Strasbourg vs Rennes Prediction, 11/27/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Strasbourg vs Rennes
Date: Friday, November 27, 2020
Location: Stade de la Meinau in Strasbourg, France
TV: ESPN Norte
Odds/Point Spread: Strasbourg (+175) Rennes (+160)
Stade de la Meinau is the site where Adrien Thomasson and Strasbourg (2-0-9, 19th in Ligue 1) will play Rennes (5-3-3, 7th in Ligue 1) on Friday. The goalies protecting the net are Eiji Kawashima for Strasbourg and Alfred Gomis for Rennes. The Red and Blacks are at at +160 while Strasbourg are at +175. The total has been set at 2.5.
Strasbourg faced off with Montpellier in their most recent match and took a loss by a final of 4 - 3. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 79.7% passes received rate by connecting on 298 of the 374 passing attempts in their last game. Strasbourg tried 7 dribbles in this match and were successful in 4 of those attempts for a rate of 57.1%. Concerning shot accuracy, Strasbourg finished at a 42.9% rate by hitting 3 SoT out of 7 shots. Strasbourg sports an average of 1.18 goals per 90 (13 total goals) and have accounted for 6 assists in all matches for the year.
Adrien Thomasson is a player who should impact this matchup for Strasbourg. Thomasson has been given a starting assignment in 158 outings in his career and tallies 0.16 G/90. The defender born in France has 24 goals scored in 13,833 professional minutes played. He has totaled 24 assists while tallying 30 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Ludovic Ajorque, the forward hailing from Réunion. Ajorque has been on the field for 9,411 minutes during 108 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 21 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 14 times during his soccer career and he has scored 40 total goals. He currently averages 0.38 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Strasbourg will be Eiji Kawashima. Kawashima (69-55-80 record in his career) has recorded 58 shutouts, which leaves him with a 28.4% shutout percentage. The keeper hailing from Japan has seen 931 shots tried against him in 204 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.44 (293 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .687. Kawashima has seen the pitch for 18,320 mins and has tallied 641 stops in his career.
For their last match, Rennes took a loss by a score of 2 - 1 against Chelsea. Rennes ended the game with a 45.5% successful dribble rate by completing 5 out of the 11 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by connecting on 474 of the 550 passes they tried earning a rate of 86.2%. Rennes landed 5 shots on goal out of 13 shots attempted which gave them a 38.5% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 17 goals and 15 assists for all their games, Rennes has an average of 1.55 goals and 1.36 assists per 90 minutes.
Adrien Hunou should provide solid play for Rennes. He has an average of 0.33 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 104 games during his career. The forward born in France has totaled 9,681 mins while he has scored 35 goals. He has totaled 10 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 8 times. You should also watch out for Sehrou Guirassy, the forward representing France. He has accounted for 36 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 7 different times. Guirassy has earned himself 13 yellow card warnings in 8,492 mins (90 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.38.
Alfred Gomis is expected to look after the goal for Rennes. Gomis has 65 clean sheets while seeing 813 shots against him in 17,958 career minutes. He sports a save percentage of .734 and his clean sheet rate is currently 32.3%. He has given up 1.14 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 66-59-71. Thus far in his career, Gomis has given up 227 goals while totaling 599 stops in 201 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Strasbourg (+175)
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