Nice 6/5 to beat Saint-Etienne in Sunday’s Ligue 1 showdown
Competition: Ligue 1
Market: Nice win
Odds: 6/5 @ Bet 365
Two sides battling it for a Europa League spot this season, Nice will look to carry on their impressive form when they hist Saint-Etienne on Friday night.
Starting with the hosts, enjoying a very eye-catching rise up the Ligue 1 table, Nice will have their sights firmly set on securing European football for the Allianz Riviera. In their opening 16 matches, they have won seven, drawn four and lost five, scoring 12 and conceding 14 in return, only Montpellier and PSG can boast a better defensive record. With a points tally of 25, they sit just one point adrift of Friday’s visitors and a win could see them briefly jump into the top-four. As for their recent form, Nice are now unbeaten in their last seven matches across all competitions. More impressive, they have now recorded five Ligue 1 clean sheets on the bounce.
As for the visitors, while it was a very bright start for Saint-Etienne, a run that saw them flirting with the Champions League positions, they have hit their most difficult patch of the season. In their opening 16 games, they have won, seven, drawn five and lost four, scoring 24 and conceding 21 in return. While they may find themselves sat sixth in the Ligue 1 table, Saint-Etienne have now lost three of their last four matches across all competitions and also came crashing out of the Cup at the hands of Nimes last month. Also losing their last three away matches on the bounce, we’re backing a home victory on Friday night.
Bet: Nice 6/5 to beat Saint-Etienne in Sunday’s Ligue 1 showdown @ Bet 365