Lille vs Saint-Etienne Prediction & Match Preview

Lille vs Saint-Etienne French Ligue 1 Predictions and Match Preview by LeagueLane

Lille vs Saint-Etienne
France – Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 11 March 2022
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

Lille are the current champions of the French top flight, and though they have not been at their best this season, they still are a squad to be feared.

They are currently placed seventh in the table, and they need a surplus of two points to climb to the fifth position – which is the minimum requirement for European qualification.

And it needs to be noted that they have been a total boss at home all through this new season, and have consistently found the back of the net here in the process.

Meanwhile, Saint-Etienne are one of the weakest teams in the Ligue 1, and are placed 17th in a table of 20. Note that they have a surplus of just one point over the relegation cut-off.

Going on, they have also struggled quite a bit on the road this season, and finally, they have a poor h2h record against this rival as well.

For all these reasons, expect a win for Lille this Friday at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

Lille vs Saint-Etienne Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Lille are on a six-fixture unbeaten run.
  • They have lost just once in the past six-year period.
  • The hosts are unbeaten at home since 2003 in all competitions, and they are unbeaten here in league games since 1998.
  • The home team had won three of the past four meetings at this stadium, and had also scored three or more goals in all three of these fixtures.

Lille vs Saint-Etienne Prediction & Analysis

Lille registered a 4-0 win at home the last match-day, against Clermont. They are also on a two-fixture winning streak, and they had remained unbeaten in 18 of their past 21 overall games.

Moreover, they have lost just once at home since August, and this sole loss had come against titans PSG.

On the other hand, Saint Etienne did win 1-0 at home against Metz. However, they were winless in 22 of their past 30 overall games, and they had also lost nine of their past fifteen road trips.

Taking into account these observations, as well as past h2h stats, expect a win for defending champions Lille this weekend at their home.

Key Stats for Betting

  • Only the dead-last placed Bordeaux have conceded more goals than Saint-Etienne.
  • The team has won just thrice on the road all through this league season.
  • They have registered just two league wins on the road since November.

Tips for Lille vs Saint-Etienne

  • Lille to Win @ 1.70 (7/10)
  • Correct Score: 2-1 Lille @ 9.00 (8/1).