Monaco vs Saint-Etienne Prediction, 12/23/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Monaco vs Saint-Etienne
Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Location: Stade Louis II in Monaco
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Monaco (-175) Saint-Etienne (+517)
Stade Louis II is the site where Wissam Ben Yedder and Monaco (8-2-6, 7th in Ligue 1) will play Saint-Etienne (4-5-7, 14th in Ligue 1) on Wednesday. The men protecting the net will be Vito Mannone for Monaco and Jessy Moulin for Saint-Etienne. Saint-Étienne are at at +517 while the Monégasques are at -175. The total has been set at 2.5.
Monaco took the field against Dijon in their last game and took home the win by a score of 1-0. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 86.2% rate by converting 356 of the 413 passing targets last game. Monaco attempted 11 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 10 of those attempts for a percentage of 90.9%. Regarding shot accuracy, Monaco wrapped this game up at a 46.2% rate by hitting 6 shots on target of 13 total shots. Monaco is averaging 1.62 goals per 90 min (26 goals in total) and have tallied 16 assists in all games for the season.
Wissam Ben Yedder is a player who should impact this matchup for Monaco. He has 41 assists while earning 15 yellow cards in his career. Yedder has been given a starting assignment in 240 matchups during his career and he scores 0.54 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Spain has earned 126 goals scored in 20,925 minutes. One more player who should impact this match is Kevin Volland, the forward representing Germany. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 60 times so far in his career while he has scored 102 total goals. Volland has totaled 25,099 mins in 288 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 48 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.37 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Monaco will be Vito Mannone. Mannone (68-61-84 mark in his career) has recorded 59 clean sheets, which gives him a 27.7% shutout percentage. The keeper born in Italy has had 1,069 shots sent his way in 213 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.36 (291 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .740. Mannone has played for 19,255 mins and has 786 stops during his soccer career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Saint-Etienne earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 2-2 against Nimes. They wrapped up this match by completing 445 of the 490 passing attempts for a percentage of 90.8%. Saint-Etienne finished the match with a 50.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 9 out of the 18 dribbles they pursued. Saint-Etienne converted 10 shots attempted out of their 18 shots attempted which gave them a 55.6% rate when they last took the field. Having accumulated 15 goals and 11 assists in all their games, Saint-Etienne averages 0.94 goals and 0.69 assists per 90 min.
Denis Bouanga should be someone to watch for Saint-Etienne. The forward born in France has been on the pitch for 11,430 mins while he has scored 46 goals. He has totaled 17 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 16 times. He is averaging 0.36 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 128 games in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Adil Aouchiche, the midfielder who represents France. Aouchiche has been given 1 yellow card warning in 896 minutes played (11 starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.20. He has earned 2 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 2 different times.
Jessy Moulin is expected to look after the goal for Saint-Etienne. Moulin has tallied 10 clean sheets while he has seen 156 shots against him in 3,117 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of .744 and his shutout rate sits at 29.4%. He has given up 1.30 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 10-10-15. In his pro soccer career, Moulin has allowed 45 goals and has tallied 116 stops in 34 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Monaco (-175)
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