Angers vs Lorient Prediction, 12/6/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Angers vs Lorient
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Stade Raymond Kopa in Angers, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Angers (+105) Lorient (+290)
Adrian Grbic and Lorient (2-2-8, 18th in Ligue 1) travel to Stade Raymond Kopa on Sunday where they'll take on Angers (6-1-5, 8th in Ligue 1). The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Paul Bernardoni for Angers and Paul Nardi for Lorient. Lorient are at at +290 while the Black and Whites are at +105. The total opens at 2.5.
Angers played Lens in their last match and notched a win by a score of 3-1. Angers tried 28 dribbles in this match and completed 14 of the dribbles for a rate of 50.0%. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 85.5% received passes rate by connecting on 295 of the 345 pass targets last game. In regard to shooting accuracy, Angers walked away from the pitch at a 38.9% rate by landing 7 SoT out of 18 total shots. Angers averages 1.50 g/90 (18 goals in total) and have 13 assists in all contests this season.
Angelo Fulgini is a guy who can be a difference maker for Angers. Fulgini has started 130 outings in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.14 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder hailing from Cote d'Ivoire has racked up 18 goals scored in 11,665 mins played. He has 11 assists while earning 21 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Another player who should impact this match is Ismael Traore, the defender who is from France. Traore has been on the pitch for 30,356 mins during 344 starts and has been given a total of 28 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 6 times during his soccer career and he has scored 13 total goals. He has an average of 0.04 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Angers is Paul Bernardoni. Bernardoni (48-33-54 record in his career) has accumulated 36 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 26.7% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper born in France has had 606 shots tried against him in 135 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.47 (198 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .698. Bernardoni has defended the goal for a total of 12,104 mins and has accumulated 417 stops so far in his career.
For their last match, Lorient went home defeated by a final of 1-0 against Montpellier. Lorient finished the match with a 63.6% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 out of the 11 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by completing 303 out of their 390 passes they attempted for a rate of 77.7%. Lorient had 2 shots on goal out of their 8 shots attempted giving them a 25.0% clip in their last match. Having accumulated 11 goals and 5 assists for all their games, Lorient is averaging 0.92 goals and 0.42 assists per 90.
Adrian Grbic will need to provide a spark for Lorient. He is currently averaging 0.51 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 53 matches in his career. The forward representing Austria has been on the pitch for 5,254 mins while scoring 30 goals. He has collected 9 yellow card cautions during his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 4 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Yoane Wissa, the forward born in France. He has scored 39 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 13 different times. Wissa has been given 21 yellow cards in 8,922 professional minutes played (104 career starts). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.39.
Paul Nardi will reside in front of the goal for Lorient. Thus far in his career, Nardi has given up 208 goals and has accumulated 410 stops in 170 starts. He has surrendered 1.23 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 71-45-54. He has earned a save percentage of .745 and his clean sheet rate is 24.1%. Nardi has totaled 41 clean sheets while seeing 553 shots tried against him in 15,281 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Angers (+105)
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