Saint-Etienne – Nice 05.08.2017 predictions. France ligue 1 predictions

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FRANCE:
Ligue 1

Match
start: 19:00 (GMT+2)

Eight
year reigning in Saint-Étienne of one of the most popular French
specialists Christophe Galtier came to its logical ending. Alas! For
these 8 years the most honored 10 times Champion of France was not
able to win another new 11 title. And even more: despite Galtier’s
annual promises the team couldn’t reach even the level of the
Champions League, having been pleased with participation in the
Europa League.

As
a result, this summer by mutual agreement of the parties Christophe
Galtier had left his position.

Saint-Étienne
(the head coach Óscar García)

The
new coach of the team now is the former partner of Josep Guardiola,
Ronald Koeman, Romário and other Barcelona stars of the legendary
era of Hendrik Johannes Cruijff. For two last years Óscar García is
heading the permanent Champion of Austria Salzburg. And under his
supervision Red Bull had won two titles. By the way, last Wednesday
the champion of Austria had finished its performance at the
qualification stage of the Champions League without its Spanish
specialist. The team has lost to Rijeka, Croatia.

But
we doubt that this question is so important for Óscar García. Now
he has absolutely different task – to create from Saint-Étienne
the stable participant of the Champions League.

Nice
(the head coach Lucien Favre)


The
first opponent of the hosts of Geoffroy-Guichard became the third
winner of the last season. Last Wednesday playing at Amsterdam ArenA
with Ajax the team of Lucien Favre had managed to gain quite
acceptable draw (2:2) and became the participant of the last four
round of the qualification round of the Champions League. Among
possible opponents of Nice are CSKA Moscow, Sevilla Spain, Napoli
Italy, Liverpool England and Sporting Portugal.

Match
prediction

Participation
of Nice at the Champions League campaign is very demanding process.
And the team of Lucien Favre doesn’t possess the superstar squad
with reliable sub bench (as, for example, PSG or both Manchester
clubs do) it is very difficult for this team to play two really
energy intense matches per week. That is why our choice is obvious.

Saint-Étienne
– 2.20, draw – 3.20, Nice – 3.50;

Our
tip
:
Saint-Étienne (Asian handicap 0) – odds 1.61 5Dimes