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Nice will be facing visiting team St Etienne at Stade Allianz Riviera in the Ligue 1 tie on Wednesday.
All Nice v St Etienne match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Nice will be wanting a better result here following a 0-1 Coupe De France defeat last time out to Nantes.
In that match, Nice managed 59% possession and 11 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. On the other side, FC Nantes got 13 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Ludovic Blas (47') scored for Nantes.
A recurring theme in more recent Nice games is the number of nil scores.
From their previous 6 clashes before this one, in 5 of them a wager on both teams scoring would've been a loser.
Coming into this clash, Nice have not been beaten in their last 5 league matches at home.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Rennes in Ligue 1 action, St Etienne and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, St Etienne had 27% possession and 8 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Stade Rennais FC got 13 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Lovro Majer (41', 84') scored for Rennes.
Demonstrating their penchant for fruitful matches, we’ve seen goals 28 times in the last 6 matches in which St Etienne have taken to the field, yielding a mean average of 4.67 goals per meeting. Opposing teams have got 19 of these goals. However, it remains to be seen if such a trend will persist in this game or not.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that St Etienne:
- are undefeated by Nice when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 5 league games.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head to head clashes going back to 16/12/2018 tells us that Nice have won 2 of them & St Etienne 3, with the tally of drawn games standing at 1.
An aggregate of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 8 from Les Aiglons and 10 belonging to Les Verts. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
The last league contest between these clubs was Ligue 1 match day 8 on 25/09/2021 which ended up with the score at St Etienne 0-3 Nice.
That time, St Etienne had 59% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target.
Nice had 14 shots on goal with 9 of them on target. Amine Gouiri (15'), Calvin Stengs (54') and Andy Delort (83') scored.
The referee was Amaury Delerue.
Team News: Nice
Youcef Atal (Shoulder Injury) and Alexis Claude-Maurice (Ankle Surgery) won’t be playing for Nice boss Christophe Galtier.
It looks as if Les Aiglons may well line up in a 4-4-2 formation in the match featuring Walter Benitez, Jordan Lotomba, Jean-Clair Todibo, Dante, Melvin Bard, Hichem Boudaoui, Mario Lemina, Pablo Rosario, Justin Kluivert, Andy Delort and Amine Gouiri.
Team News: St Etienne
With a completely healthy squad available to select from, the St Etienne boss Pascal Dupraz doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report ahead of this clash.
There’s a good chance that Les Verts appear most likely to begin the game with a 3-4-1-2 lineup, starting Paul Bernardoni, Harold Moukoudi, Eliaquim Mangala, Mickael Nade, Yvann Macon, Mahdi Camara, Zaydou Youssouf, Miguel Trauco, Ryad Boudebouz, Arnaud Nordin and Denis Bouanga.
We envisage that Nice are likely to see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
In contrast, St Etienne might well find it a difficult task to make a breakthrough but do we see them hitting back at some stage, too.
We’re therefore anticipating a controlled 3-1 margin for Nice when all’s said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Allianz Riviera (36,178)
Captain: Dante Bonfim Costa Santos
Chairman: Jean-Pierre Rivère
Manager: Christophe Galtier
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 5, Coupe De France (Final)
🔑 Star Player: Amine Gouiri
Normally taking up the Striker position, Amine Gouiri was born in Bourgoin-Jallieu, France. After having made a senior debut playing for Lyon in the 2017 - 2018 season, the skilful Forward has struck 10 league goals in the Ligue 1 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in a total of 35 appearances.