The hosts will be confident of winning as they have not lost to Nimes in their last four Ligue 1 meetings. They will hope that history repeats itself this weekend.
Saint-Etienne vs Nimes Head-to-Head
The two sides have locked horns 22 times since 1980 and the Sainté have won 11 of those meetings.
Nimes have just three wins to their name while eight games between these two sides have ended in a stalemate.
Saint-Etienne form guide: W-D-D-D-L
Nimes form guide: L-L-L-L-W
Saint-Etienne vs Nimes Team News
Saint-Etienne will be without left-back Yvann Macon, who will likely miss out for the rest of the season with an ACL rupture. Gabriel Silva will also be missing for this weekend's fixture as he recovers from an injury. Panagiotis Retsos and Kevin Monnet-Paquet are doubts heading into the game.
Injured: Yvann Macon (ACL), Gabriel Silva (undisclosed)
Doubtful: Panagiotis Retsos, Kevin Monnet-Paquet, Stéphane Ruffier
Nimes have one of the lengthiest injury lists in Ligue 1 and will reply on their squad depth to cover for the many absentees.
They will be making the trip to face Saint-Etienne without Yassine Benrahou, Andres Cubas, Lucas Deaux, Pablo Martinez, Anthony Briancon, Birger Meling, Clement Depres and Antoine Valério.
Injured: Yassine Benrahou (thigh), Andres Cubas (knee), Lucas Deaux (ankle), Pablo Martinez (muscle), Anthony Briancon (knee), Birger Meling (knee), Clement Depres (ACL), Antoine Valério (groin)
Saint-Etienne vs Nimes Predicted XI
Saint-Etienne Predicted XI (4-4-2): Jessy Moulin; Miguel Trauco, Timothee Kolodziejczak, Harold Moukoudi, Mathieu Debuchy; Denis Bouanga, Yvan Neyou, Mahdi Camara, Zaydou Youssouf; Arnaud Nordin, Romain Hamouma
Nimes Predicted XI (4-3-3): Baptiste Reynet; Patrick Burner, Loick Landre, Florian Miguel, Gaetan Paquiez; Lamine Fomba, Sidy Sarr, Niclas Eliasson; Zinedine Ferhat, Nolan Roux, Renaud Ripart
Saint-Etienne vs Nimes Prediction
Saint Etienne have not lost in their last four league games and even got back to winning ways last time around with a 2-1 victory against Bordeaux.
On the other hand, Nimes have lost four games in a row, failing to find the back of the net in each of their four defeats.
We expect the hosts to comfortably record a second consecutive win in the league when they host Nimes on Sunday night.
Prediction: Saint-Etienne 2-0 NimesPublished 18 Dec 2020, 16:50 IST