Saint-Etienne v Nice Betting Tips: 1, 2019-05-18

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SAINT-ETIENNE v NICE
Ligue 1
Saturday 18th May 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: Saint-Etienne win
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.61 (odds taken at 00:58 GMT, 18 May 2019)

The Ligue 1 action continues with 4th placed Saint-Etienne taking on 7th placed Nice as the betting tips continue at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard wiht the hosts still looking to claim a last-gasp Champions League qualifier spot.

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Saint-Etienne Prediction

Saint-Etienne occupy 4th place in the French top flight and hold a 4-point cushion ahead of 5th placed Montpellier, but they’re also 4 points adrift of Lyon, and with 2 matches remaining of the season, the hosts may still fancy their chances of stealing the Champions League qualifying berth.

The hosts have lost just 1 of their last 8 matches overall in the French top flight which was a surprise 1-0 loss at home to Montpellier last time out, but having won 6 of these last 8 matches, Saint-Etienne will be confident that they can return to winning ways against Nice on Saturday night.

Saint-Etienne possess a pretty solid home record of 12-2-4 31/14 despite some recent defeats to PSG, Lille and Montpellier, and a recent 3-match winning streak against Nimes, Bordeaux and Toulouse have kept them in the hunt for a top three finish.

Forwards Khazri (13 goals), Beric (7 goals) and Diony (5 goals) should ensure a positive result for Saint-Etienne this evening.

 

Saint-Etienne v Nice Both teams to score
Yes1.80
No1.95

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Nice Prediction

7th placed Nice have apparently very little to play for as they make their way over to face Saint-Etienne on Saturday night, trailing this evening’s opponents, Saint-Etienne, and the last remaining European spot by a 9-point margin ahead of the penultimate fixture in Ligue 1.

Nice have produced some solid results in recent weeks as the visitors have suffered just 1 defeat out of their last 8 matches overall in the French top flight. which was a 1-0 loss at home to lowly Caen.

The visitors have collected wins against Dijon, Montpellier and Guingamp in recent times but 4 draws within this 8-match sequence have held Nice back from making a really serious challenge for a top four finish in Ligue 1.

Switching to results away form home though, and you can see why Nice aren’t challenging for the European spots as an away record of 5-7-6 11/18 includes just 1 away win from their last 11 matches on their travels, which was a 1-0 win at second from bottom club, Dijon.

 

Key-Facts – Lyon v Caen

  • Saint-Etienne have lost just 1 of their last 8 matches overall in the French top flight
  • Nice have won just 1 of their last 11 matches on the road in Ligue 1
  • Saint-Etienne have won their last 2 encounters at home against Nice

 

Betting Tips Verdict

Saint-Etienne still have plenty to play for and should account for a poor-travelling Nice outfit here, as the hosts press for a place in next season’s Champions League.


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