STE vs NIC Dream11: AS St-Etienne can break into the top-four when they host OGC Nice in Ligue1 at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, in Saint-Étienne, France. The host picked up only one point from the last two games while Nice had their first win in three matches at the weekend.
St-Etienne are four places above Nice and two points better than OGC Nice on the points table heading into this game, and the hosts are also in better form despite throwing away the last match at Rennes, because the 2-1 defeat at Roazhon Park was the first loss for Claude Puel and his men in nine Ligue1 games. They had five wins and three draws during that period. Clearly, Etienne were on the upward trajectory before losing the momentum last weekend.
Saint-Étienne at home this season: (16th best)
Goals for: 07
Goals against: 06
OGC Nice, meanwhile, picked up a precious 3-1 home win over Angers to ease the pressure on underfire manager Patrick Vieira. But the team needs to do more, as it remains a long way away from the standard it last season. It was Nice's second win in seven league games.
One more point to consider is their away form, which is a tad average at best. Nice have collected only 6 points from the first seven away games.
OGC Nice on the road this season: (4th best)
Goals for: 07
Goals against: 11
Visitors: OGC Nice
Match Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard
Match Timing: Tuesday, December 04, @11:30 PM
Saint-Étienne: Lost 2-1 away at Rennes.
OGC Nice: Won 3-1 at home against Angers.
Saint-Étienne to win: 2.30 (13/10), Probability to happen: 43.48%
OGC Nice to win: 3.30 (23/10), Probability to happen: 30.30%
Draw: 3.20 (11/5), Probability to happen: 31.25%
Saint-Étienne: Gabriel Silva, Loic Perrin, Denis Bouanga
OGC Nice: Stanley N'Soki, Youcef Atal, Adam Ounas, Kasper Dolberg
Denis Bouanga: 5 goals
Romain Hamouma: 3 goals
Mathieu Debuchy: 1 goal (will miss the game)
Kasper Dolberg: 4 goals
Wylan Cyprien: 4 goals
Saint-Étienne team news: The host are dealing with a number of absentees. Kévin Monnet-Paquet, Yohan Cabaye, Charles Abi, William Saliba, Wahbi Khazri, and Mathieu Debuchy all will be missing the game with injuries, while Zaydou Youssouf is suspended and is ineligible to play here.
OGC Nice team news: Nice will miss Dante due to suspension, while Christophe Herelle and Andy Pelmard are both absent from this game with injuries. In addition, Remi Walter is a doubt and will be monitored before the game.
Saint-Étienne: Stephane Ruffier (GK), Harold Moukoudi, Perrin / Fofana, Kolodziejczak; Sergi Palencia, Camara, M'Vila, Trauco, Boudebouz, Aholou, Robert Beric
OGC Nice: Walter Benitez (GK), Atal, Lloris, Sarr, N'Soki, Lusamba, Cyprien, Lees Melou, Claude Maurice, Adam Ounas, Dolberg
Defenders: G Silva, Y Atal, L Perrin
Midfielders: A Ounas, W Cyprien, Y M'Vila, J E Aholou, D Bouanga (C)
Attackers: Dolberg, Beric
St-Etienne have a good record, while Nice are struggling to get results on the road. A home win is our call.