Our football match prediction:
Amiens were producing scintillating displays in the 2016/2017 Ligue 2 campaign, but they do not seem to be competitive at this level. The newcomers suffered a 2-0 loss to PSG in the opening match of the season, whilst losing to Angers in front of home fans on Matchday 2. The newly-promoted side have yet to find the net in the French top flight this season and it is no surprise they are considered underdogs in Saturday’s football match against Saint Etienne. Les Verts aim to build on back-to-back victories over Nice and Caen and, taking everything into account, home win appears on the horizon. It is well known that Saint Etienne have turned their Stade Geoffroy-Guichard into a real fortress and we predict that they are going to record a routine win over Amiens on day 3 of the new Ligue 1 campaign. You should know that les Verts are eyeing their third consecutive clean sheet in the French elite division.
Highlighted Player (Cheikh MBengue):
Born in Toulouse on 23 July, 1988, Cheikh M’Bengue started his youth career at FA Roques. In 1996 Toulouse scouts spotted him and he soon joined the French team. The 182-cm-tall left back made his Toulouse debut on 15 September, 2007 against Marseille, coming from the bench in the second half of the match. A week later he made his first start for les Pitchouns in a 2-0 loss to Saint Etienne. In 2013 he moved to Rennes and after spending three years at the club he joined Saint Etienne on 20 July, 2016 on a free transfer. His contract with les Verts expires on 30 June, 2019. Cheikh M’Bengue was born in Toulouse and as a result, he played for France U21 team in the past. However, seeing that his parents are of Senegalese descent, he decided to represent the Lions of Teranga at senior level. The Saint Etienne defender made his Senegal debut in June 2011.
Highlighted Team (Amiens):
Amiens are a French football club that compete in Ligue 1. Les Licornes (The Unicorns) finished the 2016/2017 Ligue 2 campaign in second place in the standings and, as a result, they secured promotion to the French top flight for the first time ever. Amiens got their job done on the final day of the season, with Emmanuel Bourgaud scoring a late winner in the game against Reims. The club was founded back in 1901 by a group of players from the Association du Lycee d’Amiens and nowadays les Licornes play their home games at Stade de La Licorne. The capacity of the venue is 12.097 and it was opened on July 24, 1999. Experienced midfielder Mathieu Bodmer joined the club in the summer of 2017 and he is considered one of the team’s best players. The experienced defender used to play for the likes of Lyon, Lille, and Paris Saint-Germain in the past. Amiens play their home games in white shirts and white shorts, while they wear black when playing on the road.