Saint-Etienne vs Lille Prediction, 11/29/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saint-Etienne vs Lille
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2020
Location: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Étienne, France
TV: ESPN Play Norte
Odds/Point Spread: Saint-Etienne (+330) Lille (-143)
Adil Aouchiche and Saint-Etienne (3-1-7, 16th in Ligue 1) play Lille (6-4-1, 2nd in Ligue 1) at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Sunday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Jessy Moulin for Saint-Etienne and Mike Maignan for Lille. The moneyline on this game has Saint-Etienne priced at +330 and Lille OSC are at -143. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Saint-Etienne faced off with Brest in their most recent match and took a loss by a final of 4-1. Saint-Etienne tried 31 dribbles in this matchup and converted 19 of those attempts for a percentage of 61.3%. In the passing game, they had a 89.3% passes received rate by converting 533 out of their 597 targeted passes in their last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Saint-Etienne walked away from the pitch at a 5.9% rate by landing 1 SoT out of 17 shots. Saint-Etienne is averaging 0.91 goals per 90 min (10 goals in total) and have accumulated 8 assists in all matches this year.
Adil Aouchiche is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Saint-Etienne. He has accounted for 1 assist while tallying 1 yellow card so far in his career. Aouchiche has had a starting assignment in 10 matches during his soccer career and he scores 0.25 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder born in France has recorded 2 goals scored in 733 mins played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Denis Bouanga, the forward hailing from France. Bouanga has accumulated 11,070 minutes during 124 starts and has been given a total of 17 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 15 times during his career and he has scored 46 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.37 goals per 90 for his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Saint-Etienne will be Jessy Moulin. Moulin (9-6-15 record in his career) has tallied 8 clean sheets, which gives him a 27.6% clean sheet percentage. The keeper hailing from France has seen 144 shots sent in his direction in 29 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.38 (41 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .743. Moulin has defended the goal for a total of 2,667 minutes and has tallied 108 saves in his career.
For their last match, Lille earned three points by winning 4-0 against Lorient. Lille had a 53.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 16 of the 30 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by completing 646 of the 728 passing tries for a percentage of 88.7%. Lille converted 13 SoT out of their 32 shots attempted which gave them a 40.6% clip in their last game. Having earned a total of 20 goals and 14 assists in all their games, Lille averages 1.82 goals and 1.27 assists per 90 minutes.
Jonathan Bamba should provide a spark for Lille. He is currently averaging 0.24 goals per 90 mins and has started 128 matches so far in his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from France has totaled 11,439 mins while scoring 31 goals. He has 9 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 23 times. You should also keep an eye on Burak Yılmaz, the forward born in Turkey. Yılmaz has been given 88 yellow card warnings in 28,335 mins played (324 career starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.67. He has accounted for 212 goals during his career while helping a teammate on a goal 48 different times.
Mike Maignan will reside in front of the net for Lille. In his career, Maignan has allowed 131 goals and has accounted for 318 stops in 120 starts. He has surrendered 1.09 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 57-24-39. He has earned a save percentage of .725 and his clean sheet rate is 35.0%. Maignan has totaled 42 clean sheets while seeing 429 shots tried against him in 10,818 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lille (-143)
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