Nantes vs St Etienne
French Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday, 21st September 2016
Kick Off: 18:00 BST
Venue: La Beaujoire-Louis Fonteneau (Nantes).
Nantes was able to stop their 3 game winless streak but only by getting a 1-1 draw at Nancy who have been poor this season. This result has left the Canaries in 18th place with just 4 points from a possible 15.
The home team have the worst home record in Ligue 1 thus far, with two losses from two games and have yet to score in front of their home fans.
St Etienne has had a very solid start to the Ligue 1 campaign and they have only lost 1 game, and gone their last 4 unbeaten. They have been slowed down somewhat by a couple of draws but got back to winning ways last weekend with a win over Bastia. St Etienne however has yet to win away from home.
Nantes vs St Etienne: Head to Head Stats
St Etienne has won 3 of the last five fixtures played between these two. Last season though at La Beaujoire Nantes won this match 2-1. From the last 7 matches played in Nantes there has been 4 draws.
Nantes vs St Etienne: Prediction
Even though St Etienne are clearly the most impressive team this fixture just seems to have a draw written all over it. Nantes coach Rene Girard is under extreme pressure to keep his job and the club will most probably set up in a defensive formation.
Having said that they do need to score and there would be no time like the present to do so at home. We can choose for Nantes to score a goal, it is odds on but how long should we realistically wait for this to happen?
Nantes vs St Etienne: Bet Tips
Nantes to score a goal at 4/11
Robert Beric to score the first goal for (St Etienne) at 6/1.
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