Lille Vs. Saint-Étienne Odds & Pro Investigation

We goofed. Lately, we vastly underestimated how French keeper Mike Maignan leaving for AC Milan would have an affect on defending Ligue 1-winner Lille. Apologies.

Lille is a train wreck. Among the its flat-back again-4 defense and new Brazilian keeper Leonardo César Jardim, only left back Sven Botman is worthy of donning a best-flight kit.

New Lille manager Jocelyn Gourvennec is privileged that Botman is fantastic. Gourvennec, on the other hand, experienced far better just be leasing in the Stade Pierre Mauroy neighborhood.

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

That porous Lille defense has authorized 11 pictures on target in its initial two matches, and Jardim has allowed seven of them into the back of the web.

William Hill Sportsbook Moneyline Overall Goals Target Line
Lille +130 Around 2½  +110 -½  +115
Saint-Étienne +230 Under 2½  -140 +½  -145
Attract +220

In all of Europe, the worst defense belongs to Bundesliga minnow Greuther Fürth and keeper Sascha Burchert in its initial top rated-flight match, Fürth authorized 15 shots on purpose, and 5 observed the net.

Lille and Jardim belong in that chatter, nonetheless, and that’s why we think Saint-Étienne may crystal clear this More than all by itself in its Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.

Lille’s allowance of 3.5 objectives for every 90 minutes is the worst in France, and only seven sides are even worse in the Significant Five—although Serie A in Italy commences this weekend.

A May perhaps 2018 Replay?

There has been an normal of three goals tallied in two Saint-Étienne matches. Tunisian threat person Wahbi Khazri has scored two times, and Gabonese attacking midfielder Denis Bouanga has set a person 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 last period with a objectives-as well as-assists 90-minute ordinary of .92, normally is a menace.

Inside of Geoffroy previous year, Khazri (on a penalty kick) and Ikone both of those scored. We anticipate this 1 to mirror the Could 2018 match at Geoffroy in which Saint-Étienne thrashed Lille, 5-nil.