• This will be the 100th fixture between Nice & St Etienne in Ligue 1 (35 wins for Nice, 39 for St Etienne and 25 draws). Les Verts are the team Nice have faced the most in the top-flight.
  • Nice have won only once in their last seven games against St Etienne in Ligue 1 (D3 L3), though it was in the last encounter in September 2015 (4-1).
  • Nice have failed to score in three of their last four home games against St Etienne in Ligue 1.
  • Nice have lost two of their last eight Ligue 1 games (W5 D1), after winning only once in the previous six (D2 L3).
  • Nice have won eight of their last 10 home games in Ligue 1 (D1 L1), as many as they had in their last 26.
  • Nice have won their last four home games in Ligue 1, the best current run in Ligue 1. If they win on Saturday, they will establish their best run since November 2012-January 2013 (6).
  • St Etienne have lost only once in their last eight away games in Ligue 1 (W4 D3) – against Guingamp in March (0-2).
  • St Etienne have not conceded in their last six Ligue 1 games, the best run for a team this season.
  • Hatem Ben Arfa has been involved in seven of Nice’s last eight goals at home in Ligue 1 (5 goals, 2 assists).
  • Stéphane Ruffier has not conceded in his last 606 minutes of play in Ligue 1 (v Guingamp in March). It’s his 2nd best run in the top-flight after his 703 minutes between November 2014 & January 2015.