Angers vs Dijon Prediction, 5/9/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Angers vs Dijon
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Stade Raymond Kopa in Angers, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Angers (-154) Dijon (+417)
Stade Raymond Kopa is the site where Lois Diony and Angers (11-8-16, 13th in Ligue 1) will take on Dijon (3-9-23, 20th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Paul Bernardoni for Angers and Anthony Racioppi for Dijon. Dijon are at at +417 while the Black and Whites are at -154. The total is set at 2.5.
Angers faced off with Lorient in their last match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0. Angers attempted 20 dribbles in this match and were successful in 15 of the tries for a percentage of 75.0%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 88.3% rate by connecting on 496 of the 562 targeted passes last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Angers wrapped this game up at a 22.2% rate by putting 2 SoT out of 9 total shots. Angers averages 0.97 goals per 90 (34 total goals) and have accounted for 20 assists in all games for the season.
Lois Diony is a player who should impact this matchup for Angers. Diony has been given a starting assignment in 133 contests in his career and he tallies 0.29 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in France has tallied 39 goals in 12,210 professional minutes. He has accounted for 18 assists while accumulating 20 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Another player who should impact this match is Stephane Bahoken, the forward representing France. Bahoken has 8,496 mins in 97 starting assignments and has been given a total of 21 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 7 times thus far in his career while he has scored 37 goals. He is averaging 0.39 G/90 for his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Angers is Paul Bernardoni. Bernardoni (53-40-65 record during his career) has totaled 42 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 26.6% shutout percentage. The goalie from France has faced 671 shots attempted at him in 158 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.45 (229 goals conceded) and his save percentage is 68.6%. Bernardoni has seen the field for 14,174 minutes and has 455 saves during his soccer career.
The last time they took the field, Dijon took a defeat with a final score of 5-1 against Metz. Dijon earned a 63.2% successful dribble rate by completing 12 of the 19 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by connecting on 335 of the 403 attempted passes for a percentage of 83.1%. Dijon converted 4 shots on goal out of the team's 10 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 40.0% rate when they last took the field. Having accumulated 24 goals and 14 assists for all their matches, Dijon is averaging 0.69 goals and 0.40 assists per 90 min.
Mama Balde will be counted on for Dijon. The forward from Guinea-Bissau has played 6,807 mins while scoring 24 goals. He has 14 yellow cards during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 4 times. He averages 0.32 G/90 and has been a starter in 78 matches so far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Moussa Konate, the forward representing Senegal. He has totaled 64 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 19 times. Konate has been given 43 yellow card cautions in 14,665 minutes (164 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.39.
Anthony Racioppi will reside in front of the net for Dijon. Racioppi has accumulated 3 shutouts while seeing 93 shots against him in 1,890 mins throughout his career. He holds a save % of 67.7% and his shutout rate sits at 14.3%. He has surrendered 1.57 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 2-6-13. In his pro soccer career, Racioppi has given up 33 goals and has 63 stops in 21 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Angers (-154)
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