Nantes host Saint-Etienne at the Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau on Saturday afternoon, with both aiming to return to winning ways in Ligue 1. Nantes have suffered a narrow 1-0 away loss at Angers on Sunday, with Vahid Halilhodzic’s men conceding the goal in the stoppage time. Meanwhile, Saint-Etienne threw away a one-goal lead following Romain Hamouma’s early strike to succumb to a 1-2 home loss against Lyon. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
After two consecutive victories at the beginning of the year, Nantes have once again returned to losing ways. They have lost each of their last three league fixtures, including a 1-0 away defeat at Angers this weekend. This leaves them only 14th in the Ligue 1 table, just six points clear of the bottom three. The positive thing is that Nantes have been pretty solid on home soil this season, having lost just two of their last ten competitive outings.
On the other hand, Saint-Etienne’s four-game winning run across all competitions ended at the weekend as they lost 1-2 at home against Lyon. However, despite the loss they still sit 4th in the Ligue 1 table, just one point behind third-placed Lyon. Away from home, St. Etienne haven’t been very convincing throughout this campaign, but they are now unbeaten in three competitive trips.
Nantes haven’t been at their best of late, but they looked more than decent on home soil this season. They should be able to get a positive result from this one, especially against a Saint-Etienne side that have struggled on the road throughout this campaign. Our betting tips and predictions fancies Nantes Draw No Bet at odds 1.83.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Nantes Draw No Bet at odds 1.83[/bet_tip_now]
Nantes were on a six-game unbeaten streak at home prior to their 0-1 loss against Rennes. On the contrary, Saint-Etienne have only won three of their last ten competitive trips, while losing five. In addition, St. Etienne only managed to win once in their last four visits to Nantes in Ligue 1. Our preview expect Nantes Draw No Bet at odds 1.83.
Nantes to win at odds 2.55
Nantes vs Saint-Etienne Draw at odds 3.20
Saint-Etienne to win at odds 2.80
Correct Score odds
Nantes’ most recent three league outings have ended with the 1-0 scoreline. However, at home, they did well to score at least two goals in four of their last seven competitive games. Saint-Etienne, on the flip side, have conceded in eight of their last ten competitive trips, but they did well to score in each of these. Our correct score prediction anticipate Nantes to win 2-1 at odds 10.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Nantes to win 2-1 at odds 10.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Six of Nantes’ last eight home games across all competitions has seen more than three goals. Meanwhile, Saint-Etienne have netted seven goals in their most recent two competitive trips. In addition, the most recent two league meetings between these two have ended with over 2.5 goals. Our total goals prediction would back over 2.5 goals at odds 2.20.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goal odds and predictions:”]Over 2.5 goals at odds 2.20[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Emiliano Sala was Nantes’ top scorer before joining Cardiff this month. However, the player has disappeared when he was flying to Cardiff this week and the plane hasn’t been found yet. After his departure, Gabriel Boschilia remains the team’s top scorer with four goals and four assists under his belt.. Our first goalscorer prediction is Gabriel Boschilia at odds -.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Emiliano Sala at odds -[/bet_tip_now]
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