St Etienne vs Nice prediction
St Etienne failed to actually be more competitive in their clash away to Rennes overall on the field, however, even so, they had the lead via Diony in the 19th minute and managed to remain with a draw result all the way till the last moments of the clash.
However, it was the home side that created far more and actually deserved the victory in the fourth minute of added time thanks to a goal from Da Silva.
St Etienne was standing too passive away from home in this game, probably being deserved even with a point here, but it didn't pay off to them this time.
The team now remains in the middle of the table, but with just two points less than third-placed Angers before the start of this round and could surely benefit from a victory in this one.
The hosts will miss suspended offensive midfielder Youssouf (13/0). Injured are right back Debuchy (11/1), central back Saliba (5/0), midfielder Cabaye (7/0) as well as forwards Khazri (12/1) and Abi (6/0) .
After two winless matches, players of Nice reacted much better in front of their own fans against Angers last weekend with a 3:1 result.
Even so, they stood behind in the scoreline in the 22nd minute but managed to equalize before the halftime whistle deservedly.
It was Nice who took the lead at the start of the second halftime, leaving the ball possession more to their opponents and remaining dangerous with the fast transition - finally sealing the victory thanks to a goal from Dolberg in the last minutes.
Away from home, the team has five consecutive defeats and surely wants to respond now, while they maintain only three points behind the Europa League zone before the start of the new round.
The guests will miss central defender Dante (10/1) due to suspension. They also can't count at central backs Herelle (7/2) and Pelmard (10/0). Doubtful is midfielder Walter (1/0) coming off from injury.
St Etienne remains a slight favorite and could get the victory, however, Nice does seem more concrete in recent matches in the attack.
The guests do have five defeats on the road in a row, however, do have far bigger potential than that and it's about the time to show it.
St Etienne vs Nice betting tips
Both teams to score (Stake: 8)Odds: 1.90 at Bet365
Result: 4-1 WON (+7.2 units)
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