Lille v St Etienne betting tips – Les Dogues close to title victory

Ten years after winning the 2010-11 Ligue 1 title, it appears that Lille are going to be crowned champions of France for the fourth time in their history, with Les Dogues three points clear of Paris Saint-Germain with just two rounds of fixtures remaining.

It will be a remarkable success for Christophe Galtier’s men who are now trading at a best price 1/4 with the football betting sites to land the title and they have matches against St Etienne and Angers to make sure they get over the line ahead of the previous French champions.

Lille Massive Favourites to Beat St Etienne

The 2019-20 Ligue 1 season was brought to a premature halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it would have been hard to predict that Lille would be so much improved this season considering that they were nineteen points behind Paris Saint-Germain at the final reckoning, although the team have won 23 of their 36 games played this season.

Indeed, Galtier’s side have only lost three matches all campaign and they are enormous favourites at football betting odds of 1/3 to beat St Etienne on Sunday evening, with the team having won five and drawn one of their previous six encounters.

Burak Yilmaz has been banging in the goals recently and the Turkish international has twenty-one for the season including five in his past three matches, while the veteran forward also pilfered a hat-trick against the Netherlands in a recent international match.

Can St Etienne Spoil the Party at Stade Pierre-Mauroy?

St Etienne could potentially do Paris Saint-Germain a favour and land a surprise win, with the visitors sitting comfortably in mid-table with just a couple of games left and they have managed to win seven and draw three of their eighteen matches on the road this term.

If you compare Ligue 1 match betting odds, you are able to get 9/1 about Les Verts coming away from the Stade Pierre-Mauroy with a victory and they have won their past couple of matches, beating Marseille by a single goal after a 2-1 win away to Montpellier.

Nevertheless, Lille might regard St Etienne as ideal sort of opponents considering that they can’t qualify for European competition and are well clear of the drop zone, with many punters likely to include the French champions-elect in their football accumulator bets.

What Are the Best Bets for Lille v St Etienne?

Lille have been full of goals in recent weeks, scoring a sum total of eight in their past three encounters and they will want to get on the front foot early in the match and make sure they’re in the driving seat.

While their full-time result betting odds might only be suitable for football accumulator bets, there is the option to back Les Dogues at 21/20 on the Half-Time / Full-Time result betting market and that means them getting their noses in front before the interval before going on to win the match.

St Etienne themselves have been getting on the scoresheet regularly in the past half dozen matches, with the visitors having averaging two goals per game and it might be the case that Lille win a high-scoring contest where both teams find the net.

The football betting sites actually anticipate a BTTS No outcome considering it’s a best price 8/11 about this happening, although we feel that St Etienne can play with freedom and potentially find the net, even if this only serves as a consolation strike against the in-form league leaders.

With this in mind, we’ll go for Lille to win the game and both teams to find the net, with some bookies offering 5/2 about this outcome and we could be in for an entertaining match at Stade Pierre-Mauroy.


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