In fourth place, AS Saint-Étienne reached the final table of the French Ligue 1 this summer. This was the best result since the last runner-up in 1982.
St. Etienne vs Nice Free Betting Tips
A final result, with the French record champions, with ten titles still leading in front of Paris, Monaco, Marseille and Lyon, also returned to the Europa League, where the preliminary round in Group I, however, is already sealed.
All the more the focus of the Verts is now again on the league, where currently stands a rather sobering ninth place in the table. But it does not look much better with the guests of the Côte d’Azur. Les Aiglons travel only as twelfth to St.-Étienne.
Accordingly, St. Etienne against Nice is according to the odds of bookmakers still in the role of favorites, although the Sainté only had to accept a setback on Sunday in the 1: 2 defeat at Rennes again.
Meanwhile, Le Gym secured a 3-1 home win over Angers on Saturday, ending a period of weakness with only one win out of nine games, which will certainly feed into the prediction for St. Etienne against Nice.
Nevertheless, the momentum under new coach Claude Puel has been one point too big for us to overvalue the away defeat of the Verts in Rennes. Rather, we believe that it is now up for the Sainté and therefore rely on Tip 1 at St. Etienne against Nice.
St. Etienne – Statistics & Current Form
The French record champions have been quite turbulent in the last six months. Only Jean-Louis Gasset ended the extremely successful cooperation at the end of the season in 2019 and then also returned several top performers who were instrumental in the best final placement for a long time involved, the traditional club back.
For example, Yann M’Vila, who had publicly threatened to leave if Gasset did not stay, left the departure of William Salib, Rémy Cabella, Habib Maiga, Neven Subotic and Jorginho.
In particular, because only a quarter of the transfer proceeds in the amount of approximately 45 million euros was reinvested in new staff. Most of it in Denis Bouanga by Nimes Olympique.
The 24-year-old left winger was initially shattered as a bad buy, as he came under Gasset successor Ghislain Printant barely worth the rush. But at the latest, after Printant after a completely messed up start to the season already Claude Puel took over the scepter in early October, it is not only for Bouanga, but also for the entire team again.
The attacker scored four goals in six games under Claude Puel for ASSE, giving the coach, who had a perfect start to the French record champions 1-0 at home to Olympique Lyon, an overall very positive record.
In Ligue 1 he remained unbeaten in the first six competitive games (four wins, two draws) and in the Europa League played the Sainté under his leadership three times draw. This is the preliminaries out of sealed here, but nine games to debut without defeat can definitely be seen.
A series that tore at Stade Rennes on Sunday, December 1, 2019, although the first defeat by the late goal in the third minute of stoppage time was unlucky and should not necessarily influence the tip at St. Etienne against Nice.
There is still a strong series in the French record champions, who also lost at home in the Stade Geoffroy – Guichard only one of the seven home games in Ligue 1.
Although it was recently against Nice not too intoxicating for ASSE, but with Claude Puel now just that coach controls the team, the “Le Gym” between 2012 and 2016 even four years supervised and therefore knows very well.
Best scorers in the league:
🏆 Denis Bouanga (5 goals)
🏆 Romain Hamouma (3 goals)
Expected formation of St. Etienne:
➠ Ruffier – Kolodziejczak – Perrin – Moukoudi – Trauco – Palencia – M’Vila – Youssouf – Bouanga – Hamouma – Diony
Last matches of St. Etienne:
⚽️ 01.12.2019 – Rennes Vs. AS St. Etienne 2: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 28.11.2019 – AS St. Étienne Vs. Gent 0: 0 (Europa League)
⚽️ 24.11.2019 – AS St. Étienne Vs. 0-0 (Montpellier) (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 10.11.2019 – FC Nantes vs. AS St. Etienne 2: 3 (Ligue 1)
Nice – Statistics & Current Form
After the OGC Nice gradually became one of France’s top clubs under Claude Puel and Lucien Favre and was even allowed to play in the UEFA Champions League play-offs in 2017/18, normality returns to the Côte d’Azur these days.
Eighth place in the 2017/18 season under Lucien Favre was almost held in the following season under Patrick Vieira, as “Le Gym” also with 15 wins, but two draws more in the account this summer was seventh.
