Lorient vs Angers Prediction, 5/2/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lorient vs Angers
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: Stade du Moustoir in Lorient, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Lorient (+137) Angers (+200)
Yoane Wissa and Lorient (9-8-17, 17th in Ligue 1) play Angers (11-8-15, 12th in Ligue 1) at Stade du Moustoir on Sunday. The goalies protecting the net are Paul Nardi for Lorient and Paul Bernardoni for Angers. Lorient are at +137 while the Black and Whites are at +200. The over/under opens at 2.25.
Lorient faced off with Bordeaux in their last game and earned the victory with a final of 4-1. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 80.3% passes received rate by connecting on 317 of the 395 passing targets in their last match. Lorient tried 17 dribbles in this matchup and converted 11 of those dribbles for a percentage of 64.7%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Lorient finished the game at a 53.8% clip by landing 7 shots on target of 13 shots. Lorient is averaging 1.24 g/90 (42 goals in total) and have 22 assists in all competitions this season.
Yoane Wissa is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lorient. He has accounted for 16 assists while tallying 21 yellow card cautions in his career. Wissa has had a starting assignment in 118 contests during his career and he scores 0.38 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from France has 43 goals in 10,238 mins. One more guy who should impact this match is Adrian Grbic, the forward who is from Austria. He has assisted on a goal 4 times in his career and he has scored 32 total goals. Grbic has totaled 5,636 mins in 55 starting assignments and has been given 10 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.51 G/90 during his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Lorient will be Paul Nardi. Nardi (73-46-58 record during his soccer career) has 42 shutouts, which has earned him a 23.7% shutout rate. The keeper hailing from France has seen 589 shots sent in his direction in 177 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.27 (224 total goals conceded) and he holds a save % of 73.5%. Nardi has seen the field for 15,911 mins and has accumulated 432 stops during his career.
In their last game, Angers went home defeated by a final of 1-0 against Monaco. They wrapped up this outing by converting 286 out of their 354 attempted passes earning a rate of 80.8%. Angers ended the game with a 38.9% successful dribble rate by completing 7 of the 18 dribbles they tried. Angers landed 1 shot on target out of the team's 4 shots tried which had them sitting at a 25.0% clip in their last game. Having earned a total of 34 goals and 20 assists in all their contests, Angers averages 1.00 goal and 0.59 assists per 90.
Stephane Bahoken should provide a spark for Angers. He is currently averaging 0.40 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 96 matches during his soccer career. The forward hailing from France has earned 8,419 mins while scoring 37 goals. He has 21 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 7 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Lois Diony, the forward representing France. He has 39 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 18 different times. Diony has been handed a total of 20 yellow card warnings in 12,165 mins played (132 career starting assignments). His G/90 average during his soccer career is 0.29.
Paul Bernardoni is expected to look after the net for Angers. In his career, Bernardoni has given up 227 goals while totaling 453 saves in 157 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.45 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 53-40-64. He has earned a save % of 68.6% and his clean sheet rate is 26.8%. Bernardoni has accumulated 42 shutouts while defending 668 shots against him in 14,084 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lorient (+137)
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