Angers vs Rennes Prediction, 8/29/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Angers vs Rennes
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Location: Stade Raymond Kopa in Angers, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Angers (+215) Rennes (+132)
Benjamin Bourigeaud and Rennes (1-2-0, 5th in Ligue 1) head to Stade Raymond Kopa on Sunday where they'll take on Angers (2-1-0, 2nd in Ligue 1). The starting goaltenders will be Paul Bernardoni for Angers and Alfred Gomis for Rennes. The Red and Blacks are at at +132 while the Black and Whites are at +215. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Angers faced off with Bordeaux in their last matchup and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. Angers attempted 20 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 9 of the tries for a rate of 45.0%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 88.6% rate by converting 420 of the 474 pass targets in their last outing.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Angers walked away from the pitch at a 50.0% rate by landing 3 shots on target of 6 shots. Angers sports an average of 1.67 goals per 90 (5 total goals) and are sitting with 5 assists in all matches for the year.
Sada Thioub is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Angers. He has 13 assists while tallying 15 yellow cards so far in his career. Thioub has been a starter in 91 matchups during his soccer career and tallies 0.14 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in France has tallied 13 goals scored in 8,641 minutes.
Someone else who should impact this game is Stephane Bahoken, the forward representing France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 38 goals. Bahoken has earned 8,677 minutes in 98 starting assignments and has been handed 21 yellow cards. He has an average of 0.39 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Angers is Paul Bernardoni. Bernardoni has been on the pitch for a total of 14,714 minutes and has accumulated 471 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.44 (235 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 68.9%. The goalkeeper hailing from France has had 692 shots tried against him in 164 career starting assignments. Bernardoni (56-41-67 mark during his career) has accounted for 45 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 27.4% clean sheet percentage.
For their last game, Rennes took home the win by a final score of 1-0 against Nantes. They finished this game by connecting on 471 of the 541 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 87.1%. Rennes finished the match with a 60.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 6 out of the 10 dribbles they pursued. Rennes converted 5 shots on target out of the team's 14 shots attempted which had them at a 35.7% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having tallied 3 goals and 3 assists in all their matches, Rennes is averaging 1.00 goal and 1.00 assist per 90.
Benjamin Bourigeaud will need to provide a spark for Rennes. He averages 0.18 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 193 games in his career. The forward born in France has been on the field for 16,935 minutes and has scored 33 goals. He has accumulated 35 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 28 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Sehrou Guirassy, the forward born in France. Guirassy has been handed a total of 16 yellow card warnings in 9,645 mins played (102 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.41. He has scored 44 goals thus far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 7 times.
Alfred Gomis will be residing in front of the net for Rennes. In his career, Gomis has conceded 247 goals and has earned 649 stops in 222 starts. He has allowed 1.12 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 73-66-78. He sports a save percentage of 73.6% and his clean sheet rate is 32.0%. Gomis has earned 71 shutouts and has seen 882 shots against him in 19,848 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Angers (+215)
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