Nimes vs Saint-Etienne
France – League Cup
Date: Wednesday 18th December 2019
Kick off at 20:05 UK/ 21:05 CET
Venue: Stade des Costieres.
Nimes comfortably beat Lens 3-0 in the last round to get to this one and with this match being at home surely the club will be thinking they can reach the quarter finals?
In the league Nimes have been poor and are in 19th place and there is a real danger of relegation. They have lost their last 3 games in a row and from a possible points total of 51 they have earned just 12. They have conceded 11 goals in their last three games alone.
Saint Etienne on the other hand join the cup in this round and in the league they are placed in 11th place and have over double the points of their hosts. Still form isn’t great and they have lost 3 of their last four games. They have lost 5 of their 9 away games and two of those matches have been their last trips on the road, so the club do not come into this game on form at all.
Nimes vs Saint Etienne: Head to Head
The teams have met in the league cup just once in recent times which happened in 2018. The game finished 1-1 at this stadium, but Nimes went on to win on penalties.
3 from the last 4 meetings has seen both teams to score.
The teams played here in September in the league and Saint Etienne won 1-0.
Nimes vs Saint Etienne: Prediction
Even though Nimes are in 19th some do believe they are in a false position and play decent football and have simply been unlucky in some of their matches where it could have swung either way. But they have looked poor recently with a leaky defence.
This won’t be an easy match for the visitors but they look the better side. Still with the cup giving Nimes a chance to put a shine on their season and Saint Etienne looking suspect away from home we are going to back the home side to squeeze through here in what could be set to be a very good and entertaining game of football.
Nimes vs Saint Etienne: Bet Tips
Nimes to beat Saint Etienne at 3.00 (2/1)