Saint-Etienne vs Nice
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 18th May 2019
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (Saint Etienne).
Last weekend was a big loss for Saint Etienne and it means they have probably blown 3rd place. At the same time the objective now is to hang on for 4th and they can confirm this and a Europa League place if they can beat Nice on Saturday.
Saint Etienne are lucky in the fact that they remain at home from their last game and get a second chance to get things right after losing 1-0 to Montpellier last weekend.
Saint Etienne have won 12 of their 18 games at home and form is good having picked up 12 points from their last available 15. Even though they failed to score in their last match they are not a goal shy team and remain dangerous.
Nice have climbed to 7th and have 53 points and the main reason that they are 9 points behind their hosts is because of all of the draws they have played out. Over 30% of Nice’s games have ended this way including their last two matches.
Away from home Nice are unbeaten in their last 3 games including drawing 1-1 at PSG and becoming only the second side this season to have taken points from the champions in Paris.
Saint-Etienne vs Nice: Head to Head
Earlier this season this game ended 0-0.
Last season this fixture ended 1-0 to Saint Etienne.
The last 6 meetings have a 100% record for under 2.5 goals.
Saint-Etienne vs Nice: Prediction
We can see this match being very close and we are going to back the draw for this one.
Saint Etienne will get their 4th place but they are facing a team in Nice who have become very hard to beat, not even PSG were able to break them down too much.
Nice are really playing for their manager and are in good confidence and work hard for one another.
St-Etienne really needed an easier team, and this is a tough game which could become physical.
Saint-Etienne vs Nice: Bet Tips
FT Result: Draw @ 4.00 (3/1)
Under 2.5 goals at 2.10 (11/10).