Nimes vs Saint-Etienne
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 4 April 2021
Kick-off at 15:05 UK/ 16:05 CET
Venue: Stade des Costières.
The Crocodiles are one of the worst teams in the whole competition, and are placed 18th in the table.
With just eight more match-days remaining including this one, they are still in the relegation zone, and need to improve their form manifold to extend their stay in the top flight.
They are also the absolute worst squad in terms of defense, as they have conceded the most number of goals of all the teams in the Ligue 1. Even at home, the team has failed to show any kind of domination all through this campaign.
Meanwhile, the Saints are placed 16th in the table, and have a surplus of just four points over the relegation cut-off. They too are going through a dismal run, and are dropping points in plenty as well as are conceding goals in huge numbers.
On the road, despite best of their efforts, clean sheets have come once in a while, and as a matter of fact, wins too have come seldom away from home for the team.
Furthermore, previous h2h encounters over the years have had goals in huge numbers.
Considering all these factors, expect a goal-fest this Sunday at the Stade des Costières.
Nimes vs Saint-Etienne: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the last seven overall encounters had goals from both teams.
- Five of the past six clashes had three or more goals.
- Since 1991, 100% of meetings at this venue have had goals from both teams, barring just three.
- The latest fixture at this stadium had ended in a 1-2 win for the guests.
Nimes vs Saint-Etienne Prediction
Pascal Piancque’s men recorded a 1-2 win on the road the last match-day, against Lille. In the meantime, Claude Puel’s men lost 0-4 at home the past game week, against Monaco.
Going on, the Crocodiles have kept clean sheets in just four of their previous 25 fixtures, and they had lost every single appearance at home since the second week of October 2020 to the final week of February 2021.
On the other hand, their counterparts had conceded two or more goals in three of their past four overall matches, and they have won just four times on the road since September of 2020.
Moreover, either squad are direct rivals for a safe spot as the end of the season approaches. With shaky defense on either side of the pitch this Sunday, expect a high-scoring thriller between these two teams.
Nimes vs Saint-Etienne: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (9/10)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).