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Reims vs Saint-Etienne

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Sunday, 08 Dec 2019 14:00

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Reims vs St Etienne Prediction Verdict

After a thorough analysis of stats, recent form and H2H through Bettingsuretips´s algorithm, as well as, tipsters advice for the match Reims vs St Etienne this is our Prediction:

Reims for the Winner of the match, with a probability of 48%

No for Both Teams to Score, with a percentage of 60%.

For Total Goals, we predict Under 2.5, that have a probability of 56%

Reason For Reims vs Saint-Etienne Betting Tips

  • St. Etienne are just one point behind Bordeaux, who currently occupy 3rd place in Ligue 1.
  • Reims are without a win in five in Ligue 1. They’ve drawn each of their last three.
  • Only PSG have conceded less home goals than Reims during the current campaign.

Reims a tough nut to crack at home

It’s not exactly been a fruitful last month or so for Reims, who’re now without a win in Ligue 1 since mid-October. That said, despite not being able to get their noses in front, they’ve not been easy to beat, losing just one of their last five.

Defensively, Reims are an astute side, while they’ve also developed an excellent habit of keeping themselves in games, even if they do lack forward power. On their own patch, Sunday’s hosts are particularly good at keeping teams at bay. They’ve lost just one out of eight at Stade Auguste-Delaune, have conceded only three goals in the process and have kept an encouraging six clean sheets. Making headway at the other end hasn’t been their strong point, as just five goals for suggests, but you can’t have everything!

Defence blighting St. Etienne on the road

St. Etienne are enjoying a decent campaign; they’ve picked up regular wins and are very much in the hunt for a European spot. However, their efforts on the road have been very up and down, as four wins and four losses from eight travelling matches suggests.

St. Etienne haven’t often come up short offensively, scoring in six out of eight on the road, including in each of their last five, but they’ve often struggled to keep teams at bay, so much so that their defensive problems have outweighed their attacking strengths. Sunday’s visitors have conceded four more goals than they’ve scored on the road, conceding two or more in four out of eight and in three of their last five, including each of their last two.

Side with defiant hosts

Reims may not score too many goals at home, but their defensive strength has given them a platform to defeat the likes of Montpellier and Lille this term. Moreover, if the hosts, who’ve conceded the lowest number of shots on target in Ligue 1 this term, continue to restrict as they’ve done all season, then they aren’t likely to be without scoring chance against a St. Etienne defence that has leaked plenty of goals on the road.

The bet that catches the eye is ‘Reims to Win & Under 3.5 Goals’. On this occasion, Reims defensive ability can allow them to gain a low-scoring win. After all, less than four goals have been scored in 100% of Reims home games this term. The fact that St. Etienne rank as the seventh-worst team in terms of shots on target for, but the fifth-worst in terms of shots on target against on the road fuels the selection further.

Match Odds

Home win: 2.04

Away win: 4.05

Draw: 3.20

Over 2.5 goals: 2.51

Under 2.5 goals: 1.53