Lorient vs Saint-Etienne Prediction, 2/28/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lorient vs Saint-Etienne
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Location: Stade du Moustoir in Lorient, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Lorient (+150) Saint-Etienne (+180)
Yoane Wissa and Lorient (6-5-14, 18th in Ligue 1) play Saint-Etienne (7-9-10, 14th in Ligue 1) at Stade du Moustoir on Sunday. The goalies protecting the net will be Matthieu Dreyer for Lorient and Jessy Moulin for Saint-Etienne. Lorient are at +150 while Saint-Étienne are at +180. The total has been set at 2.5.
Lorient faced Lille in their last match and went home with a loss by a final score of 4-1. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 85.2% received passes percentage by converting 379 out of their 445 targeted passes in their last match. Lorient tried 7 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 3 of the dribbles for a rate of 42.9%. Concerning shot accuracy, Lorient walked away from the pitch at a 37.5% rate by landing 3 shots on target of 8 total shots. Lorient averages 1.16 g/90 (29 goals in total) and are sitting with 13 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Yoane Wissa is a player who should be able to impact this game for Lorient. Wissa has had a starting assignment in 112 matches in his career and scores 0.38 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from France has recorded 41 goals scored in 9,678 minutes played. He has 13 assists while earning 21 yellow cards in his career. Someone else who should impact this game is Adrian Grbic, the forward representing Austria. Grbic has totaled 5,481 mins in 54 starts and has earned himself 9 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 4 times so far in his career while he has scored 31 total goals. He scores 0.51 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Lorient is Matthieu Dreyer. Dreyer (18-10-31 mark during his career) has earned 13 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 22.8% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from France has had 314 shots attempted against him in 57 starts. His GA/90 is 1.65 (96 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 70.7%. Dreyer has defended the goal for a total of 5,230 mins and has 222 stops in his pro soccer career.
When they last played, Saint-Etienne finished locked up with a final of 1-1 against Reims. Saint-Etienne finished with a 31.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 5 of the 16 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 332 of the 435 passing attempts earning a rate of 76.3%. Saint-Etienne landed 7 shots on target out of their 19 shots tried which had them at a 36.8% rate in their last game. Having earned a total of 24 goals and 18 assists In all their contests, Saint-Etienne is averaging 0.92 goals and 0.69 assists per 90 minutes.
Adil Aouchiche will be counted on for Saint-Etienne. The midfielder hailing from France has been on the pitch for 1,282 mins while earning 2 goals. He has earned 1 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 3 times. He is currently averaging 0.14 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 16 games so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Denis Bouanga, the forward hailing from France. Bouanga has been given a total of 20 yellow cards in 12,162 minutes played (136 career starts). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.36. He has earned 48 goals thus far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 18 times.
Jessy Moulin will look after the goal for Saint-Etienne. Moulin has 13 clean sheets while he has seen 191 shots against him in 4,017 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save % of 72.3% and his shutout rate sits at 29.5%. He has surrendered 1.32 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 13-14-18. During his professional soccer career, Moulin has given up 59 goals and has accumulated 138 saves in 44 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lorient (+150)
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