In the current Ligue 1 climate, Saint Etienne plays their 13th match trying to keep their slide from losing them a top 6 spot in the table, against a Lille club trying to climb out of relegation position. With only 2 wins and little more than home pitch advantage, can Lille will themselves out of the bottom of the League?
Lille – (2.40)
Saint Etienne – (3.10)
Draw – (3.10)
Goal Over/Under – 2.5
Over – (2.30)
Under – (1.60)
Both Teams to Score
Yes – (1.95)
No – (1.80)
Lille is coming into this fixture second from the bottom of the Ligue 1 table at 2-3-6, but are only one win away from climbing to 16th. They’re riding high off their second win, crushing the leagues worst Metz club 3-0, but unfortunately, don’t have the strongest home record. sitting at 1-2-4 at home, their last 4 matches with pitch advantage has left them at 0-2-2.
On a positive note, Lille has scored over half of their goals at home, but that only means 5 out of 9 goals, near the worst in the Ligue. At Stade Pierre-Mauroy their average goals for/goals against is 0.83/1.50, setting them at a consistent disadvantage.
Pepe and De Preville are their top scorers, combining for 4 of Lille’s 9; only 1 of those 4 have come at home. Four players have notched their only goals on their home pitch, but nothing leads to any specific player stepping up more than the other.
For Saint Etienne, they are in 6th position with no opportunity to advance with a win but instead are trying to defend their spot. Through 12 matches, they sit with a record of 5-3-4 but haven’t won a match in over a month, going 1-1-3 in their last 5. They have totaled 18 points through 12 matches, 5 points being Nantes but are in danger of dropping down three positions.
Away from Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint Etienne is middle of the Ligue with a record of 2-1-2. With only 3 of their 13 goals for and 5 of their 15 goals against coming away from home, they average an away score of 0.60 for and 1.00 against.
Similar to Lille, Saint Etienne’s top scorers don’t seem to perform well on the road. Bamba and Dabo have combined for 6 of Saint Etienne’s 13 goals but only have 1 away from their home pitch.
Even though 60% of their matches on the road has ended with them notching a clean sheet, Saint Etienne has allowed at least one goal in their last 5 matches.
Lille 1 – 1 Saint Etienne
With 50% of Lille and 40% Saint Etienne’s matches ending in more than 2.5 goals, and both clubs have had their issues at their respective home/away situations for this match. With Saint Etienne’s recent troubles keeping teams out of their goal, it’s up to Bamba to step up and bring his club a goal that will ultimately end the match in a draw.
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