After a frustrating setback, Kev's hoping to bounce back in France.
"St Etienne have scored in 14 of their last 15 games, while Guingamp have found the net in seven of their last nine outings."
Back Both Teams To Score at 1.8910/11
In-form sides to make an impact
Guingamp v St Etienne
Saturday 12 January, 19:00
Our perfect start to 2019 is at an end, and in frustrating circumstances. Benfica won 2-0 at Santa Clara last night, and looked as though they had landed our Over 2.5 Goals bet, only for a superbly taken third goal to be ruled out after the use of VAR.
We'll head to France now for some Saturday night action, because high-flying St Etienne are away to relegation-threatened Guingamp, who secured a stunning Coupe de la Ligue victory at PSG in midweek.
Since coach Jocelyn Gourvennec returned to Guingamp for a second spell (having won the Coupe de France in his first in 2014), there has been a definite upturn in results. A crucial victory at fellow strugglers Monaco boosted their survival bid, they made progress in the Coupe de France by winning at lower-league Stade Pontivy, and they'll remember their victory at the Parc des Princes for years to come.
A PSG team that included Neymar (who scored the opener), Kylian Mbappe and Thiago Silva was felled by two Guingamp goals in the last nine minutes. It was a seismic shock, and a huge confidence boost for EAG.
St Etienne are just two points off the top three, and are having a strong campaign under Jean-Louis Gasset. They are suffering a bit on their travels though - they haven't won on the road since the last week of September, and that 3-2 success at Toulouse is their only road win in Ligue 1 in the last ten attempts.
There are two ways we can go here. There's a strong temptation to back resurgent Guingamp on the Draw No Bet market at 2.0811/10, but I'm actually going to plump for Both Teams To Score at 1.8910/11. Guingamp have scored in seven of their last nine games, while St Etienne have scored in 14 of their last 15 outings in all competitions.