Nantes vs PSG Prediction, 10/31/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nantes vs PSG
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes, France
TV: beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Odds/Point Spread: Nantes (+650) PSG (-240)
Ludovic Blas and Nantes (2-2-3, 15th in Ligue 1) host PSG (6-0-2, 1st in Ligue 1) at Stade de la Beaujoire on Saturday. The goalies protecting the net will be Alban Lafont for Nantes and Keylor Navas for PSG. PSG are at at -240 while Nantes are priced at +650. The total is set at 3.5.
Nantes has controlled possession of the ball for 43.1% of contests while they successfully dribble 57.5% of the time (14th in the league). They have tried 72 shots at the goal with 24 of them being on target, which is a 33.3% shots on target percentage. Nantes as a team have 9 goals for the year, which is currently 15th in the league. Their players have caught 2,383 passes from teammates on 2,819 targets on the season, which has earned them a receiving percentage of 84.5%.
Ludovic Blas is a guy who should impact this matchup for Nantes. Blas has been a starter in 93 games so far in his career while he scores 0.13 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder from France has totaled 13 goals in 8,750 professional minutes played. He has totaled 12 assists while tallying 14 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. One more player who should impact this match is Moses Simon, the forward from Nigeria. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 20 times in his career and he has scored 27 goals. Simon has earned 11,016 mins during 123 starting assignments and has been given 8 yellow cards. He scores 0.22 G/90 so far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Nantes will be Alban Lafont. Lafont has seen the pitch for 14,879 minutes and has 459 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.22 (201 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .722. The keeper from Burkina Faso has had 641 shots tried against him in 166 starting assignments. Lafont (48-50-68 record during his soccer career) has recorded 49 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 29.5% clean sheet percentage.
The Parisians have dribbled successfully 66% of the time so far this season while totaling 20 goals. They have earned a receiving percentage of 93.5% and they have controlled possession of the ball 64.9% of the time. PSG has 5,230 pass targets this season (1st in Ligue 1) and they have 4,890 completed passes. They have been able to connect on 40% of their shots on target out of 145 shots.
Kylian Mbappe should provide a spark for PSG. He currently averages 0.95 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 89 outings in his career. The forward who is from France has totaled 8,178 minutes while he has scored 86 goals. He has accumulated 10 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 32 times. You should also watch out for Neymar, the forward representing Brazil. Neymar has been given a total of 37 yellow card cautions in 14,914 minutes played (167 starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.71. He has scored 117 goals in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 67 times.
Keylor Navas will be looking after the net for the Parisians. So far in his career, Navas has surrendered 218 goals while he has accumulated 631 stops in 213 starts. He has surrendered 1.03 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 115-48-50. He is the owner of a save % of .746 and his shutout rate is currently at 33.3%. Navas has 71 clean sheets while he has defended 847 shots against him in 19,089 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nantes (+650)
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