Because of the surprising cup wins of Strasbourg and Rennes that was clearly not enough for participation in a European competition, yet celebrated the World and European champion a very good start on the bench.
Thanks to his charisma, “Les Aiglons” celebrated a series of coups on the transfer market this summer. First of all, almost all top performers could be held. Only Allan Saint-Maximin went to the Premier League to Newcastle.
Nice won the bid for 21-year-old striker Kasper Dolberg from Ajax Amsterdam and also helped promising talents such as 18-year-old Khéphren Thuram, 20-year-old Stanley Nsoki and 19-year-old Hichem Boudaoui to fly to the Côte d’Azur.
Players with enormous development potential, who sometimes need time, which was clear to all involved. All the more important that the team gets enough time to grow together, which is of course only given when “Le Gym” plays in the haze of international slots.
Although the Aiglos are currently only in twelfth place, it is in fact only three points behind fourth place. But: the ice is correspondingly thin. Even before the weekend, when Angers had an important 3-1 win, “Le Gym” was still in 16th place.
All the bigger will be the result pressure of the Aiglons, who nevertheless have a decisive advantage: After Patrick Burner, who was recently suspended after being sent off in Lyon, is again eligible to play, Patrick Vieira has all 27 players of the first team at his disposal. Not a single player from OGC Nice is currently injured. The coach can therefore draw on the full.
Best scorers in the league:
🏆 Wylan Cyprien (4 goals)
🏆 Kasper Dolberg (4 goals)
Expected lineup of Nice:
➠ Benítez – N’Soki – Sarr – Dante – Atal – Cyprien – Melou – Lusamba – Maolida – Ounas – Dolberg
Last matches of Nice:
⚽️ 30.11.2019 – OGC Nice vs. Angers 3: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 23.11.2019 – Lyon vs.. OGC Nice 2: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 08.11.2019 – OGC Nice vs. Girondins Bordeaux 1: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 03.11.2019 – OGC Nice vs. Stade Reims 2: 0 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 30.10.2019 – Le Mans Vs. OGC Nice 3: 2 (Coupe de la Ligue)
St. Etienne vs Nice Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Head to head: 23 – 12 – 22
So far, there have been 57 clashes between AS Saint-Étienne and OGC Nice, and the resulting head-to-head record is largely balanced. Thus, the ASSE leads only slightly with 23 wins ahead of the 22 games won by “Le Gym”, while only twelve draws round off the direct comparison.
The most recent meeting on 18 May 2019 at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard clearly went to the hosts, who sent Aiglons home 3-0. Previously, however, the encounter was mainly in the hands of “Le Gym”.
Thus, the Verts could not win six of their last eight games against the OGC Nice and also lost two of their last four home games.
St. Etienne vs Nice Free Betting Tips
At St. Etienne versus Nice, our prediction is influenced only slightly by last weekend, which was a turning point for both teams. So had the French record champions in the tenth competitive match under Claude Puel suffered the first defeat.
Meanwhile, Nice Angers defeated 3-1 at home and climbed from 16th to 12th in the Ligue 1 table. Another threesome at the beginning of this English week and “Le Gym” could even return within reach of the international starting places.
Nevertheless, we believe that the Sainté continues its latest series for two reasons. Firstly, Claude Puel knows the guests from the Côte d’Azur best from four years as coach there between 2012 and 2016. And secondly, the young Aiglons lost in Ligue 1 five of the last six away games.
Key Facts – St. Etienne vs Nice tips
🔎 St. Etienne clearly won their last match at home 3-0 against Nice
🔎 Nice lost five of the last six away games in Ligue 1
🔎 St. Etienne conceded an unlucky 1-2 defeat at Rennes this weekend – the first defeat of Claude Puel’s tenth competitive game
Accordingly, we find the highest possible value at St. Etienne against Nice in Tip 1, especially as the Verts have lost at home in the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard only a single game of the season – a 0-1 against Metz, which dates back to the September.
For the next home win of the Sainté, odds of up to 2.40 are available at St. Etienne against Nice, which, mathematically speaking, also has a positive expectation and provides a good balance between risk, probability of occurrence and profitability.
Competition: Ligue 1
Bet Tip: St. Etienne (1)