Brest vs Nantes Prediction, 5/2/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brest vs Nantes
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: Stade Francis-Le Blé in Brest, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Brest (+120) Nantes (+210)
Franck Honorat and Brest (11-7-16, 13th in Ligue 1) host Nantes (6-13-15, 18th in Ligue 1) at Stade Francis-Le Blé on Sunday. The starting goaltenders will be Gautier Larsonneur for Brest and Alban Lafont for Nantes. The moneyline on this matchup has Brest coming in at +120 and Nantes are priced at +210. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Brest faced Saint-Etienne in their last matchup and walked away with a win by a score of 2-1. In regard to passing, they earned a 84.2% received passes percentage by connecting on 362 of the 430 pass targets in their last match. Brest attempted 11 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 9 of the attempts for a rate of 81.8%. Regarding shot accuracy, Brest finished the game at a 58.3% rate by putting 7 SoT of 12 total shots. Brest averages 1.29 goals per 90 min (44 goals in total) and have accounted for 29 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Franck Honorat is a player who can be a difference maker for Brest. He has accounted for 22 assists while earning 10 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Honorat has had a starting assignment in 101 outings so far in his career and has 0.14 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from France has 15 goals scored in 9,313 mins. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Gaetan Charbonnier, the forward who represents France. He has helped a teammate on a goal 39 times so far in his career while he has scored 91 goals. Charbonnier has played 20,715 minutes in 236 starts and has been handed 48 yellow card warnings. He has an average of 0.40 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Brest is Gautier Larsonneur. Larsonneur (56-38-37 record during his soccer career) has recorded 38 shutouts, which has earned him a 29.0% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from France has had 410 shots tried against him in 131 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.22 (159 goals surrendered) and he has a save percentage of 72.4%. Larsonneur has played for a total of 11,758 mins and has earned 291 stops in his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the field, Nantes walked away with a victory by a final of 2-1 against Strasbourg. Nantes finished with a 66.7% successful dribble rate by converting 12 out of the 18 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by connecting on 203 of the 275 passes they attempted for a rate of 73.8%. Nantes landed 5 shots on target out of their 7 shots tried giving them a 71.4% clip in their last outing. Having tallied 35 goals and 20 assists in all their matches, Nantes averages 1.03 goals and 0.59 assists per 90.
Renaud Emond will need to be on top of his game for Nantes. The forward born in Belgium has totaled 10,823 minutes while scoring 55 goals. He has 15 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted on a goal 8 times. He currently averages 0.46 goals per 90 mins and has started 118 games so far in his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Ludovic Blas, the midfielder born in France. Blas has been given a total of 18 yellow cards in 10,694 mins played (115 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.16. He has totaled 19 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 14 times.
Alban Lafont is expected to look after the goal for Nantes. Lafont has earned 51 clean sheets and has defended 751 shots attempted against him in 17,309 career minutes. He has a save percentage of 71.9% and his clean sheet rate is currently 26.4%. He has allowed 1.26 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 52-61-80. So far in his career, Lafont has conceded 243 goals and has tallied 535 stops in 193 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Brest (+120)
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