Angers vs Strasbourg Prediction, 12/16/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Angers vs Strasbourg
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Stade Raymond Kopa in Angers, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Angers (+122) Strasbourg (+251)
Stade Raymond Kopa is the venue where Stephane Bahoken and Angers (7-2-5, 7th in Ligue 1) will take on Strasbourg (3-2-9, 16th in Ligue 1) on Wednesday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Paul Bernardoni for Angers and Eiji Kawashima for Strasbourg. The odds on this contest have Angers priced at +122 and Strasbourg are at +251. The over/under is set at 2.25.
Angers took the field against Saint-Etienne in their most recent game and earned a one point draw by a score of 0-0. In the passing game, they finished with a 78.6% passes received rate by connecting on 326 of the 415 targeted passes in their last game. Angers attempted 13 dribbles in this match and were successful in 10 of the attempts for a percentage of 76.9%. Regarding shot accuracy, Angers walked away from the pitch at a 37.5% rate by hitting 3 shots on target out of 8 total shots. Angers averages 1.43 g/90 (20 goals in total) and are sitting with 14 assists In all contests for the year.
Stephane Bahoken is a player who can be a difference maker for Angers. He has accounted for 7 assists while tallying 21 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Bahoken has been a starter in 90 matches during his career while scoring 0.42 G/90. The forward from France has totaled 36 goals in 7,767 mins played. Someone else who should impact this game is Ismael Traore, the defender representing France. Traore has been on the pitch for 30,536 minutes in 346 starting assignments and has earned himself 28 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 6 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 13 total goals. He scores 0.04 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Angers is Paul Bernardoni. Bernardoni has been on the field for 12,284 mins and has accumulated 423 saves thus far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.45 (198 total goals allowed) and his save % is .701. The keeper born in France has seen 612 shots tried at him in 137 starting assignments. Bernardoni (49-34-54 record in his career) has recorded 38 clean sheets, which gives him a 27.7% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the field, Strasbourg finished locked up with a final of 2-2 against Metz. Strasbourg had a 81.8% successful dribble percentage by converting 9 of the 11 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by connecting on 440 of the 541 passing attempts earning a rate of 81.3%. Strasbourg had 4 shots attempted out of the team's 17 shots attempted which gave them a 23.5% clip in their last game. With 20 goals and 10 assists in all competitions, Strasbourg is averaging 1.43 goals and 0.71 assists per 90.
Ludovic Ajorque should be someone to watch for Strasbourg. The forward born in Réunion has been on the pitch for 9,653 mins while scoring 41 goals. He has totaled 21 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 15 times. He currently averages 0.38 goals per 90 mins and has started 111 games so far in his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Adrien Thomasson, the defender representing France. He has accounted for 26 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 24 times. Thomasson has been given 31 yellow cards in 14,082 mins played (161 starts). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.17.
Eiji Kawashima is expected to look after the goal for Strasbourg. So far in his career, Kawashima has conceded 296 goals and has accumulated 650 stops in 207 starts. He has allowed 1.43 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 70-57-80. He has earned a save % of .689 and his clean sheet rate sits at 28.5%. Kawashima has accumulated 59 shutouts while seeing 942 shots attempted against him in 18,590 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Angers (+122)
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