Lille vs Saint Etienne Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Very good football game on Friday night in the Ligue 1 when Lille welcomes Saint Etienne. Lately both teams play strong and aggressive football but they are not in top form. This game is going to be a true football fight for the points and we expect lots of midfield duels and fouls.
Lille are not in top form and they are 19th placed teams in the Ligue 1. They have failed to win in the last five home games and all players are highly motivated to win some points on Friday night. Lille have hit the back of the net in just two of their six home matches this season. They will try to score this time and it is imperative against St Etienne, but also their main objective will be to keep a clean sheet. The hosts have taken five points from a possible 18 at Stade Pierre-Mauroy so far this campaign.
On the other side Saint Etienne play solid football this season but currently they are not in fine fettle. Saint Etienne have failed to score in their last 3 matches and they have to play much better in attack if want to win points on this match. St Etienne have scored just two goals in the last four away games in Ligue 1.
When it comes to their mutual encounters Lille have much better records. Lille have won 16 of the last 33 previous meetings, while on the other side St Etienne have won seven. Also Lille have very good records in home meetings with Saint Etienne and they are undefeated in last 16 home meetings with St Etienne. Read our betting preview and make right decision on Friday.
Lille don't have lots of missing players for the match. Rominigue Kouame is injured, while Edgar Ié is suspended and both will not play for sure. Adama Soumaoro is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
On the other side Saint Etienne have several missing players for the match. Rémy Cabella is injured and he can't play. Hernani and Léo Lacroix are suspended and they also will not play on Friday night. Assane Diousse, Romain Hamouma, Cheikh M'Bengue and Gabriel Silva are doubtful for the match. All other players are ready for the match.
Possible starting lineups
Lille: Maignan; Ballo-Toure, Alonso, Amadou, Malcuit; Maia, Mendes; Araujo, Bahlouli, Ghazi; Pepe
Saint Etienne: Ruffier; Janko, Theophile-Catherine, Perrin, Gabriel; Dabo, Selnaes, Pajot; Bamba, Diony, Monnet-Paquet
Lille vs Saint Etienne Prediction
We expect one tough football game and a true football fight for the points. Both teams will play aggressive from the first minute and their main objective for the match will be strong playing in defense line. Lille are not in top form but they play in front of their fans and they are highly motivated to win some points. They like to play with focus on defending, and usually play with under 2.5 goals scored. On the other side Saint Etienne play in better form, but they can't be a favorites to win points here. Both teams will play very cautious and we don't expect lots of scoring chances here.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Lille vs Saint Etienne Prediction: Under 2.5 goals scored. If the hosts succeed to keep a clean sheet then they will win, because we expect from them to score exactly one goal. Our second betting pick for the match is 1st half time Draw. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.