Saint Etienne vs Nice Match Info
Date: Saturday 18th May
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne
Saint Etienne vs Nice Match Stats
- Saint Etienne have won six of their last eight Ligue 1 matches
- OGC Nice meanwhile have lost only one of their last eight outings
- The reverse fixture ended 1-1 at the Allianz Riviera back in December
Saint Etienne vs Nice Head-to-Head
16/12/18 – Nice 1-1 Saint Etienne – Ligue 1
21/01/18 – Nice 1-0 Saint Etienne – Ligue 1
05/08/17 – Saint Etienne 1-0 Nice – Ligue 1
Recent Head-to-Head Record
Saint Etienne wins: 13
Nice wins: 16
Saint Etienne vs Nice Match Preview
Saint-Etienne go into the final two games of the French Ligue 1 campaign looking to confirm a spot in the Champions League for next season, although it’s looking unlikely with a four point gap to bridge between themselves and their arch-rivals Olympique Lyonnais in those two fixtures, but with PSG having won the Coupe de Ligue, a top five finish and thus a spot in the Europa League has already been confirmed for les Verts.
Having gone down 0-1 at the hands of Montpellier in front of their own supporters at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, the chances of making a long-awaited return to Europe’s premier competition, a tournament they reached the final of back in 1975/76. Can they at least put the pressure on les Gones by picking up three points here at odds of 8/15 with William Hill.
OGC Nice could still chase down Montpellier and earn a route back into European football in the Europa League themselves for next season but that does seem unlikely as they currently sit five points below La Paillade heading into these final two matches where they take on Saint Etienne and Monaco. They will be fairly happy with how things have gone this season though as they continue to progress under the management of Patrick Vieira.
Les Aiglons will be happy with the way they are ending the campaign too and they make the trip to the Massif Central on Saturday evening having lost only one of their last eight games, although four of those matches have ended tied including last weekend’s home fixture against Nantes. Chasing down that five point gap does seem unlikely but the visitors will be keen to put the pressure on at least with a win here at 11/2 with Bet365.
The bookmakers are expecting some goals in this game but we’re on the under 2.5 goals market. Under three goals have been scored in three of AS Saint Etienne’s last four Ligue 1 matches, whilst it seems like something of a banker in OGC Nice’s games given that it’s coming in on no fewer than 10 occasions in their last 11 Ligue 1 matches. You can back the same again here at a very tempting 11/10 with William Hill.
Saint Etienne vs Nice Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 11/10 with William Hill
Saint Etienne to win to nil @ 13/8 with Bet365
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