Day 20 of the Ligue 1 in France opens at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, when Lille receives Saint-Étienne.
Both teams come with a high morale after winning their respective games for the 32nd of the Coupe de France last weekend, both 4-1 against opponents of lower rank.
Those led by Patrick Collot arrive in a decent way to this date, the Lille cast has added 10 points from the last 15 possible, where he has barely lost a game, which has allowed him to climb to 12th position with 21 points , With two points ahead of the downhill teams.
It is true that the team started their campaign badly at home, losing four games, but this has been changing and so are unbeaten since mid-November and hope to continue holding him against Saint-Étienne.
Meanwhile, Christophe Galtier’s runners-up are eighth, five points more than Lille, although his performance has been very uneven with a series of losses and draws and some victories.
The evil of this team is playing away from home, where in their 9 children have lost 4 of them, which includes losing their last two against Rennes and one painful against the Colero of Ligue 1, as is Lorient; And is that, although it adds 26 points, only 9 were achieved at home, ie less than a 40% return.
History says that St Etienne has not beaten Lille in the last 12 games at the Lille field for 15 years, and even the last time the teams played here was almost two years ago where Lille won 1-0. And if we have to be more global, of the last 10 meetings in the general, Lille has 5 wins, St Etienne 3 and the other two were ties.
Thus, we believe that we expect a game quite fight, but where we rely on the local factor, Lille does not know defeats four dates in all competitions where three of them were victories, on the contrary Saint-Étienne is a bad visitor, Already it demonstrated before the colero and now before a Lille that comes in rise we believe that it can happen it; Therefore, the value of the odds offered by bookmakers, the alternative of No Tie in favor of Lille, paints as the best, every time, that in case of finishing the game equaled, we are returned the bet.
Lille: Enyeama, Civelli, Palmieri, Corchia, Soumaoro, Sankhare, Amadou, Sliti, Rony Lopes, Éder, Benzia.
Saint-Etienne: Maisonnial, Théophile Catherine, Lacroix, Malcuit, M’Bengue, Dabo, Pajot, Veretout, Monnet-Paquet, Søderlund, Hamouma.