Bordeaux vs Saint-Etienne Prediction, 12/16/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bordeaux vs Saint-Etienne
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Stade Matmut-Atlantique in Bordeaux, France
TV: beIN Sports Connect
Odds/Point Spread: Bordeaux (+116) Saint-Etienne (+252)
Josh Maja and Bordeaux (5-4-5, 11th in Ligue 1) host Saint-Etienne (3-4-7, 15th in Ligue 1) at Stade Matmut-Atlantique on Wednesday. The expected starting goalies will be Benoit Costil for Bordeaux and Jessy Moulin for Saint-Etienne. The line on this game has Bordeaux priced at +116 and Saint-Étienne are at +252. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Bordeaux stepped onto the pitch against Lille in their most recent game and ended up losing by a score of 2-1. Bordeaux tried 19 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 9 of those tries for a rate of 47.4%. In the passing game, they finished with a 81.1% rate by connecting on 364 out of their 449 pass attempts in their last outing. Concerning shot accuracy, Bordeaux wrapped this game up at a 75.0% rate by landing 3 shots on target of 4 shots. Bordeaux is averaging 0.93 goals per 90 minutes (13 goals in total) and have tallied 10 assists in all matches for the year.
Josh Maja is a player who should be able to impact this game for Bordeaux. Maja has been in the starting lineup in 46 matchups during his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.58 G/90. The forward who is from England has racked up 25 goals in 3,904 professional minutes. He has totaled 4 assists while tallying 4 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Toma Basic, the midfielder who represents Croatia. He has assisted on a goal 10 times so far in his career while scoring 15 total goals. Basic has totaled 7,163 mins in 84 starting assignments and has been given a total of 17 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.19 G/90 during his soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Bordeaux will be Benoit Costil. Costil has seen the field for a total of 37,196 mins and has 1,212 stops so far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.23 (507 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .712. The goalkeeper born in France has had 1,702 shots tried at him in 415 starting assignments. Costil (144-125-145 mark during his soccer career) has accounted for 115 clean sheets, which has earned him a 27.7% shutout percentage.
When they last took the field, Saint-Etienne went home with a draw by a final score of 0-0 against Angers. They wrapped up this match by completing 577 of the 672 passes they tried for a percentage of 85.9%. Saint-Etienne earned a 75.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 27 out of the 36 dribbles they pursued. Saint-Etienne had 3 shots attempted out of 14 shots attempted which gave them a 21.4% rate in their last outing. Having earned a total of 11 goals and 8 assists In all their contests, Saint-Etienne is averaging 0.79 goals and 0.57 assists per 90 minutes.
Denis Bouanga should provide a spark for Saint-Etienne. He averages 0.37 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 127 outings during his pro soccer career. The forward from France has 11,337 professional minutes while scoring 46 goals. He has accumulated 17 yellow cards in his career and has helped on a goal 15 times. You should also keep an eye on Adil Aouchiche, the midfielder who is from France. Aouchiche has been given a total of 1 yellow card warnings in 750 minutes (10 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.24. He has accounted for 2 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 1 time.
Jessy Moulin will look after the goal for Saint-Etienne. Moulin has racked up 10 clean sheets while he has seen 150 shots tried against him in 2,937 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of .747 and his shutout rate is currently 31.3%. He has surrendered 1.29 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 9-9-15. In his career, Moulin has surrendered 42 goals while tallying 112 saves in 32 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Bordeaux (+116)
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