Lille vs Saint-Etienne Prediction, 5/16/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lille vs Saint-Etienne
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
Odds/Point Spread: Lille (-182) Saint-Etienne (+499)
Stade Pierre-Mauroy is the venue where Jonathan Bamba and Lille (23-10-3, 1st in Ligue 1) will play Saint-Etienne (12-9-15, 11th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Mike Maignan for Lille and Stefan Bajic for Saint-Etienne. Saint-Étienne are at at +499 while Lille OSC are at -182. The total is set at 2.5.
Lille stepped onto the pitch against Lens in their last game and walked away with a win by a score of 3-0. In sharing the ball, they finished with a 89.0% received passes rate by completing 486 of the 546 pass targets last game. Lille tried 10 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 5 of the dribbles for a percentage of 50.0%. Regarding shot accuracy, Lille finished at a 50.0% clip by landing 5 SoT of 10 total shots. Lille has an average of 1.67 goals per 90 (60 total goals) and have tallied 38 assists in all matches this year.
Jonathan Bamba is a guy who can be a difference maker for Lille. Bamba has been a starter in 150 outings in his career and he accounts for 0.22 G/90. The forward born in France has earned 33 goals scored in 13,356 minutes played. He has 27 assists while accumulating 11 yellow card warnings in his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Burak Yilmaz, the forward who is from Turkey. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 51 times in his career while scoring 221 total goals. Yilmaz has totaled 29,443 minutes during 336 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 91 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.68 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Lille will be Mike Maignan. Maignan has seen the pitch for 13,068 mins and has 374 stops during his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.01 (146 total goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 73.5%. The goalie from French Guiana has had 499 shots tried at him in 145 career starts. Maignan (74-30-41 record during his soccer career) has accounted for 56 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 38.6% shutout percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Saint-Etienne walked away with a victory by a final of 1-0 against Marseille. They finished the match by completing 270 out of their 339 passes they attempted for a percentage of 79.6%. Saint-Etienne ended the game with a 62.1% successful dribble rate by connecting on 18 out of the 29 dribbles they tried. Saint-Etienne landed 5 shots on target out of their 17 shots attempted which had them at a 29.4% clip in their last match. With a total of 40 goals and 28 assists in all matches, Saint-Etienne is averaging 1.11 goals and 0.78 assists per 90 minutes.
Mahdi Camara should provide solid play for Saint-Etienne. He averages 0.07 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 45 matches so far in his pro soccer career. The midfielder who is from France has been on the pitch for 4,021 minutes while earning 3 goals. He has accumulated 6 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 2 times. You should also keep an eye on Denis Bouanga, the forward representing France. Bouanga has been given a total of 23 yellow card warnings in 12,834 minutes played (143 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.36. He has scored 51 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 19 times.
Stefan Bajic will reside in front of the goal for Saint-Etienne. Bajic has tallied 0 clean sheets while he has seen 6 shots against him in 180 mins in his career. He has a save percentage of 16.7% and his shutout rate is currently at 0.0%. He has given up 2.50 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 0-0-2. In his pro soccer career, Bajic has surrendered 5 goals while totaling 1 saves in 2 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Saint-Etienne (+499) and under the total goals
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