Dijon vs Saint-Etienne Prediction, 12/6/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dijon vs Saint-Etienne
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Stade Gaston Gérard in Dijon, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Dijon (+160) Saint-Etienne (+185)
Stade Gaston Gérard is the venue where Mama Balde and Dijon (1-4-7, 20th in Ligue 1) will play Saint-Etienne (3-2-7, 15th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The starting goaltenders will be Saturnin Allagbe for Dijon and Jessy Moulin for Saint-Etienne. Dijon are at +160 while Saint-Étienne are at +185. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Dijon played Nice in their last game and went home with a win by a final score of 3-1. Dijon attempted 25 dribbles in this outing and completed 14 of the dribbles for a rate of 56.0%. In regard to passing, they had a 81.1% received passes rate by converting 335 of the 413 pass attempts last contest. In relation to shooting accuracy, Dijon wrapped this game up at a 44.4% clip by landing 4 SoT of 9 total shots. Dijon is averaging 0.67 goals per 90 minutes (8 total goals) and have earned 4 assists In all contests this season.
Mama Balde is a guy who should impact this matchup for Dijon. He has totaled 4 assists while tallying 10 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Balde has been a starter in 63 matches so far in his career and he tallies 0.35 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Guinea-Bissau has recorded 21 goals scored in 5,405 minutes. Another player who should impact this match is Moussa Konate, the forward representing Senegal. He has helped on a goal 19 times during his soccer career while scoring 59 goals. Konate has been on the pitch for 13,916 minutes in 156 starting assignments and has been given 41 yellow card cautions. He has an average of 0.38 goals per 90 for his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Dijon is Saturnin Allagbe. Allagbe has been on the field for a total of 10,777 mins and has 235 stops so far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.25 (150 total goals given up) and he has earned a save percentage of .724. The goalkeeper from Benin has seen 340 shots sent his way in 120 career starting assignments. Allagbe (38-43-40 mark during his career) has accounted for 29 clean sheets, which gives him a 24.2% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, Saint-Etienne finished locked up with a final of 1-1 against Lille. Saint-Etienne had a 50.0% successful dribble rate by completing 10 of the 20 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 278 of the 378 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 73.5%. Saint-Etienne converted 4 SoT out of 6 shots attempted earning them a 66.7% clip in their last outing. Having earned a total of 11 goals and 8 assists in all matches, Saint-Etienne has an average of 0.92 goals and 0.67 assists per 90.
Denis Bouanga should be someone to watch for Saint-Etienne. He is currently averaging 0.37 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 125 games so far in his pro soccer career. The forward born in France has been on the field for 11,160 minutes while scoring 46 goals. He has earned 17 yellow card warnings during his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 15 times. Make sure to watch out for Adil Aouchiche, the midfielder hailing from France. He has 2 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 1 time. Aouchiche has been handed 1 yellow card caution in 733 minutes played (10 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.25.
Jessy Moulin will reside in front of the net for Saint-Etienne. So far in his career, Moulin has given up 42 goals and has earned 109 stops in 30 starts. He has allowed 1.37 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 9-7-15. He has a save % of .740 and his shutout rate is 26.7%. Moulin has accumulated 8 clean sheets and has defended 146 shots tried against him in 2,757 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dijon (+160)
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