VENUE: Stade de l’Aube
Troyes hosts St Etienne at Stade de l’Aube in the French ligue 1 match-day eight both teams eager to get a result in what is expected to be an evenly balanced affair.
Troyes come into this match buoyed by their 0-1 away win against Metz in their last outing and manager Jean-Louis Garcia men would be keen to maintain that kind of performance at home.
The hosts are currently in a slump of form coming into the match having managed only one win from their last five matches.They drew twice and lost twice and anything less than the maximum points will prove disastrous for the home team.
The hosts currently lie twelfth in the French ligue 1 with 8 points after a round of 7 matches played.
St Etienne hit the road to face Troyes targeting to knock off their disappointment after being held by Rennes to 2-2 frustrating home draw in their last outing and seal a comfortable win away from home.
The visitors have registered mixed results in their last five matches managing two wins,two draws and suffered one defeat against PSG something their manager Óscar García would be out to address his charges on.
St Etienne currently lie fourth in the French Ligue 1 with fourteen points from 7 matches played and the manager would be out to urge his men to deliver on the road.
St Etienne have won four times in the last five matches played between the two team.A 2-2 draw was registered in the other match.
Troyes probable line-up- Samassa, Deplagne, Traore, Herelle, Giruadon, Dingombe, Grandsir, Bellugou, Naine, Azamoum, Khaoui.
St Etienne probable line-up- Ruffier, Theophile-Catherine, Perrin, PIere-gabriel, Janko, Selnaes, Diousse, Gabriel, Bamba, Cabella, Diony
St Etienne win.