Ligue 1 – Saint-Étienne at home to Nice

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ASSE at home against Nice – Saturday – 5:00pm GMT – The Stade Geoffroy Guichard.

Seventh placed Nice will travel to the Stade Geoffroy Guichard, hopeful of rampage, as they face nineteenth placed ASSE.

Saint-Étienne require a positive result, as Nice go to the Stade Geoffroy Guichard

Is this to be the game where ASSE to put a halt to their recent record of poor results? They go into this fixture on the back of two recent defeats to AS Mónaco and Bordeaux.

When you suffer four defeats in the last four meetings, it should come as no surprise that your team is very much struggling at the bottom of the League. But that is the situation that ASSE find themselves in. With nineteenth, they currently sit three points in the League drawn three meetings and lost four matches.

Playing at home, ASSE have drawn two fixtures and lost one game.

A win in this fixture would take Saint-Étienne’s points to 6 in the League.

Going into Saturday’s game, Claude Puel without two of his players, due to illness or injury.

With the Ligue 1 season well into its stride, Nice have managed to gain 10 points

Christophe Galtier will know at the end of this next match, whether Nice’s season is back on track, having lost their last fixture and drawn against AS Mónaco before that.

Nice keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last five games is astonishing this season. Their position is seventh in the League, and they have 10 points having won three meetings, drawn two matches, and lost one game.

Nice will travel to ASSE with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with two victories.

Winning this fixture will see Nice on 13 points.

Good atacking and defensive team

Nice have shown a consistency in defence, having only conceded three goals in their previous matches. Nice will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (12). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Kasper Dolberg (4), Amine Gouiri (4), and Hicham Boudaoui (2).

Nice are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Christophe Galtier is concerned that Saturday’s fixture could see him without four of his key players

Saint-Étienne v Nice – Head-to-Head.

The recent form between these two sides has seen Nice with a greater number of wins. In the last 43 meetings, they have enjoyed 19 wins, to ASSE’s 16 wins. In addition, Nice have been hugely successful away to ASSE of late, winning 16 meetings times in the last nine. The last time both teams met in this competition was January 2021 and the score line ended up with a 0-1 away win for The Eagles.

The match odds suggest a 44.44 percent probability of a Nice win.