St Etienne will host visiting club Nice at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in the Ligue 1 meeting on Sunday.
View all St Etienne v Nice tips, stats and our pre-match poll below – as well as up-to-date odds.
St Etienne will be wanting a better result here after the 2-0 Ligue 1 loss in their previous game against RC Lens.
In that match, St Etienne had 34% possession and 2 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. RC Lens got 13 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Gaël Kakuta (15') and Florian Sotoca (81') scored for RC Lens.
An interesting trait of more recent St Etienne games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
Taking their previous sextet of matches before this one, in as many as 5 of them a wager on BTTS would’ve lost. However, we’ll just have to find out whether that pattern might be replicated in this next match or not.
Heading into this fixture, St Etienne are unbeaten in the league by Nice in their previous 3 matches.
Nice head into the match after a 2-1 Ligue 1 win in the defeat of Nantes in their previous game.
In that game, Nice managed 73% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. For Nice, goals were scored by Dante (27') and Khéphren Thuram (62'). FC Nantes got 11 shots on goal with 1 on target. Imran Louza (45') scored for Nantes.
Patrick Vieira’s Nice have found the back of the net 7 times in the course of their most recent 6 matches. The total of goals that have been scored against them during those matches equals 8.
Taking a look at their past results, Nice:
have not emerged victorious against St Etienne in games played away from home for the previous 3 matches in the league.
haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head clashes going back to 08/02/2017 shows that St Etienne have won 3 of them & Nice 2, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
A combined sum of 13 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 9 from Les Verts and 4 belonging to Les Aiglons. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.17.
Team News: St Etienne
St Etienne boss Claude Puel will be grateful to have no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match with a fully healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Nice
Owing to a completely healthy group available to select from, Nice manager Patrick Vieira does not have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this clash.
In our view, Nice are capable enough to put a goal past this St Etienne outfit, but that is unlikely to be as many as they will have scored against them.
Our selection here is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 win for St Etienne by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
What are the top odds for the game?
Looking at the betting prices for the match in the 90 minute result market, putting your money on St Etienne is best priced at 2.35, a wager on the draw is 3.44 and staking on a win for Nice gets you 3.25. Those are the best of the prices offered at present.