Lille and Saint-Etienne will square off at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Saturday afternoon, with both looking to continue their impressive Ligue 1 campaign. Lille won 3-0 at home against Marseille thanks to a brace from Jonathan Bamba and another goal from Nicolas Pepe. Meanwhile, St. Etienne managed a comfortable 2-0 home victory against Monaco, with Wahbi Khazri scoring a brace. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Lille have been a much stronger team this season than in the previous Ligue 1 campaign. They were beaten 1-0 on the road at Bordeaux last week, but bounced back with a comfortable 3-0 home victory against Marseille at the weekend. Lille now sit second in the standings with 16 points to their name after eight rounds, although they are eight points adrift of the current leaders PSG.
St. Etienne have also been in great shape this season, having lost just once in their opening eight league outings. Les Verts are currently on a three-game winning streak in Ligue 1, including an excellent 2-0 home victory against Monaco at the weekend. Saint-Etienne currently lie 4th in the league table tied on 15 points with 3rd-placed Montpellier.
Lille have been fantastic on home soil this season and we back them to secure another victory here. Our betting tips and predictions fancies Lille to win at odds 2.10.
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Lille have won each of their opening four home games in Ligue 1 this season. Furthermore, Les Dogues are undefeated in their last 14 home meetings with St. Etienne in Ligue 1, winning nine in the process. Les Verts, on the other hand, were on a three-game winless streak on the road prior to their 2-3 victory at Toulouse last time out in Ligue 1. Our preview expect Lille to win at odds 2.10.
Lille to win at odds 2.10
Lille vs Saint-Etienne Draw at odds 3.20
Saint-Etienne to win at odds 3.60
Correct Score odds
Lille have been amazing on home soil this season, scoring eleven goals and conceding just two in four league fixtures. St. Etienne, on the flip side, have also netted at least two goals in each of their last three league outings. We fancy goals at both ends, so our correct score anticipate Lille to win 2-1 at odds 9.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Lille to win 2-1 at odds 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
We should be able to see goals in this one, as these two sides have been involved in high-scoring affairs of late. Three of Lille’s last four league outings have ended with over 2.5 goals. Meanwhile, St. Etienne have netted seven goals in their most recent three league fixtures. In addition, three of the last four games between these two have seen more than three goals. Our total goals prediction fancies over 2.5 goals at odds 2.04.
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First Goalscorer odds
Nicolas Pepe has been omnipresent for Lille throughout the season, helping the team with five goals and three assists in his eight league appearances. The 23-year-old striker has also played a vital part in Lille’s performance last season, scoring 13 goals in 36 appearances. Our first goalscorer prediction is Nicolas Pepe at odds 5.50.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Nicolas Pepe at odds 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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