Bordeaux vs Nantes Prediction, 10/17/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bordeaux vs Nantes
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Location: Stade Matmut-Atlantique in Bordeaux, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Bordeaux (+172) Nantes (+155)
Stade Matmut-Atlantique is the site where Ui-jo Hwang and Bordeaux (1-4-4, 16th in Ligue 1) will play Nantes (4-1-4, 9th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Benoit Costil for Bordeaux and Alban Lafont for Nantes. The moneyline on this game has Bordeaux coming in at +172 and Nantes are priced at +155. The total is set at 2.25.
Bordeaux took the field against Monaco in their last game and took a loss by a final of 3-0. Bordeaux attempted 31 dribbles in this outing and completed 13 of the tries for a rate of 41.9%. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 85.4% received passes percentage by connecting on 322 out of their 377 passing targets in their last match.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Bordeaux wrapped this game up at a 25.0% clip by landing 1 shot on target of 4 total shots. Bordeaux is averaging 1.22 goals per 90 minutes (11 goals in total) and have accounted for 7 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Ui-jo Hwang is a player who should be able to impact this game for Bordeaux. Hwang has started 189 outings during his career and he tallies 0.38 G/90. The forward from Korea has tallied 72 goals in 16,917 mins played. He has 11 assists while accumulating 15 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Remi Oudin, the forward representing France. He has assisted on a goal 19 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 30 goals. Oudin has accumulated 10,008 mins in 113 starting assignments and has been given 9 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.27 goals per 90 for his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Bordeaux is Benoit Costil. Costil (153-131-163 record in his career) has recorded 121 shutouts, which gives him a 27.0% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from France has seen 1,850 shots attempted against him in 448 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.27 (568 goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of 70.5%. Costil has played for 40,166 mins and has accumulated 1,306 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
When they last played, Nantes got the victory with a final of 2-0 against Troyes. They finished this game by converting 400 out of their 451 passing tries for a percentage of 88.7%. Nantes earned a 44.4% successful dribble percentage by completing 8 of the 18 dribbles they tried. Nantes had 3 shots on goal out of 7 shots tried which had them sitting at a 42.9% clip in their last outing. With 12 goals and 9 assists in all matches, Nantes sports an average of 1.33 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Ludovic Blas will need to provide a lift for Nantes. The midfielder representing France has played 11,821 professional minutes while scoring 26 goals. He has totaled 21 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 16 times. He scores 0.20 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 128 games in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Randal Kolo Muani, the forward representing France. He has totaled 11 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 5 times. Muani has been given 5 yellow card cautions in 3,757 professional minutes played (43 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.26.
Alban Lafont will look after the goal for Nantes. Lafont has tallied 55 clean sheets while defending 802 shots against him in 18,479 career mins. He has earned a save % of 72.1% and his clean sheet rate is 26.7%. He has given up 1.25 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 59-62-85. So far in his career, Lafont has conceded 256 goals and has tallied 573 saves in 206 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Bordeaux (+172)
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