Lille (@2.15) vs St Etienne (@3.25)
20-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Lille will win

Lille – St Etienne Match Prediction | 20-08-2019

Lille are 5 points clear of 3rd and will want to maintain that to automatically qualify for next seasons Champions League. Their last game ended in a 1-0 win over Dijon. The club are unbeaten in their last 5 games and have won 11 points from their last 15 available.

Saint-Etienne occupy 8th position in the standings ahead of the last day of the season, but a win over Lille could see them finish the 2017/2018 campaign in fifth position in the table. Les Verts have been producing fine performances at home this season and we predict that they are going to pick up all three points from Saturdays football match. As a result, les Verts will not represent France in European competitions next season, but, taking everything into account, they are enjoying a successful season. Les Dogues, on the other hand, secured yet another top flight survival thanks to three consecutive wins over the likes of Metz, Toulouse and Dijon and, no doubt, coach Christophe Galtier can breathe easier ahead of the trip to Saint-Etienne. Saint-Etienne were on the verge of sharing the spoils with Monaco at Stade Louis II at the weekend, but les Rouges et Blancs eventually scored a late winner and picked up all three points from the match.

Lille, who currently occupy the 10th spot, will look to climb over a well-rounded Saint Etienne side who sit four places above them in 6th. Both teams have made relatively decent starts to their league campaigns with Lille having won at home and lost away whilst Saint Etienne drawing at home and winning away. The penultimate Ligue 1 round 3 fixture, features Lille who host Saint Etienne at the Stade Pierre Mauroy.

Saint-Etienne were on the verge of sharing the spoils with Monaco at Stade Louis II at the weekend, but les Rouges et Blancs eventually scored a late winner and picked up all three points from the match. Les Verts have been producing fine performances at home this season and we predict that they are going to pick up all three points from Saturdays football match. As a result, les Verts will not represent France in European competitions next season, but, taking everything into account, they are enjoying a successful season. Les Dogues, on the other hand, secured yet another top flight survival thanks to three consecutive wins over the likes of Metz, Toulouse and Dijon and, no doubt, coach Christophe Galtier can breathe easier ahead of the trip to Saint-Etienne. Saint-Etienne occupy 8th position in the standings ahead of the last day of the season, but a win over Lille could see them finish the 2017/2018 campaign in fifth position in the table.

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Their 6-3 demolition at the hands of Dijon was an absolute embarrassment for Jean-Louis Gasset and his men and this has really scuppered the teams confidence as a result. Saint-tienne have only won two of their last eight matches as their form has fallen off a cliff with a series of disappointing results really outlining the lax performances they have put in recently.

The pacey winger born in Alfortville (France) on March 26, 1996, has been playing for les Dogues ever since, but he has yet to earn a cap for the French national team. Following his loan spells with Paris, Sint-Truiden and Angers, Jonathan Bamba joined Lille in the summer of 2018. Nonetheless, Jonathan Bamba has 12 caps with France U21 in which he scored four goals for les Tricolores.

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A week later he made his first start for les Pitchouns in a 2-0 loss to Saint Etienne. The 182-cm-tall left back made his Toulouse debut on 15 September, 2007 against Marseille, coming from the bench in the second half of the match. In 1996 Toulouse scouts spotted him and he soon joined the French team. Born in Toulouse on 23 July, 1988, Cheikh MBengue started his youth career at FA Roques.

Saint-Etienne won 9 matches. In 4 (80.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals. Below the text is a list of the direct games. In 4 (100.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. Below you will find a lot of statistics that make it easier Predict the result for a match between both teams. In 3 (75.00%) matches in season 2019 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals. Teams Lille Saint-Etienne played so far 38 matches.Lille won 19 direct matches. In 5 (100.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.47 goals per Match.Lille in actual season average scored 1.22 goals per match. Saint-Etienne average scored 1.63 goals per match in season 2019. 10 matches ended in a draw.

Highlighted Team (Lille):

Lyon are hot on their tail and with Lilles recent drop in form, they could risk falling out of 2nd place if Christophe Galtiers men dont get some big results in their coming games. Nicolas Pepe hasnt netted in his last four games which is quite the concern due to him being their top scorer and as a result the teams has slightly struggled.

Both teams are extremely evenly matched and in strong positions on the league table however we feel that the onus here falls on Lille, to perform in front of its home crowd and get the three points and that factors in to make them Slight favorites for this match. Additionally, Lille is unbeaten at home to Etienne in their last 5 meetings. A total of 26 goals were scored in these 10 matches, giving us an average of 2.6 goals being generated per match. Head to head favor Lille, whove won 5 of the previous 10 games between the two teams with Etienne winning 3 and the remaining 2 ending in a draw.

Lille might be favourites to win this game, but they are coming up against a strong opponent. For smaller stakes we will back the correct score which always give us very good value. This will be a very interesting game where we expect it to start slow like a game of chess and explode in the second half. Our bet here will be to see both teams share the spoils and get a point each.