Saint-Etienne vs Nimes
French Ligue 1
Date: Monday 1st April 2019
Kick off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (Saint Etienne)
Saint Etienne and Nimes will come together in a match which could prove to be unpredictable and quite exciting. The home side are 5th but have lost 3 of their last 5 games and perhaps the recent break came at the right time for them, and they have been able to regroup.
Saint Etienne have 46 points and are just a point from 4th place and Marseille so they will have a lot of motivation in this game. Plus they did win their last game before the break and at home they have lost just 3 games this season. The problem for the club is that those 3 defeats have come in their last 4 home games as nervousness perhaps creeps into the teams plans to try and finish in a European place.
Nimes are in 11th place and have not won in 3 games, their last win coming against Dijon back in February. They are 10 points shy of a European place and have so many teams in front of them that finishing in one does not look realistic. Nevertheless they have had a fantastic season.
Away from home Nimes have lost 50% of their matches but what is telling is that they have lost 4 of their last 5 matches also and are nearly conceding 2 goals a game.
Saint-Etienne vs Nimes: Head to Head
The teams last played in the Coupe de la Ligue last November where Nimes won on penalties.
The last time the teams played in the league Saint Etienne won 2-0.
Saint-Etienne vs Nimes: Prediction
Nimes have really poor away form but at least the break would have meant regrouping again and trying to find a tactic to win a very tough fixture. Lose this and their European hopes would feel like they have been dashed.
On the other side we know of Saint Etienne’s qualities and we do feel they can win this match, we also think we will see goals and backing both teams to score seems like a logical choice here. If Saint Etienne are serious about finishing in the top 4, then it is games like this that they must win.
Saint-Etienne vs Nimes: Bet Tips
Saint Etienne to beat Nimes at 1.72 (8/11)
Both teams to score at 1.72 (8/11)