Auxerre vs St Etienne
Play-offs Final 1st leg
Thursday 26th May 2022.
Stade de l’Abbe-Deschamps
Auxerre were in brilliant form at home in Ligue 2 towards the end of this season which earned them a playoffs spot. Having lost just once at this venue in nearly four months, the hosts are more likely to get the job done. Especially considering the fact that the Saints have struggled throughout the season, particularly on the road.
Despite competing in the top flight the visitors have scored in four of their last five away games. Hence, both teams are likely to contribute to the scoreline.
Auxerre vs St Etienne: Betting odds
Auxerre: Draw no bet @ 1.77 odds.
Both teams to score @ 1.91 odds.
Possible starting lineups
Leon; Arcus, Jubal, Coeff, Bernard; Toure; Sinayoko, Hein, Sakhi, Autret; Charbonnier
Bernardoni; Sacko, Mangala, Nade; Thioub, Camara, Youssouf, Trauco; Nordin, Khazri, Bouanga
Auxerre vs St Etienne: Press conference
Auxerre Manager, Jean-Marc Furlan: Given the history of these two clubs. Here in Auxerre, the whole environment wants Ligue 1. We tell you this every day.
The protection of Ligue 1 clubs is important. Was there a draw to see if we were going to play the return match at home? No. There is total protection for Ligue 1 clubs. When you’ve been a coach for 20 years, you tell yourself that it’s going to be complicated against a Ligue 1. But I’m going to motivate my players so that they express themselves fully, that they’re having a blast and having fun, so we show our worth.