Nice vs Saint-Etienne: prediction for the Ligue 1 match
Last Saturday, Nice played in the final of the French Cup, reaching that stage after victories over PSG, Versailles and Cholet. But in the title match team was unable to withstand and suffered a defeat to Nantes in regular time.
After 35 rounds of Ligue 1 the Eaglets have 18 victories and seven draws, delivering 60 points and a 6th spot in the standings. In two previous rounds the Red-Blacks secured victories over Troyes (1:0) and Bordeaux (1:0).
Atal and Claude Maurice will miss the upcoming match.
Saint-Etienne completely failed the French Cup campaign, after a victory in the first round team suffered a defeat to Bergerac (0:1). After 35 rounds of Ligue 1 the Saints have seven victories and 10 draws, delivering 31 points and an 18th spot in the standings.
Team's weakest link is their defensive line, which allows two goals per game on average. In the previous round the White-Greens suffered an away defeat to Rennes (0:2). Hamouma, Boudebouz, Sakho and Moueffek are unavailable for the upcoming match.
This bet won in 3 of 5 latest matches of Nice
This bet played in 2 of 4 latest away matches of Nice
Hosts won 2 of 3 latest home matches
Both teams are extremely motivated for the upcoming match. In our opinion, hosts will have more chances today - southerners are looking great in the current season and are ready to seal a spot in European competitions. We are expecting the Gym to be in complete control of the game, they should be able to pick up the three points, which will help to get back into the Top-5.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1) on Nice
Both clubs will try to secure a victory tonight and a key to that is defense. Visitors have serious problems with their offensive game and teams are surely exhausted after a long season. We are expecting no more than one or two goals.
Our second bet is on total under 2,5 goals