Saint-Etienne vs Nantes
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 12th January 2020
Kick off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
Saint Etienne are arguably experiencing their worst period of the league campaign and have lost their last 3 games in a row. They are back down to 14th as a result with their last game finishing in a 2-1 defeat at Strasbourg. They could yet move up another 3-4 places with a win though being how close the league still is.
Home games have been more dominated by draws and whilst they have only lost 2 at home so far they have still drawn 45% of their games here.
Nantes are in 5th place with 29 points and must have thoughts about finishing in a European place. Their form this season has been erratic and they have either looked very impressive or very poor, there is no in between when Nantes are concerned.
They lost the big derby game in their last match to Angers with that encounter finishing 2-1 but in general they are winning games and have won 3 of their last 5. Away from home Nantes they have just 1 win in their last 5 and have lost 5 games from 9. The good news is that they did win their last away match which was against Nimes by 1-0.
Saint-Etienne vs Nantes: Head to Head
- Last season Saint Etienne eased to a 3-0 win over Nantes.
- Nantes have not won at Saint Etienne in the last 15 years.
- There is a 60% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Saint-Etienne vs Nantes: Prediction
We don’t expect to see a vintage game of football and the ball could be in possession for most of the game in midfield. We wouldn’t be surprised if both teams just settled for the draw. Our main pick will be to see more goals in the 2nd half and we will also back the draw at half time. The game has the potential to open up more as legs get tired and some tactics go out of the window. These two teams are very equal with little between them and this game should reflect that.
Saint-Etienne vs Nantes: Bet Tips
Highest Scoring Half: 2nd half at 1.91 (10/11)
Half Time Result: A draw at 1.91 (10/11).