Saint-Etienne vs Lille
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 19th May 2018
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (St Etienne).
Both teams are safe and in fact St Etienne will try to win this game and claim a surprise European finish. They currently have 52 points and if they were to win here they would need Bordeaux to draw or lose and Nice to lose and they could be playing Europa League football next season. There are a lot of ifs though.
The club were in great form in April but have now suffered back to back losses coming into this game which has hampered their European hopes. These defeats came against Bordeaux and Monaco. At home the club have remained hard to beat but they can be erratic having scored 27 goals at home but also conceding the same amount.
Lille looked relegated a few weeks ago and it is to their huge credit that even if they lose this game they are safe. Good form came at the right time for the club from the north east and they have won their last 3 games in a row. Away from is poor with 12 losses in their 18 games although they did win their last away game only their 4th of the season when they beat Toulouse.
Saint-Etienne vs Lille: Head to Head
- The last time the teams met here St Etienne won 3-1
- The last 3 meetings has seen both teams to score
- Lille have only won away to St Etienne once since 2013
Saint-Etienne vs Lille: Prediction
St Etienne are the better side and will try to win the game but upsets happen and in fact Lille have been in brilliant form. They are an excellent price to win this match and we should take the away win for minimum stakes they have every chance to keep their good form going.
Saint-Etienne vs Lille: Bet Tips
Lille to beat St Etienne at 6.50 odd.