Les Verts are currently fourth with 14 points and are undefeated away from home. The trio of Piquionne-Ilan-Feindouno have scored 10 of the club’s 12 goals…
10 goals conceded: 2 from outside the penalty box, 8 from within, 2 headers, 2 penalties, 1 from a cross, 2 from corners, 1 own goal (Ilan v Lens). 3 goals conceded in the first half and 7 in the second, including 4 in the final 15 minutes. Saint-Etienne have scored in seven of their eight matches and each time they opened the scoring!
18 players have been used by Ivan Hasek: 8 have played in all 8 matches (Ilan, Feindouno, Piquionne, Dernis, Hognon, Ilunga, Janot, Sable) and three have played every minute of every match (Ilunga, Janot, Sable). 6 times out of 8, the starting line-up was identical.
19 yellow cards: Sable 3, Landrin 3, Camara 3, Ilan 2… Sable and Landrin will be suspended for the derby.
Les Verts qualified in the Coupe de la Ligue against Sète, 4-1 (Gomis 2, Bilos 2). Viviani, Bayal Sall, Piatti, Tiené and Sakho played in that match. In the last 16, Saint-Etienne host Marseille.