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Game: Angers vs Monaco
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Stade Raymond Kopa in Angers, France
TV: ESPN2 Norte
Odds/Point Spread: Angers (+310) Monaco (-125)
Stade Raymond Kopa is the site where Angelo Fulgini and Angers (11-8-14, 12th in Ligue 1) will take on Monaco (21-5-7, 3rd in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The men protecting the net will be Paul Bernardoni for Angers and Benjamin Lecomte for Monaco. The Black and Whites are at +310 while the Monégasques are at -125. The total opens at 2.5.
Angers stepped onto the pitch against Rennes in their last match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-0. Angers tried 10 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 5 of those attempts for a rate of 50.0%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 86.1% rate by connecting on 420 of the 488 pass attempts in their last match. In regard to shooting accuracy, Angers ended this match at a 30.0% rate by putting 3 shots on target of 10 total shots. Angers is averaging 1.03 goals per 90 min (34 total goals) and have 20 assists in all competitions for the season.
Angelo Fulgini is a player who can be a difference maker for Angers. He has 11 assists while earning 23 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Fulgini has been given a starting assignment in 148 games in his career and scores 0.14 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder representing Cote d'Ivoire has recorded 21 goals scored in 13,085 mins. Someone else who should impact this game is Stephane Bahoken, the forward representing France. Bahoken has earned 8,356 minutes during 96 career starting assignments and has earned himself 21 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 7 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 37 total goals. He is averaging 0.40 goals per 90 for his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Angers is Paul Bernardoni. Bernardoni (53-40-63 record in his career) has recorded 42 shutouts, which leaves him with a 26.9% shutout rate. The goalkeeper born in France has seen 665 shots sent his way in 156 career starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.45 (226 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 68.6%. Bernardoni has seen the field for 13,994 minutes and is sitting with 451 saves in his career.
When they last took the field, Monaco went home victorious with a score of 3-0 against Bordeaux. Monaco had a 73.3% successful dribble percentage by converting 11 out of the 15 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this contest by converting 536 out of their 602 passing tries earning a rate of 89.0%. Monaco had 6 shots on target out of their 13 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 46.2% clip in their last outing. With a total of 70 goals and 47 assists for all their matches, Monaco averages 2.12 goals and 1.42 assists per 90 min.
Wissam Ben Yedder should be able to be counted on for Monaco. The forward from Spain has earned 22,019 mins while scoring 136 goals. He has tallied 15 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 43 times. He averages 0.56 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 254 matches so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Kevin Volland, the forward who is from Germany. Volland has been handed 50 yellow card warnings in 26,471 professional minutes played (304 starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.38. He has collected 111 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 64 times.
Benjamin Lecomte will look after the net for Monaco. During his pro soccer career, Lecomte has allowed 338 goals and has 823 saves in 271 starts. He has conceded 1.24 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 99-83-90. He has earned a save % of 72.0% and his clean sheet rate is 28.8%. Lecomte has accumulated 78 clean sheets while seeing 1,140 shots against him in 24,463 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Monaco (-125)
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