Saint-Etienne welcomes Wolfsburg
Saint-Etienne welcomes Wolfsburg at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in a match from Group I of Europa League. Right now we are going to offer you our Europa League predictions for this fixture on French ground. Let’s go.
Saint-Etienne must regroup after the defeat they suffered in the first round of the group stage. The French side travelled to Belgium to face Gent, suffering a 2-3 defeat. Wahbi Khazri scored for the visitors at the GHELAMCO-arena in Gent, while Thomas Kaminski from the hosts scored himself an own goal. Sadly for Saint-Etienne, Loic Perrin from the French side also scored himself an own goal.
If we look at Saint-Etienne’s performance in the last five games, we will see that their form is pretty terrible. In their last five matches, Saint-Etienne suffered four losses. They stopped that run in their previous game, when they achieved a win during the visit to Nimes in Ligue 1. The former Arsenal player Mathieu Debuchy scored the only goal in the game.
Wolfsburg on the other hand had a successful start of the season in Europa League. The Wolves hosted the Ukrainian side Oleksandria, achieving a 3-1 win at the Volkswagen Arena. Maximillian Arnold, Admir Mehmedi and Josip Brekalo scored for the Bundesliga side. It’s logical to say that Wolfsburg are the favourite in this group for the first place. And they acted like one in the opening round.
During the weekend Wolfsburg celebrated another win. Oliver Glasner’s boys visited Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga and enjoyed a tough, but important 1-0 win. Marcel Tisserand was the player who scored the winning goal at the Opel Arena in Mainz.
On paper Wolfsburg might be a favourite against Saint-Etienne, but remember that this game from Group I will be played in France. This might give the hosts a better chance to take something from this fixture. In our Europa League predictions we think that the draw is a very possible result here.