Nimes – Saint Etienne, Ligue 1 Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR NIMES - SAINT ETIENNE
After the strong start of the season and the impressive victory over Marseille, Nimes entered in a serious bad shape. The crocodiles scored a lot of goals, but lately this is not the case, and there’s big drought in this aspect. Only 1 goal scored in the last 5 games and no victory in them. This means they have currently only 1 point more than the 1st team in the danger zone. They had tough games with Montpellier and Lyon away from home, but at home they made zero-zero draws with Guingamp and Reims. However, it is important to note that Guingamp and Reims came for the point and played quite defensively. Something that Saint. Etienne will not do. Now is the time for the hosts to regain their confidence, but they certainly have a serious test in the face of the greens who have only 2 losses.
Saint Etienne recorded only their second loss before 2 rounds against Lille with 1-3 as a guest, and in the last round they could not win again and made 1-1 with Rennes at home. They are now obliged to defeat Nimes, who are not in a very good shape and if they do, they will level their points with the third and fourth, Montpellier and Marseille respectively. Greens usually do well against teams under them in the standings, but have only 1 clean sheet as a guest and in their last 3 visits they have conceded 9 goals.
This year Saint Etienne defeated Nimes with 2-0t home, but for the Cup of France. Previous the matches between these team were over 13 years ago. Right now, Saint Etienne is a favorite, because of the shape and class of the team, but Nimes is a host, which will be their advantage. Usually the Friday matches that open the new round in France are quite interesting and now we will hardly see these boring draws of Nimes, which they recorded in their last two home games. Despite the big drought, we think Nimes has enough potential to score at least one goal vs Saint Etienne, because the match will be open and Subotic is probably out for the greens. Saint Etienne is unlikely to lose and they will certainly score a goal, too. Prediction: BTTS at 1.80. Our other forecast is Saint Etienne 0.0 AH at 1.93.
NIMES TEAM NEWS
Diallo (6/0 M) is injured
SAINT ETIENNE TEAM NEWS
Subbotic (9/0 D) is under serious question. The same goes for Silva (6/1 D)