Lille vs St Etienne predictions ahead of Friday night’s Ligue 1 encounter. The home side are desperate for points after falling into the bottom three but the visitors have had a strong start to the campaign. Read on for our preview.
Lille vs St Etienne:Under 2.5 Match Goals
Lille vs St Etienne:St Etienne 2-0
Reason For Lille vs St Etienne Betting Tips:
The home side are in horrendous frame ahead of this Friday night’s experience, while the guests are in a superior position than anticipated following the initial dozen games of the campaign. Lille seem to be stuck in an unfortunate situation after winning only two of their 11 matches up until this point, leaving themselves in nineteenth position in the division.
In spite of getting experienced coach Marcelo Bielsa over the late spring, his appointment has not had the coveted impact and the side at this stage look as in the event that they will be in for a relegation battle. Following the current week’s game they face a keep running of matches in which they will hope to get back on track, with any semblance of recently advanced Amiens and Montpellier among the rivals. They are presently two points from safety yet unless they are able to put some type of results together, the team could be cut adrift before the Christmas break.
St Etienne meanwhile have had the inverse start to the season, and are riding high in sixth position on 18 points. Like various different sides around them in the table, they are not among the enormous scorers, but rather they have managed to win five and draw three of their games up until now. Regardless of whether they can maintain that frame remains to be seen, with no real stars in the squad to call upon.
The star player so far for the side in green and white has without a doubt been youthful striker Jonathan Bamba, who has indented four times in 10 appearances. On the off chance that he can keep up that sort of hot streak then St Etienne will unquestionably be at least capable of a best half complete come May.
We see this one being a low-scoring game so advise backing a wager of Under 2.5 match goals, while for our right score expectation, we are tipping St Etienne to win the experience 2-0.
In 33 past gatherings, Lille have won 16, St Etienne have won seven and 10 have been drawn.
Lille versus St Etienne Stats
Lille have lost three of their last seven Ligue 1 games against St Etienne (W2 D2), as many as in their past 26 (W13 D10).
Lille are unbeaten in their last 16 home Ligue 1 games against St Etienne (W10 D6), with their last misfortune coming in September 1993 (0-2).
Lille haven’t won two Ligue 1 games consecutively in a solitary campaign since April 2017 (v Guingamp and Montpellier).
Lille Team News
Lille’s only injury concern is goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama who is not expected to be available to play.
St Etienne Team News
On the injured list for St Etienne at present is winger Remy Cabella and veteran defender Loic Perrin.