Despite having high hopes before the season started, it has been a disappointing season so far for Saint-Etienne. Sitting in 11 in the Ligue 1 20/21 their fans are disillusioned and feel let down. A lot of this is due to their inability to score goals. As everyone knows, if you can’t score then you can’t win. Even having too many draws can lead to a disappointing season as each game you are losing two points.
They aren’t having much luck defensively either. Currently Saint-Etienne have let in 53 goals. This is far too many for a team with their aspirations, and when you consider that they have conceded this many in just 36 games it shows why they have struggled this season. They have conceded 1.47 goals per game. Unless they manage to stop the flow of goals going the wrong way, they are unlikely to be able to turn their season around.
With just 12 games won this season out of their 36 games played, their poor showing up front and at the back has caused them to be on a dismal run of form. Their win percentage for the season is just 45.83% and this is definitely not acceptable to Saint-Etienne’s fanbase.
However, they have managed to win 3 games in their last five games. This does show that they have the ability to turn their season around. If they can keep up this run of form then they could well achieve what they set out to achieve at the start of the season.