Lorient vs Nantes Prediction, 11/8/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lorient vs Nantes
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Location: Stade du Moustoir in Lorient, France
Odds/Point Spread: Lorient (+130) Nantes (+200)
Yoane Wissa and Lorient (2-2-5, 16th in Ligue 1) host Nantes (2-2-4, 17th in Ligue 1) at Stade du Moustoir on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers are Paul Nardi for Lorient and Alban Lafont for Nantes. The moneyline on this matchup has Lorient priced at +130 and Nantes are priced at +200. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Lorient as a team have earned 11 goals this year, which ranks 9th in the league. They have attempted 79 shots at their opponents goal with 26 of them being on target, which calculates to a 32.9% shots on target percentage. Lorient has controlled possession for 44.1% of games while dribbling successfully 53.3% of the time (20th in Ligue 1). They have received 2,809 passes on 3,255 targets for the campaign, earning them a receiving percentage of 86.3%.
Yoane Wissa is a player who can be a difference maker for Lorient. He has totaled 13 assists while tallying 20 yellow card warnings in his career. Wissa has been given a starting assignment in 101 matchups so far in his career and he has earned 0.40 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from France has tallied 39 goals scored in 8,671 mins. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Adrian Grbic, the forward from Austria. He has helped a teammate on a goal 4 times so far in his career while scoring 30 goals. Grbic has accumulated 5,155 minutes in 52 career starts and has been given a total of 9 yellow card cautions. He sports an average of 0.52 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Lorient will be Paul Nardi. Nardi has played for a total of 15,011 minutes and has tallied 397 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.21 (201 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .749. The goalie from France has seen 533 shots sent in his direction in 167 starting assignments. Nardi (71-45-51 record during his soccer career) has accounted for 41 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 24.6% shutout percentage.
The Canaries have had success dribbling 60.5% of the time for the season while earning 9 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 85.2% and they maintain possession of the ball 42.4% of the time. Nantes has 3,233 pass targets for the year (19th in the league) and they have 2,754 successful received passes. The have hit on 31.2% of their shots on target on 77 total shots.
Renaud Emond will be someone to watch for Nantes. The forward representing Belgium has accumulated 10,550 mins while he has scored 54 goals. He has tallied 14 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times. He is currently averaging 0.46 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 115 outings during his career. You should also keep an eye on Ludovic Blas, the midfielder who is from France. He has accounted for 13 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 12 different times. Blas has been given 15 yellow cards in 8,834 minutes (94 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.13.
Alban Lafont will be looking after the net for the Canaries. In his career, Lafont has surrendered 204 goals while he has tallied 460 saves in 167 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.23 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 48-50-69. He holds a save % of .720 and his shutout rate is currently 29.3%. Lafont has accumulated 49 shutouts while he has defended 644 shots attempted against him in 14,969 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nantes (+200)
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