Nantes vs Monaco Prediction, 1/31/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nantes vs Monaco
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Location: Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes, France
Odds/Point Spread: Nantes (+290) Monaco (-111)
Stade de la Beaujoire is the venue where Ludovic Blas and Nantes (3-9-9, 17th in Ligue 1) will play Monaco (12-3-6, 4th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The starting goalies are Alban Lafont for Nantes and Benjamin Lecomte for Monaco. Nantes are at +290 while the Monégasques are at -111. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Nantes stepped onto the pitch against Metz in their last match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0. Nantes attempted 32 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 11 of those attempts for a rate of 34.4%. In sharing the ball, they finished with a 81.6% passes received percentage by connecting on 413 out of their 506 pass targets in their last match. Concerning shot accuracy, Nantes walked away from the pitch at a 0.0% rate by landing 0 SoT of 8 total shots. Nantes is averaging 0.95 g/90 (20 goals in total) and have tallied 11 assists in all games this season.
Ludovic Blas is a player who should be able to impact this game for Nantes. Blas has been given a starting assignment in 103 games in his career and accounts for 0.15 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder from France has 16 goals scored in 9,632 minutes. He has accounted for 12 assists while accumulating 17 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this match is Renaud Emond, the forward hailing from Belgium. He has assisted on a goal 8 times so far in his career while scoring 54 goals. Emond has been on the pitch for 10,739 minutes in 118 starts and has earned himself 14 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.45 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Nantes will be Alban Lafont. Lafont has played for 16,139 mins and is sitting with 498 saves thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.25 (225 goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of .719. The goalie from Burkina Faso has had 698 shots tried against him in 180 career starting assignments. Lafont (49-57-74 mark in his career) has totaled 51 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 28.3% shutout rate.
When they last played, Monaco earned three points by winning 3-1 against Marseille. They finished this game by converting 379 out of their 504 passing attempts for a percentage of 75.2%. Monaco finished the match with a 57.1% successful dribble rate by connecting on 12 out of the 21 dribbles they attempted. Monaco had 6 shots on goal out of the team's 8 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 75.0% rate in their last game. Having earned a total of 42 goals and 28 assists for all their games, Monaco averages 2.00 goals and 1.33 assists per 90.
Wissam Ben Yedder should provide a lift for Monaco. The forward representing Spain has played 21,298 minutes and he has scored 128 goals. He has accumulated 15 yellow cards in his career and has assisted on a goal 42 times. He sports an average of 0.54 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 245 outings in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Kevin Volland, the forward hailing from Germany. Volland has earned himself 50 yellow cards in 25,540 minutes (293 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.37. He has scored 106 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 63 times.
Benjamin Lecomte is expected to look after the net for Monaco. Thus far in his career, Lecomte has surrendered 330 goals while tallying 808 saves in 259 starts. He has given up 1.27 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 90-81-89. He sports a save percentage of .721 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 27.4%. Lecomte has tallied 71 shutouts while defending 1,118 shots attempted against him in 23,383 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Nantes (+290)
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