Brest vs Rennes Prediction, 1/17/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brest vs Rennes
Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021
Location: Stade Francis-Le Blé in Brest, France
TV: Arena Sport 4 Serbia
Odds/Point Spread: Brest (+180) Rennes (+137)
Stade Francis-Le Blé is the site where Gaetan Charbonnier and Brest (8-2-9, 11th in Ligue 1) will play Rennes (9-6-4, 5th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Gautier Larsonneur for Brest and Alfred Gomis for Rennes. The Pirates are at +180 while the Red and Blacks are at +137. The total has been set at 2.5.
Brest faced PSG in their last game and took a loss by a score of 3-0. In the passing game, they ended up with a 87.4% passes received rate by completing 381 of the 436 pass attempts in their last game. Brest tried 21 dribbles in this contest and completed 11 of those attempts for a rate of 52.4%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Brest walked away from the pitch at a 16.7% rate by hitting 2 shots on target of 12 total shots. Brest is averaging 1.47 goals per 90 min (28 goals in total) and have earned 19 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Gaetan Charbonnier is a guy who can be a difference maker for Brest. Charbonnier has been a starter in 231 contests in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.39 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from France has totaled 88 goals in 20,264 mins played. He has totaled 39 assists while earning 47 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this game is Steve Mounie, the forward born in Benin. Mounie has earned 11,830 mins in 128 career starting assignments and has been handed 13 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 14 times during his soccer career while he has scored 47 total goals. He scores 0.36 goals per 90 during his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Brest will be Gautier Larsonneur. Larsonneur has played for 10,678 minutes and has tallied 262 saves during his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.18 (140 total goals allowed) and his save % is .734. The goalkeeper hailing from France has had 365 shots sent his way in 119 starts. Larsonneur (54-34-31 mark in his career) has recorded 37 clean sheets, which gives him a 31.1% shutout rate.
When they last took the field, Rennes weren't able to secure a win with a final of 2-2 against Lyon. They wrapped up this outing by converting 551 out of their 634 passing tries for a rate of 86.9%. Rennes earned a 33.3% successful dribble percentage by converting 5 out of the 15 dribbles they attempted. Rennes had 6 shots on target out of their 14 shots attempted which gave them a 42.9% clip in their last outing. Having tallied 27 goals and 24 assists in all their matches, Rennes averages 1.42 goals and 1.26 assists per 90.
Benjamin Bourigeaud will need to provide a lift for Rennes. He sports an average of 0.18 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 175 contests during his soccer career. The forward hailing from France has been on the field for 15,394 mins and has scored 30 goals. He has collected 31 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 26 times. You should also watch out for Adrien Hunou, the forward who represents France. He has scored 37 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 8 times. Hunou has been handed 11 yellow card cautions in 9,960 mins played (107 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his career is 0.33.
Alfred Gomis will reside in front of the net for Rennes. Gomis has accumulated 65 clean sheets while defending 816 shots tried against him in 18,048 career mins. He sports a save percentage of .734 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 32.2%. He has conceded 1.14 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 66-60-71. In his career, Gomis has given up 228 goals while tallying 601 saves in 202 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Rennes (+137) and under 2.5 goals
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