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Saint-Etienne - Nice

December 2, 2019

A preview in 5 stats

OGC Nice travel to one of their historic rivals in Week 16 of the Ligue 1 season: AS Saint-Etienne. To get you in the mood before kick-off, this Wednesday at 19:00 CEST, here are all the major stats you need to know.

HEAD TO HEAD

Saint-Etienne have lost five of their last eight Ligue 1 matches against Nice (2 wins, 1 draw), after winning three and drawing three of the previous six.

But at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Les Verts have won their last two against Le Gym; their best home run against Nice since winning six in a row between May 1979 and December 1987.

CURRENT FORM

Claude Puel’s side have only lost one of their last eight Ligue 1 matches (5 wins, 2 draws); it was the most recent one, 2-1 away to Rennes on 1 December. Les Niçois have won two of their last four Ligue 1 matches (1 draw, 1 loss) – as many as in their previous nine (1 draw, 6 losses).

HOME AND AWAY

ASSE have only lost two of their last 12 Ligue 1 games (6 wins, 4 draws): 0-1 vs Montpellier on 10 May and 0-1 vs Metz on 25 September. Les Aiglons are suffering a little travel sickness of late and have lost their last five on the road - their longest winless away run since losing six between September and December 2013.

SAINTE’S CLEAN SHEETS

Sainté have kept five clean sheets in their last eight Ligue 1 matches, after failing to keep any in their previous eight.

CYPRIEN LIKES LES VERTS 

Wylan Cyprien has scored Nice’s last three goals against Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1. Les Verts are also his favourite prey in the top flight courtesy of these three goals scored.