Nantes vs Lorient Prediction, 3/21/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nantes vs Lorient
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Location: Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nantes (+125) Lorient (+210)
Ludovic Blas and Nantes (5-12-12, 18th in Ligue 1) play Lorient (7-7-15, 17th in Ligue 1) at Stade de la Beaujoire on Sunday. The starting goaltenders are Alban Lafont for Nantes and Matthieu Dreyer for Lorient. Nantes are at +125 while Lorient are at +210. The O/U opens at 2.25.
Nantes played PSG in their last match and walked away with a win by a score of 2-1. Nantes tried 11 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 6 of the dribbles for a rate of 54.5%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 74.9% received passes rate by connecting on 194 out of their 259 pass targets last match. In regard to shooting accuracy, Nantes wrapped this game up at a 50.0% clip by putting 4 shots on target out of 8 total shots. Nantes sports an average of 1.03 goals per 90 (30 total goals) and are sitting with 18 assists in all games for the season.
Ludovic Blas is a player who should impact this matchup for Nantes. He has 14 assists while accumulating 18 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Blas has been in the starting lineup in 110 outings so far in his career and tallies 0.16 G/90. The midfielder born in France has earned 18 goals in 10,267 professional minutes. One more guy who could decide who wins is Renaud Emond, the forward representing Belgium. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 55 total goals. Emond has totaled 10,807 minutes during 118 career starts and has been handed a total of 15 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.46 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Nantes is Alban Lafont. Lafont has defended the goal for 16,859 minutes and is sitting with 519 stops during his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.26 (236 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 71.8%. The keeper from Burkina Faso has had 730 shots attempted against him in 188 career starting assignments. Lafont (51-60-77 record during his soccer career) has recorded 51 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 27.1% clean sheet percentage.
In their last outing, Lorient were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against Nice. Lorient had a 58.8% successful dribble rate by completing 10 of the 17 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 465 of the 534 passes they attempted earning a rate of 87.1%. Lorient connected on 7 shots on target out of their 17 shots attempted which gave them a 41.2% clip in their last match. Having tallied 33 goals and 14 assists in all their games, Lorient has an average of 1.14 goals and 0.48 assists per 90 minutes.
Adrian Grbic should provide solid play for Lorient. The forward representing Austria has earned 5,588 minutes while he has scored 32 goals. He has accounted for 10 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 4 times. He has an average of 0.52 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 55 games so far in his career. Be sure to watch out for Yoane Wissa, the forward who is from France. He has 42 goals in his career while helping on a goal 13 times. Wissa has earned himself a total of 21 yellow card warnings in 9,836 professional minutes played (113 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.38.
Matthieu Dreyer will reside in front of the goal for Lorient. In his career, Dreyer has given up 100 goals and has racked up 228 stops in 61 starts. He has surrendered 1.61 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 19-12-32. He sports a save % of 70.6% and his clean sheet rate is currently at 21.3%. Dreyer has racked up 13 clean sheets and has defended 323 shots against him in 5,590 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lorient (+210)
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