Épinal and Saint Étienne face at Stade Marcel Picot, in a match for the Coupe de France (Quarterfinals). There is no record of official confrontations between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last head ‑ to ‑ head was played on 12‑03‑1997 and ended with the result: Épinal (2‑1) Saint Étienne. In this match the home advantage may play an important role, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Until reaching this stage of the Coupe de France (Quarterfinals), the home team had to eliminate: Lille, Saint-Pierroise, Entente SSG, Mulhouse and Sochaux. This is a stronger team when playing at their stadium, as in the last 30 games they have recorded 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. The team arrives at this match after a home draw against Reims II by (1‑1). Épinal won 6, drew 3 and lost 1 of their last 10 home matches for all competitions.
In this competition, they haven't lost any of the last 5 matches. Their offense has scored frequently, as they have scored goals in 4 of the last 5 games for this competition.
Épinal comes for this match after a 1-1 draw against Reims B, thus adding the second match without proving the taste of victory in official matches. In the last game for the French Cup, the home club beat Lille 2-1. In this game in front of their fans, coach Xavier Collin must maintain his usual 4-4-2 tactical scheme, with Makengo being the team's conductor: this player is very competent in creating and organizing the offensive process. On the other hand, Krasso is the great scorer of this Épinal with 3 goals. There are no weight absences for this game.
Until reaching this stage of the Coupe de France (Quarterfinals),
the visiting team eliminated: Monaco, Paris and Bastia ‑ Borgo. This is a
team that, curiously, presents more positive results away than at home,
since in the last 30 games it registers 7 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses as a
visitor, with a total of 21 goals scored and 25 conceded. At home, he
won 4 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses, with a total of 15 goals scored and 18
conceded. In their last match, for the Ligue 1, they lost against
Montpellier by (1‑0). In the last 10 away matches Saint Étienne won 4
and lost 6. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point, as they
have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has
scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10
games. In 15 games, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 10
games in which he suffered the first goal.
Saint-Étienne comes for this match after a defeat, by 1-0, against Montpellier, thus adding the third defeat in a row in official matches. In the last round of the French Cup, the visiting club beat Monaco 0-1. In this away game, coach Claude Puel is unlikely to make any major changes compared to the previous squad, with Cabaye being largely responsible for organizing the offensive process. On the other hand, Denis Bouanga is Saint-Étienne's top scorer with 8 goals. Out of this game are Khazri, Hamouma and Monnet-Poquet, all recovering from injury.
Epinal have won 3 home matches in a row.
Epinal have a winning streak of 5 matches.
AS Saint-Etienne have lost 3 matches in a row.
Epinal wins 1st half in 40% of their matches, AS Saint-Etienne in 25% of their matches.
Epinal wins 40% of halftimes, AS Saint-Etienne wins 25%.
Epinal's performance of the last 5 matches is better than AS Saint-Etienne's.
In Coupe de France, Epinal has better performance than AS Saint-Etienne.
Epinal scores 1.67 goals when playing at home and AS Saint-Etienne scores 1.5 goals when playing away (on average).
AS Saint-Etienne has streak of 2 matches with 0 scored goals.
When Epinal leads 1-0 at home, they win in 100% of their matches.
When AS Saint-Etienne leads 0-1 away, they win in 58% of their matches.
When Epinal is down 0-1 home, they win 100% of their matches.
When AS Saint-Etienne is down 1-0 away, they win 20% of their matches.
Epinal have scored at least one goal for 5 consecutive matches.