Nantes vs Marseille Prediction, 2/20/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nantes vs Marseille
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nantes (+188) Marseille (-135)
Ludovic Blas and Nantes (4-10-11, 18th in Ligue 1) play Marseille (9-7-7, 9th in Ligue 1) at Stade de la Beaujoire on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Alban Lafont for Nantes and Steve Mandanda for Marseille. Nantes are at +188 while the Olympians are at -135. The over/under is set at 2.25.
Nantes took the field against Angers in their most recent match and took home the win by a score of 3-1. Nantes tried 18 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 14 of the dribbles for a percentage of 77.8%. In the passing game, they earned a 69.9% passes received percentage by completing 209 of the 299 passing targets in their last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Nantes wrapped this game up at a 42.9% clip by hitting 3 shots on target of 7 shots. Nantes averages 1.00 goal per 90 (25 goals in total) and have 15 assists in all games this year.
Ludovic Blas is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Nantes. He has totaled 14 assists while earning 18 yellow card warnings in his career. Blas has had a starting assignment in 106 outings so far in his pro soccer career and scores 0.15 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder from France has racked up 16 goals scored in 9,920 professional minutes. Someone else who should impact this game is Renaud Emond, the forward who represents Belgium. Emond has earned 10,775 minutes in 118 career starts and has been handed 15 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times during his career while scoring 55 goals. He sports an average of 0.46 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Nantes is Alban Lafont. Lafont (50-58-76 record during his career) has accumulated 51 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 27.7% shutout rate. The goalie born in Burkina Faso has faced 713 shots sent his way in 184 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.26 (231 goals allowed) and his save percentage is 71.8%. Lafont has played for 16,499 mins and has 508 stops in his pro soccer career.
For their last match, Marseille were able to avoid a loss with a score of 0-0 against Bordeaux. They finished the contest by completing 325 out of their 393 attempted passes earning a rate of 82.7%. Marseille finished with a 60.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 3 out of the 5 dribbles they attempted. Marseille landed 1 shot on goal out of 5 shots tried giving them a 20.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 28 goals and 26 assists for all their games, Marseille has an average of 1.22 goals and 1.13 assists per 90 minutes.
Valere Germain will need to provide a lift for Marseille. The forward representing France has totaled 18,844 mins and has scored 77 goals. He has accumulated 16 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 31 times. He sports an average of 0.37 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 209 outings so far in his career. You should also watch out for Florian Thauvin, the forward hailing from France. Thauvin has been given a total of 27 yellow card warnings in 18,989 minutes played (222 starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.40. He has collected 85 goals during his soccer career while assisting on a goal 43 times.
Steve Mandanda will be residing in front of the net for Marseille. Mandanda has accumulated 146 clean sheets while he has seen 1,629 shots tried against him in 40,458 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save % of 70.6% and his clean sheet rate is currently 32.2%. He has surrendered 1.10 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 216-126-109. So far in his pro soccer career, Mandanda has surrendered 495 goals while totaling 1,155 stops in 454 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Marseille (-135) and over 2.25 goals
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