I am going to do a different kind of preview for this game.
I will only concentrate on statistics and charts. Not because it’s been scientifically proved that nowadays people are way more attracted to pictures, charts and graphs and only few of them actually read lengthy stories, articles (previews), but because I believe stats will speak for themselves in this case.
|Goals scored (per games)||1.5||1.8|
|Shots on target (per game)||4.4||6.4|
|Chances created (per game)||8.5||11.7|
|Pass success (percent)||77||87|
|Defensive actions (per game)||60||37|
|Goals conceded (per game)||1.3||0.5|
Chances created = assists + key passes
Defensive actions = blocks + interventions + clearances
The first 5 factors represent teams abilities to keep the ball, create chances and convert. PSG clearly dominate the tables.
As you can see St Etienne only lead when it comes to defensive actions and goals conceded, which actually means their defensive actions are somewhat in vain, since they concede in every single game (1.3 goals per game).
St Etienne will welcome back Hamouma and PSG Veratti and Motta, all of them suspended last round.
PSG to win at 1.79 with medium to high stakes.