St. Etienne vs Nantes Predictions and Match Preview

St. Etienne vs Nantes
France- Ligue 1.
Date: Friday, 30 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (Saint-Étienne).

The Greens are 6th after 14 rounds are completed. They have won 6 of those games while losing only 3. Even though they have been scoring well with a total of 19 goals, their defense has let them down by conceding 18 goals.

The Saints are fresh from an away loss to Lyon in their last league match. A win in this game would possibly raise them to the 3rd position below Lyon. At present, the hosts are in a 2 match losing streak in all competitions. In the last 6 matches across all venues, they have 2 wins and the same number of defeats. Under 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of their recent 5 competitive fixtures.

But they are yet to lose at home. At present they are in a 2 match win streak at home in the league. Under 2.5 goals came in 3 of their last 5 home games. They never failed to hit the target in the last 5 games in front of their home crowd.

Nantes are 10th in the table with 5 losses and only 4 wins. They tend to draw more games, mostly due to their defensive weakness. A total of 19 goals have been conceded in their 14 matches, but in terms of scoring, they are better than their rivals for Friday.

The Canaries are on an unbeaten run in their last 6 competitive, matches. This run includes 4 wins on the trot. At present they are on a 2 match draw streak, both ending with a final score 1-1. The final score in 4 of their wins had over 2.5 goals in total.

In the last 5 games on the road, they have 2 wins and a loss. But they have not lost the recent 3 matches away from home. So with both teams performing well on their recent matches, we can possibly see a close game on Friday.

St. Etienne vs Nantes: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Etienne has 2 wins in the last 6 matches against Nantes.
  • The last time Nantes defeated this opposition was back in 2016.
  • Under 2.5 goals came in 4 of those previous 6 matches across all venues.
  • Nantes has not won at this venue against the hosts since 2000.
  • The hosts are unbeaten in this fixture at home for 9 matches, which includes a 6 match win streak.
  • Under 2.5 goals were scored in total in the last 5 h2h matches played in this ground.

St. Etienne vs Nantes: Prediction

Even though the visitors have not lost any of their last 3 away matches, when compared to the home form of the Saints it is nothing. The hosts have never lost any of their home games this league season and have won 5 of their 7 matches. On the back of a 2 match win streak at home, we can bet on a home win with 1.44 odd.

In 3 of the last 5 home games of St. Etienne the final score was below 2.5 goals. When they met in the last 5 competitive games, a similar score was produced. Thus a bet can be placed on a score of under 2.5 goals with 1.72 odd.

St. Etienne vs Nantes: Betting Tips

  • Home win @ 1.44 (4/9).
  • Under 2.5 goals @ 1.72 (5/7).