
  • Are there any suspended players? Neither team have suspended players for this match.


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