St Etienne v Nantes predictions- Two teams in contrasting form meet this Sunday in Ligue 1 when St Etienne host high-flying Nantes. The home side have fallen into the bottom half of the table following a terrible run in which they have not won for eight games. They have lost six of those matches and look to be struggling for goals and also struggling to keep opposing sides from scoring against them.
On Tuesday they were soundly beaten by Bordeaux 3-0 and their next few matches look to be hugely difficult ahead of the upcoming winter break, which is now just three weeks away. It follows such a bright start to 2016/17 in which St Etienne were as high as fourth in the division for a brief period. One bright spot is the form of young striker Jonathan Bamba who has so far notched five goals in 13 matches. He will need to stay fit if St Etienne are to turn around their form, with only two other strikers getting a goal so far this campaign.
St Etienne v Nantes predictions
Nantes, under the management of former Leicester City and Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri, are back up to 5th in the table following an excellent 1-0 win over Ligue 1 champions Monaco in mid-week. Nantes are now just three points behind Monaco after 15 matches and against all expectations, Ranieri’s team could well have a good chance of qualifying for the European places come May. That would be a big turnaround for a side who were not thought to be capable of finishing higher than mid-table.
We see there being goals in this game, with Nantes in confident mood and St Etienne desperate for a win. Our advice is to back a Both Teams To Score Bet in the match, while for our correct score prediction, with the hosts in such poor form, we think that Nantes will win 2-1. Have I left something out in this St Etienne v Nantes predictions article?