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St Etienne will host visiting side Nîmes at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in this Ligue 2 tie on Saturday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the St Etienne v Nîmes match are shown here (including the best match odds).
St Etienne will be looking for an improved result here after the 2-1 Ligue 2 losing effort in their last game against Dijon.
The only scorer from St Etienne was Ayman Aiki (69'). Mickaël Le Bihan (29') and Bryan Soumaré (41') scored for Dijon.
St Etienne have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets recently, although they’ve also managed to hit the back of the net themselves. Looking at their last 6 games, St Etienne have been punished defensively in 6 of them in addition to managing to get on the scoresheet in 6 of those games.
Pre-game facts show that St Etienne:
- have not been beaten in the league by Nîmes in their last 11 matches. A decent run, indeed.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league matches.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of SM Caen in Ligue 2 competition, Nîmes will be hoping to turn things around here.
Godson Kyeremeh (93') scored for SM Caen.
The stats don’t lie, and Nîmes have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 8 goals in total. In defence, Nîmes can certainly do much better. Even so, we’ll just have to find out if that pattern might be sustained here in this game.
Head to head
A quick look at past results between these clubs stretching back to 01/04/2019 shows that these fixtures have not been kind to Nîmes. They have not been able to come away with any victories whatsoever whereas St Etienne have been too good for them, getting wins in 83% of those games where they have faced each other.
An aggregate of 16 goals were produced between them in this period, with 11 for Les Verts and 5 being from Les Crocodiles. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The previous league game between these clubs was Ligue 1 match day 31 on 04/04/2021 which ended up with the score at Nîmes 0-2 St Etienne.
On that occasion, Nîmes managed 53% possession and 14 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
St Etienne had 15 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Wahbi Khazri (23') and Denis Bouanga (66') scored.
The match was refereed by Thomas Leonard.
Team News: St Etienne
The St Etienne manager Laurent Battles will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this game owing to a completely healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: Nîmes
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad ready to go, the Nîmes boss Nicolas Usaï does not have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this game.
We’re inclined to think that St Etienne will more than likely score at least once when they face Nîmes, who may well struggle to score themselves.
We’re predicting a controlled 2-0 winning score for St Etienne by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (42,000)
Chairman: Bernard Caïazzo & Roland Romeyer
Manager: Laurent Battles
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 20