FC Nantes vs. Saint-Etienne 9/20/20 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
FC Nantes 1-1-1, Saint-Etienne 3-0-0
9/20/20 11 am
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FC Nates is hosting Saint-Etienne at Stade de la Beaujoire in round 4 in the French Ligue 1.
Nantes has had an excellent preseason and the start of the season, but after 2 games without a loss in the Ligue 1, Nantes has lost in their latest match against Monaco on the road. Nantes has had 43% of ball possession in that match, 2 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 80% of the correct passes. After losing 1-0 at the half time, Nantes was able to tie the score in the 61st minute. Just 4 minutes later, Nantes has conceded another goal, and they ended up losing this match 2-1. With 4 points, 3 scored goals, and 3 conceded goals, Nantes is in 13th place in the standings. Louza, Andrei, and Blas have each scored 1 goal for Nantes so far this season. Coco and Appiah each have 1 assist so far. Limbombe and Coco are both injured, while Fabio and Louza are both suspended because of the red card. Nantes was solid last season, and they were far away from the relegation zone, and I expect the same this season. Nantes has the quality to secure Ligue 1 status easily, but I don’t see them anywhere near the Europa League.
Saint-Etienne has been absolutely brilliant in its first three games of the season. Saint-Etienne has 3 wins alongside 6 scored goals, and still 0 conceded goals. With 9 points, Saint-Etienne is in second place in the standings, but they have a game less than Rennais who are at the top. Hamouma has scored 3 goals for Saint-Etienne so far this season, Bouanga added 2 goals, while Camara has scored 1 goal. Nordin has added 3 assists, while Macon has 1 assist. Silva and Trauco are both injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this game. In their latest Ligue 1 match against Marseille on the road, Saint-Etienne has had 41% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 78% of the correct passes. Saint-Etienne got ahead early, in the 6th minute, and they were defending well, and playing patiently after this match. With another goal in the 75th minute, Saint- Etienne has just confirmed their win. The final score was 0-2 in favor of Saint-Etienne. It’s remarkable how Saint-Etienne turned the things around from last season when they barely escaped the relegation zone, and if they can stay consistent and on the winning track for a little longer, Saint-Etienne will turn into a legit title competitor.
Nantes is a good team, and I would give them a look, but some of Nantes’ best players are injured or suspended. Saint-Etienne is on a fantastic roll, and they still haven’t conceded a goal in Ligue 1 this season. For some reason, Nantes is the favorite here, but I will side with Saint-Etienne on the road for a fantastic plus money.