Round 3 in France championship ends on Wednesday, and here you can see our Ligue 1 Betting Prediction for the game between Lille and St Etienne. The Great Danes have an excellent home record against the Greens, and will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing defeat to Amiens on the road.
Lille vs St Etienne Ligue 1 Betting Prediction
• France Ligue 1
• Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Villeneuve d’Ascq
• Wednesday 28 August
• 19:00 CET
Lille Team News and Latest Form
Aiming to complete a run of six consecutive home wins in Ligue 1, Lille come into this clash after scoring an average of 2.21 goals per home fixture last season. The Great Danes failed to score in just three of their 19 home outings in 2018/19, unsurprisingly finishing as the league’s second-best home attack.
Lille can take additional confidence from their recent efficiency in front of goal. This is quantified by the fact that 66.67% (two) of their mere three shots on target were converted into goals in their opening home fixture – L1’s joint-second best rate.
If including his league goals in Belgium, Lille’s new signing Victor Osimhen has now scored five goals in his last four league games. Lille managed a league-high ten clean sheets in their 19 home league games last season.
Christophe Galtier cannot count on Gabriel (muscle), Adama Soumaoro (muscle), Xeka (muscle), and Boubakary Soumare (suspension).
St Etienne Team News and Latest Form
For their part, St Etienne come into this encounter unbeaten in their last six Ligue 1 matches on the road (W4, D2), while scoring an average of 2.5 goals per game during that run. In addition, the Greens have trailed at the break in just four of their last 20 away league games.
That record may be challenged though, as St Etienne have not registered a single clean sheet across their last 18 L1 trips to Lille. Furthermore, Ghislain Printant’s men are hunting the club’s first league win at Lille since September 1993.
Romain Hamouma scored St Etienne’s first league goal this campaign, and three of his last four L1 strikes have been first-half openers. In the previous Ligue 1 campaign, St Etienne conceded 70.37% of their 27 away goals in the second half. St Etienne have lost just one of the last 12 L1 away games in which they scored first (W6, D5, L1).
Ghislain Printant will be without Kevin Monnet-Paquet (knee) while several players are doubtful to face Lille. Jean-Eudes Aholou (groin), Silva Gabriel (Achilles tendon), and William Saliba (groin) are listed as questionable.
Lille vs St Etienne Head to Head
Lille won five of the previous ten H2H encounters (D2, L3), including the last two. The Great Danes were victorious in five of the past eight meetings at Stade Pierre-Mauroy while they didn’t suffer a league loss to the Greens here in this century!
Lille vs St Etienne France Ligue 1 Betting Prediction
The last time Lille lost a home game to St Etienne was in Coupe de la Ligue in 2003. They beat the Greens with an identical 3-1 scoreline in the previous two duels at this venue while four of the last five meetings in Lille produced goals on both ends. My Ligue 1 Betting Prediction for this clash is Double Chance on Lille and both teams to score at 2.38 (+138).
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