Angers vs Nantes Prediction, 2/14/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Angers vs Nantes
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: Stade Raymond Kopa in Angers, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Angers (+124) Nantes (+230)
Stade Raymond Kopa is the venue where Ismael Traore and Angers (10-4-10, 8th in Ligue 1) will play Nantes (3-10-11, 18th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Paul Bernardoni for Angers and Alban Lafont for Nantes. The Black and Whites are at +124 while Nantes are priced at +230. The total is set at 2.25.
Angers took the field against Nice in their last game and took a loss by a score of 3-0. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 83.4% received passes percentage by connecting on 408 of the 489 passing attempts last match. Angers attempted 20 dribbles in this match and converted 10 of those attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Angers walked away from the pitch at a 27.3% rate by putting 3 shots on target out of 11 total shots. Angers averages 1.21 goals per 90 min (29 total goals) and have 20 assists in all competitions this season.
Ismael Traore is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Angers. He has totaled 6 assists while tallying 28 yellow cards in his career. Traore has been given a starting assignment in 355 contests so far in his career while he scores 0.04 goals per 90. The defender born in France has accumulated 13 goals scored in 31,346 professional minutes played. Someone else who should impact this game is Pierrick Capelle, the forward representing France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 15 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 21 goals. Capelle has been on the field for 15,561 mins in 182 career starts and has been given a total of 32 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.12 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Angers will be Paul Bernardoni. Bernardoni has defended the goal for 13,184 mins and has accumulated 437 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.45 (213 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .692. The keeper born in France has had 639 shots attempted at him in 147 starts. Bernardoni (52-36-59 mark during his career) has accumulated 39 clean sheets, which has earned him a 26.5% shutout rate.
For their last outing, Nantes took a loss by a final score of 2-0 against Lille. Nantes ended the game with a 52.4% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 11 out of the 21 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by connecting on 351 of the 417 passing attempts for a rate of 84.2%. Nantes had 1 SoT out of the team's 5 shots attempted earning them a 20.0% clip in their last match. Having earned a total of 22 goals and 13 assists in all their games, Nantes has an average of 0.92 goals and 0.54 assists per 90 min.
Renaud Emond will be someone to watch for Nantes. He sports an average of 0.46 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 118 contests so far in his pro soccer career. The forward from Belgium has totaled 10,775 mins and he has scored 55 goals. He has 15 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 8 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Ludovic Blas, the midfielder born in France. He has collected 16 goals in his career while helping on a goal 12 different times. Blas has earned himself 17 yellow cards in 9,834 mins (105 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.15.
Alban Lafont will look after the goal for Nantes. Lafont has accumulated 51 shutouts while defending 713 shots attempted against him in 16,409 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of .718 and his shutout rate is currently at 27.9%. He has given up 1.26 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 49-58-76. So far in his pro soccer career, Lafont has allowed 230 goals and has totaled 507 stops in 183 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Angers (+124)
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