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Though Ligue 1’s most decorated team are not what they once were, last season was a horrifying low point for them. After all, they were in the upper parts of the standings every year since 2010, only to barely avoid relegation in 2019/20. Compared to 2018/19’s fourth place, that’s quite a drop in form.
As such, many point at The Greens as one of this season’s favourites for relegation. Combined with some head-scratching transfers that seem to point at financial woes, they might just end up in Ligue 2 next year. From a bettor’s perspective, though, games with St. Etienne can present some interesting opportunities. For instance, they’ve conceded 45 goals throughout the previous season, indication a solid option for Over 2.5 Goals bets.
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Understandably, the list of transfers for Les Verts this year is long and extensive, though a lot of them don’t directly affect the starting 11. PSG’s Adil Auchiche and Tigres’ Timothée Kolodziejczak have been brought in as attacking midfielder and centre-back respectively, and are probably coach Claude Puel’s best options for those positions. Their previous centre-back, William Saiba, left for Arsenal for a pricey €30.00m fee.
The main contributing factor for The Greens’ failures seems to be a lacklustre defensive. With that in mind, nearly the entire defensive line has been replaced. Arrivals include defensive midfielders Jean-Eudes Aholou and Assane Dioussé, and Barcelona’s right-back Sergi Palencia. All in all, such a dramatic roster change makes it somewhat more difficult to predict how St. Etienne will mix things up, but it will all be clearer after a few games.
The Greens have a long-standing rivalry with FC Nantes. As two of the most successful clubs in France, with a combined tally of 18 league titles between them, Saint-Etienne and Nantes are historical rivals vying fierce battles since 1932.
These two clubs dominated the French top-flight football during the ‘60s and ‘70s and matches between them were highly regarded as the most important dates in the football calendar. Saint-Etienne and Nantes were credited with creating the first two modern football academies – different in style and approach to the game.
Having further established two specific football identities, Saint-Etienne and Nantes deepened their rivalry, taking it to a whole new level. Nowadays, however, with a slight decline in the power of both clubs, matches between these two are not regarded as proper derbies. Nevertheless, they still generate plenty of attention and interest from both sets of supporters.
Apart from Nantes, Saint-Etienne also consider Olympique Lyonnais as one of their main rivals. These two clubs contest the Derby Rhone-Alpes, a local derby match which also attracts plenty of attention in the French football community.
Founded by employees of the locally-based grocery store chain called Groupe Casino a century ago, Saint-Etienne were initially referred to as Amicale des Employes de la Societe des Magasins Casino (ASC). The club dropped the word ‘casino’ in 1920, under the prohibition of trademark use by the French Football Federation (FFF).
Saint-Etienne have ten Ligue 1 titles under their belt, whereas they also won three Ligue 2 trophies, the most recent of which came in 2003/04. The Greens also won six Coupe de France medals. Their traditional colour is green. They play their home matches at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard which is also known as The Green Hell.
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