Lille FC vs FC Nantes Prediction, 9/25/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lille FC vs FC Nantes
Date: Friday, September 25, 2020
Location: Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
TV: Sling World Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Lille FC (-125) FC Nantes (+402)
Moses Simon and FC Nantes (1 -2- 1, 14th in Ligue 1) head to Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Friday where they'll meet Lille FC (2-2-0, 5th in Ligue 1). The expected starting goaltenders will be Mike Maignan for Lille FC and Alban Lafont for FC Nantes. The line on this game has Lille FC coming in at -125 and Nantes are priced at +402. The O/U has been set at 2.
Lille FC has been able to control possession for 51.5% of matches while they dribble successfully 50% of the time (19th in Ligue 1). They have attempted 44 shots with 17 being on target, which calculates to a 38.6% shots on target percentage. Lille FC have collected 4 goals this season, which ranks them 12th in the league. They have caught 1,754 passes on 2,026 targets on the campaign, which gives them a receiving percentage of 86.6%.
Jonathan Bamba is a player who should be able to impact this game for Lille. He has totaled 19 assists while earning 9 yellow cards during his career. Bamba has been given a starting assignment in 121 contests during his soccer career and accounts for 0.24 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing France has earned 29 goals scored in 10,817 professional minutes played. Another player who should impact this match is Luiz Araujo, the forward from Brazil. Araujo has been on the field for 4,774 minutes during 47 career starting assignments and has been handed 12 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 8 times so far in his career and he has scored 16 total goals. He sports an average of 0.30 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Lille will be Mike Maignan. Maignan has defended the goal for 10,188 minutes and has accumulated 296 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.11 (126 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of .720. The keeper from French Guiana has had 403 shots attempted against him in 113 starts. Maignan (53-22-38 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 38 shutouts, which leaves him with a 33.6% shutout rate.
Nantes have successfully dribbled 53.5% of the time for the campaign while accumulating 5 goals. They hold a receiving percentage of 86.2% and they control possession of the ball 47.5% of the time. Nantes has accumulated 1,798 targets so far this season (9th in the league) with 1,549 completed passes. They have been able to hit on 27% of their shots out of 37 shots.
Moses Simon is a guy who can be a difference maker for Nantes. Simon has started 121 games in his pro soccer career and scores 0.22 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Nigeria has totaled 27 goals in 10,830 mins. He has accounted for 19 assists while accumulating 8 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Ludovic Blas, the midfielder representing France. He has assisted on a goal 12 times during his soccer career while scoring 12 total goals. Blas has totaled 8,506 minutes in 90 starting assignments and has earned himself 14 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.13 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Nantes is Alban Lafont. Lafont has seen the pitch for a total of 14,609 mins and has 445 stops during his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.21 (196 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of .721. The keeper from Burkina Faso has had 624 shots tried at him in 163 career starting assignments. Lafont (47-50-66 record in his career) has earned 49 shutouts, which gives him a 30.1% shutout rate.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lille FC (-125)
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