St Etienne – Nice : Preview & Prediction
AS St Etienne have lost just one of their last eight Ligue 1 games (5 wins and 2 draws) at Stade Rennais (2-1) on 1 December after Da Silva’s winning goal in the additional time (90th + 3). This failure marks the first defeat of Claude Puel on the bench Etienne. Opposite, the OGCN won only 2 of their last 4 games (1 draw and 1 defeat) of the championship, as much as in the previous 9 days (1 draw and 6 losses). The Greens remained on 1 success in Nantes (3-2) and 2 draws at home against Montpellier (0-0) and against the Gantoise (0-0) in the Europa League. The infirmary Saint Etienne is emptying little by little, a good omen for the rest of the competition. The OGC Nice, which has taken 7 points in its last 3 receptions, travels on the other hand very badly now since the Aiglons are on 5 defeats of rank out of their bases, is their longest bad series since September-December 2013. The GYM will have a hard time scoring points in the Cauldron where the Greens have conceded only 2 defeats on 12 receptions in the league.
St Etienne won his last 3 direct confrontations against Nice at Geoffroy Guichard.
ASSE had crushed the OGCN on the score of 3 goals to 0 in the Cauldron last season.
ASSE is 9th only 2 points off the podium … An important victory against Nice.
OGCN is 12th with just 5 points clear of the relegation zone.
Nice has 6 defeats in its last 6 trips in all competitions.
St Etienne has managed a clean sheet 5 times in the last 8 days of Ligue 1.
The Greens, victorious OGCN 3 times in its last 3 receptions, will want to rebound against an opponent who chained defeats away from the Allianz Riviera in recent weeks.
St Etienne – Nice : Betting Tips
St Etienne – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70