Angers vs Nantes Prediction, 9/19/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Angers vs Nantes
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Location: Stade Raymond Kopa in Angers, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Angers (+129) Nantes (+217)
Stade Raymond Kopa is the site where Stephane Bahoken and Angers (3-2-0, 2nd in Ligue 1) will take on Nantes (1-1-3, 14th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Paul Bernardoni for Angers and Alban Lafont for Nantes. Nantes are at at +217 while the Black and Whites are at +129. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Angers took the field against Brest in their last match and got the draw with a final of 1-1. In regard to passing, they finished with a 88.5% received passes rate by connecting on 455 of the 514 passing attempts last match. Angers attempted 21 dribbles in this matchup and completed 17 of the tries for a percentage of 81.0%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Angers finished the game at a 14.3% rate by hitting 1 shot on target out of 7 shots. Angers is averaging 1.60 goals per 90 (8 goals in total) and are sitting with 5 assists in all games this year.
Stephane Bahoken is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Angers. Bahoken has been given a starting assignment in 98 matches so far in his career and he accounts for 0.39 G/90. The forward from France has recorded 38 goals in 8,683 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 8 assists while tallying 21 yellow cards in his career.
Someone else who should impact this game is Sada Thioub, the forward representing France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times in his career and he has scored 13 goals. Thioub has been on the field for 8,641 minutes in 91 starting assignments and has been given 15 yellow cards. He scores 0.14 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Angers will be Paul Bernardoni. Bernardoni has seen the pitch for a total of 14,894 minutes and is sitting with 478 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.43 (236 goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of 69.2%. The goalkeeper hailing from France has had 699 shots tried at him in 166 starting assignments. Bernardoni (57-42-67 record during his soccer career) has recorded 46 shutouts, which leaves him with a 27.7% clean sheet rate.
The last time they took the pitch, Nantes took a defeat with a final score of 2-0 against Nice. Nantes ended the game with a 57.9% successful dribble rate by connecting on 11 out of the 19 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by completing 384 out of their 452 passes they tried for a rate of 85.0%. Nantes had 6 shots on goal out of their 19 shots attempted which had them at a 31.6% rate in their last game. Having earned a total of 3 goals and 3 assists for all their matches, Nantes is averaging 0.60 goals and 0.60 assists per 90 minutes.
Randal Kolo Muani should be someone to watch for Nantes. He has an average of 0.26 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 39 outings during his pro soccer career. The forward from France has been on the pitch for 3,409 minutes while he has scored 10 goals. He has 5 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 4 times. You should also keep an eye on Ludovic Blas, the midfielder representing France. He has earned 22 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 16 different times. Blas has been handed 21 yellow cards in 11,479 mins played (124 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.17.
Alban Lafont will be residing in front of the net for Nantes. Thus far in his career, Lafont has surrendered 251 goals while tallying 562 stops in 202 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.25 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 56-62-84. He holds a save percentage of 72.1% and his clean sheet rate sits at 26.7%. Lafont has 54 shutouts while defending 786 shots tried against him in 18,119 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Angers (+129)
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