Nantes vs Dijon Prediction, 12/13/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nantes vs Dijon
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nantes (+100) Dijon (+320)
Stade de la Beaujoire is the venue where Renaud Emond and Nantes (3-4-6, 14th in Ligue 1) will take on Dijon (1-5-7, 20th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Alban Lafont for Nantes and Saturnin Allagbe for Dijon. Dijon are at at +320 while Nantes are priced at +100. The total has been set at 2.5.
Nantes played Strasbourg in their last game and took a loss by a final of 4-0. In regard to passing, they finished with a 87.2% passes received percentage by completing 523 out of their 600 passing attempts in their last game. Nantes attempted 18 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 11 of those tries for a percentage of 61.1%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Nantes walked away from the pitch at a 21.4% clip by landing 3 shots on target of 14 total shots. Nantes sports an average of 1.08 g/90 (14 goals in total) and have earned 9 assists in all matches this year.
Renaud Emond is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Nantes. Emond has been a starter in 116 contests during his pro soccer career while scoring 0.46 G/90. The forward from Belgium has tallied 54 goals scored in 10,609 minutes played. He has totaled 8 assists while tallying 14 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. One more player who should impact this match is Ludovic Blas, the midfielder representing France. He has helped a teammate on a goal 12 times during his career while he has scored 15 goals. Blas has earned 9,284 minutes during 99 starting assignments and has been given a total of 16 yellow card warnings. He averages 0.15 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Nantes is Alban Lafont. Lafont has defended the goal for 15,419 mins and has tallied 477 stops during his soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.24 (213 goals given up) and he holds a save % of .722. The goalie born in Burkina Faso has faced 666 shots tried against him in 172 starts. Lafont (49-52-71 record in his career) has recorded 50 shutouts, which has earned him a 29.1% clean sheet percentage.
For their last match, Dijon went home with a draw by a final score of 0-0 against Saint-Etienne. Dijon finished the match with a 72.7% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 16 of the 22 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by converting 282 out of their 401 passes they attempted for a percentage of 70.3%. Dijon had 1 shot on goal out of 5 shots attempted earning them a 20.0% rate in their last outing. Having tallied 8 goals and 4 assists in all their matches, Dijon averages 0.62 goals and 0.31 assists per 90 minutes.
Moussa Konate should provide a spark for Dijon. He currently averages 0.38 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 156 outings during his career. The forward from Senegal has played 13,917 professional minutes and has scored 59 goals. He has accumulated 41 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 19 times. You should also watch out for Mama Balde, the forward born in Guinea-Bissau. Balde has been handed a total of 10 yellow cards in 5,494 mins played (64 career starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.34. He has accumulated 21 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 4 times.
Saturnin Allagbe will look after the net for Dijon. So far in his pro soccer career, Allagbe has allowed 150 goals and has accumulated 235 saves in 120 starts. He has surrendered 1.25 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 38-43-40. He sports a save percentage of .724 and his clean sheet rate sits at 24.2%. Allagbe has 29 clean sheets and has defended 340 shots against him in 10,777 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Nantes (+100)
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