St Etienne vs Nice
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 20th November 2016
Kick off at 19:45 UK Time
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
St Etienne love coach Christophe Galtier who will be preparing for his 328th game in charge of the club when they take on current Ligue 1 leaders Nice.
St Etienne are in 9th position and are unbeaten in their last 4 matches. At home they are unbeaten and have the same record as Marseille where from 6 matches they have won 3 and drawn three. They recently got a 1-1 draw with Monaco and so know how to handle themselves in the bigger games this season.
Nice came back to Earth with a 1-0 loss to Caen, which was their first of the season. Everyone has been waiting to see the reaction of the players to this untimely defeat but we couldn’t witness it as the international football kicked in.
Nice have had the odd wobble away from home in the past month with that loss and then a draw against Montpellier but that has been sandwiched in with two wins.
St Etienne vs Nice: Head to Head Stats
Nice have had a lot of joy in the last two fixtures v St Etienne with a crushing 4-1 victory here last season and a 2-0 win at home. Though the season before St Etienne won this fixture 5-0 so what gives? While there have been some wild score lines in the past this is a game that could be a cautious affair.
St Etienne vs Nice: Prediction
This game is all about mental strength for Nice, are they really championship material, let’s find out because this match will be very hard for them. Don’t expect a game loaded with goals, Nice are actually the outsiders to win this game and the general feeling is that the home team will be equipped to add further misery to the league leaders.
St Etienne vs Nice: Betting Tips
The following Odds are provided by Ladbrokes Sportsbook.
St Etienne to beat Nice at 23/20 (2.15).