Nantes vs Strasbourg Prediction, 12/6/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nantes vs Strasbourg
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nantes (+135) Strasbourg (+250)
Ludovic Blas and Nantes (3-4-5, 14th in Ligue 1) host Strasbourg (2-1-9, 19th in Ligue 1) at Stade de la Beaujoire on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Alban Lafont for Nantes and Eiji Kawashima for Strasbourg. The odds on this contest have Nantes priced at +135 and Strasbourg are at +250. The over/under opens at 2.25.
Nantes stepped onto the pitch against Marseille in their last matchup and ended up losing by a score of 3-1. Nantes attempted 26 dribbles in this match and were successful in 10 of the tries for a rate of 38.5%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 83.7% passes received rate by connecting on 303 of the 362 passing targets in their last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Nantes finished at a 33.3% rate by hitting 2 shots on target out of 6 total shots. Nantes is averaging 1.17 goals per 90 minutes (14 goals in total) and have tallied 9 assists in all contests this season.
Ludovic Blas is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Nantes. Blas has been given a starting assignment in 98 outings so far in his career and tallies 0.15 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder from France has totaled 15 goals scored in 9,194 minutes played. He has totaled 12 assists while tallying 16 yellow cards so far in his career. Someone else who should impact this match is Renaud Emond, the forward born in Belgium. Emond has totaled 10,609 mins in 116 starting assignments and has been given a total of 14 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 8 times in his career while scoring 54 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.46 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Nantes is Alban Lafont. Lafont (49-52-70 record in his career) has recorded 50 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 29.2% shutout percentage. The keeper born in Burkina Faso has seen 660 shots sent in his direction in 171 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.23 (209 goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of .723. Lafont has defended the goal for 15,329 minutes and has earned 473 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the pitch, Strasbourg went home with a draw by a final score of 1-1 against Rennes. Strasbourg finished the match with a 30.8% successful dribble percentage by completing 4 out of the 13 dribbles they pursued. They finished the contest by connecting on 237 out of their 298 attempted passes for a rate of 79.5%. Strasbourg converted 2 shots on target out of 6 shots attempted which gave them a 33.3% clip in their last match. Having tallied 14 goals and 7 assists in all their contests, Strasbourg has an average of 1.17 goals and 0.58 assists per 90 minutes.
Ludovic Ajorque will need to provide a spark for Strasbourg. He scores 0.38 goals per 90 minutes and has started 109 matches in his pro soccer career. The forward from Réunion has been on the pitch for 9,473 mins while scoring 40 goals. He has accumulated 21 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 14 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Adrien Thomasson, the defender representing France. Thomasson has been handed 30 yellow cards in 13,905 minutes (159 starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.16. He has scored 25 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 24 different times.
Eiji Kawashima will reside in front of the net for Strasbourg. During his professional soccer career, Kawashima has conceded 294 goals and has racked up 647 saves in 205 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.44 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 69-56-80. He has earned a save percentage of .689 and his clean sheet rate sits at 28.3%. Kawashima has tallied 58 clean sheets while defending 938 shots against him in 18,410 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Strasbourg (+250)
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