Dijon vs Nantes Prediction, 5/16/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dijon vs Nantes
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Stade Gaston Gérard in Dijon, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Dijon (+380) Nantes (-140)
Moussa Konate and Dijon (3-9-24, 20th in Ligue 1) host Nantes (8-13-15, 18th in Ligue 1) at Stade Gaston Gérard on Sunday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Anthony Racioppi for Dijon and Alban Lafont for Nantes. Nantes are at at -140 while Dijon are at +380. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Dijon faced off with Angers in their last match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-0. Dijon tried 30 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 17 of those tries for a rate of 56.7%. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 88.5% passes received percentage by connecting on 539 of the 609 pass attempts in their last outing. Regarding shot accuracy, Dijon ended this match at a 20.0% rate by hitting 1 shot on target of 5 total shots. Dijon is averaging 0.67 goals per 90 minutes (24 total goals) and have accounted for 14 assists in all competitions for the season.
Moussa Konate is a player who should be able to impact this match for Dijon. Konate has been in the starting lineup in 164 contests during his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.39 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Senegal has racked up 64 goals in 14,673 professional minutes. He has totaled 19 assists while earning 43 yellow card warnings during his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Mama Balde, the forward born in Guinea-Bissau. Balde has played 6,889 minutes in 79 starts and has been handed 14 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 4 times in his career while scoring 24 goals. He scores 0.31 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Dijon will be Anthony Racioppi. Racioppi (2-6-13 mark in his career) has accumulated 3 shutouts, which has earned him a 14.3% shutout rate. The goalkeeper from Switzerland has seen 93 shots tried at him in 21 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.57 (33 total goals surrendered) and he has a save percentage of 67.7%. Racioppi has been on the field for 1,890 minutes and is sitting with 63 stops in his career.
In their last outing, Nantes walked away with a victory by a final of 3-0 against Bordeaux. Nantes earned a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 14 out of the 28 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by connecting on 331 of the 442 passing attempts for a percentage of 74.9%. Nantes landed 2 shots on target out of the team's 10 shots attempted which gave them a 20.0% clip in their last outing. Having earned a total of 42 goals and 24 assists in all competitions, Nantes averages 1.17 goals and 0.67 assists per 90.
Renaud Emond should provide a lift for Nantes. The forward from Belgium has been on the pitch for 10,842 mins and has scored 55 goals. He has 15 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 8 times. He scores 0.46 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 118 matches during his soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Ludovic Blas, the midfielder representing France. He has scored 20 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 15 different times. Blas has earned himself a total of 18 yellow card warnings in 10,865 mins played (117 career starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.17.
Alban Lafont will be looking after the net for Nantes. Lafont has earned 52 shutouts while seeing 760 shots against him in 17,489 career minutes. He has earned a save percentage of 72.1% and his shutout rate is currently at 26.7%. He has surrendered 1.26 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 54-61-80. During his career, Lafont has given up 244 goals while tallying 543 saves in 195 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dijon (+380)
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