Angers vs Lille Prediction, 5/23/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Angers vs Lille
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Location: Stade Raymond Kopa in Angers, France
Odds/Point Spread: Angers (+320) Lille (-130)
Burak Yilmaz and Lille (23-11-3, 1st in Ligue 1) go to Stade Raymond Kopa on Sunday where they'll meet Angers (12-8-17, 12th in Ligue 1). The expected starting goaltenders will be Paul Bernardoni for Angers and Mike Maignan for Lille. The Black and Whites are at +320 while Lille OSC are at -130. The total opens at 2.5.
Angers played Marseille in their last game and went home with a loss by a final score of 3-2. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 88.3% passes received rate by connecting on 446 out of their 505 passing attempts last match. Angers attempted 17 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 5 of those attempts for a percentage of 29.4%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Angers ended this match at a 45.5% rate by landing 5 shots on target out of 11 total shots. Angers sports an average of 1.03 goals per 90 (38 total goals) and have accounted for 23 assists in all competitions this year.
Lois Diony is a player who should be able to impact this match for Angers. Diony has been given a starting assignment in 134 contests during his pro soccer career while scoring 0.29 goals per 90. The forward born in France has accumulated 40 goals scored in 12,301 professional minutes played. He has totaled 18 assists while tallying 20 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Stephane Bahoken, the forward born in France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times so far in his career while scoring 37 goals. Bahoken has totaled 8,585 minutes during 98 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 21 yellow card warnings. He averages 0.39 G/90 so far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Angers will be Paul Bernardoni. Bernardoni has played for a total of 14,354 minutes and is sitting with 463 stops during his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.45 (232 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save % of 68.8%. The keeper from France has had 682 shots attempted against him in 160 career starting assignments. Bernardoni (54-40-66 record during his career) has earned 43 shutouts, which has earned him a 26.9% clean sheet percentage.
When they last took the field, Lille finished locked up with a final of 0-0 against Saint-Etienne. Lille earned a 47.6% successful dribble percentage by converting 10 of the 21 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 536 out of their 640 passes they attempted for a percentage of 83.8%. Lille converted 2 shots on target out of their 14 shots tried giving them a 14.3% rate when they last took the field. With 60 goals and 38 assists in all their matches, Lille averages 1.62 goals and 1.03 assists per 90 minutes.
Burak Yilmaz will be someone to watch for Lille. The forward hailing from Turkey has played 29,533 minutes and has scored 221 goals. He has 91 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 51 times. He currently averages 0.67 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 337 outings in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Jonathan Bamba, the forward representing France. Bamba has been handed a total of 11 yellow card cautions in 13,418 mins played (151 career starts). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.22. He has scored 33 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 27 times.
Mike Maignan will look after the goal for Lille. Maignan has recorded 57 clean sheets while defending 500 shots attempted against him in 13,158 career mins. He has a save % of 73.6% and his clean sheet rate is 39.0%. He has surrendered 1.00 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 74-31-41. So far in his career, Maignan has given up 146 goals and has accumulated 375 saves in 146 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Angers (+320)
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