Nantes v Saint-Etienne Preview and Predictions

Nantes v Saint-Etienne
France- Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 1st April 2018
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: La Beaujoire (Nantes).

Nantes form has improved in recent weeks which is the good news but the bad news is that the club have been drawing too many games. This means that the club are now in 6th place and need to finish in 5th if they have hopes of playing European football next year. They are just 1 point behind Rennes but also have Montpellier and Nice breathing down their necks. That will become another team in St Etienne if they lose this game against them.

Home form has not been good with just 1 win in their past six matches but the good news is that they won their last home match against Troyes by a nervous 1-0 result but it was a massive relief for players and fans alike to get back to winning ways.

St Etienne are on 39 points, the team are very safe but will now try to launch an agenda for 5th position which is still a possibility, although if they lose this game the dream will be almost gone.

St Etienne are unbeaten in 9 weeks and will feel confident that they can give Nantes a good game. Away from home they come into this match on back to back draws but that includes an impressive result at Lyon.

Nantes v Saint-Etienne: Head to Head

  • The last 3 meetings have ended in a draw
  • St Etienne have not beaten Nantes for 4 games when playing away
  • 3 of the last 4 games played at Nantes has ended in under 2.5 goals

Nantes v Saint-Etienne: Prediction

One of the most impressive players this season in France has been Nantes forward Emiliano Sala who has scored 12 goals for the club, and at home we expect him to get on the score sheet. Our other pick for small stakes will be the correct score.

Nantes v Saint-Etienne: Bet Tips

Anytime goalscorer: Emiliano Sala (Nantes) at 2.25

Correct score: 0-0 or 2-0 or 2-1 to Nantes at 7.00, 10.00 and 9.50 respectively.