Lille Vs. Saint-Étienne Odds & Skilled Investigation

We goofed. Recently, we vastly underestimated how French keeper Mike Maignan leaving for AC Milan would influence defending Ligue 1-winner Lille. Apologies.

Lille is a teach wreck. Among its flat-back again-four protection and new Brazilian keeper Leonardo César Jardim, only still left again Sven Botman is worthy of putting on a prime-flight kit.

New Lille manager Jocelyn Gourvennec is fortunate that Botman is exceptional. Gourvennec, nonetheless, had better just be renting in the Stade Pierre Mauroy community.

  • Lille +130 at Saint-Étienne +230, Full 2½, Saturday, 3 pm ET
  • Action: 2½ About +110

That porous Lille protection has authorized 11 shots on concentrate on in its initially two matches, and Jardim has permitted 7 of them into the again of the web.

William Hill Sportsbook Moneyline Complete Targets Intention Line
Lille +130 More than 2½  +110 -½  +115
Saint-Étienne +230 Underneath 2½  -140 +½  -145
Draw +220

In all of Europe, the worst protection belongs to Bundesliga minnow Greuther Fürth and keeper Sascha Burchert in its first top rated-flight match, Fürth permitted 15 photographs on intention, and 5 uncovered the net.

Lille and Jardim belong in that chatter, on the other hand, and which is why we consider Saint-Étienne may possibly obvious this About all by alone in its Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.

Lille’s allowance of 3.5 ambitions for every 90 minutes is the worst in France, and only 7 sides are even worse in the Huge Five—although Serie A in Italy begins this weekend.

A May perhaps 2018 Replay?

There has been an typical of a few ambitions tallied in two Saint-Étienne matches. Tunisian risk gentleman Wahbi Khazri has scored two times, and Gabonese attacking midfielder Denis Bouanga has put just one on the board for Les Verts (the Eco-friendly).

For Lille, French striker Jonathan Ikone has scored a objective and Turkish striker Burak Yilmaz, fourth total in Ligue 1 final year with a goals-plus-helps 90-moment ordinary of .92, always is a risk.

Inside of Geoffroy last season, Khazri (on a penalty kick) and Ikone each scored. We assume this 1 to mirror the May well 2018 match at Geoffroy in which Saint-Étienne thrashed Lille, 5-nil.