Nantes vs Rennes Prediction, 1/6/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nantes vs Rennes
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nantes (+200) Rennes (+150)
Stade de la Beaujoire is the venue where Renaud Emond and Nantes (3-6-8, 16th in Ligue 1) will take on Rennes (9-4-4, 4th in Ligue 1) on Wednesday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Alban Lafont for Nantes and Romain Salin for Rennes. Nantes are at +200 while the Red and Blacks are at +150. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Nantes faced off with Lyon in their most recent match and went home with a loss by a final score of 3-0. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 83.5% received passes percentage by converting 313 out of their 375 targeted passes in their last game. Nantes attempted 19 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 11 of those attempts for a rate of 57.9%. Concerning shot accuracy, Nantes walked away from the pitch at a 16.7% rate by hitting 3 shots on target of 18 total shots. Nantes averages 1.06 goals per 90 (18 total goals) and have accumulated 10 assists In all contests for the season.
Renaud Emond is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Nantes. He has 8 assists while accumulating 14 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. Emond has been given a starting assignment in 118 games thus far in his career and he accounts for 0.45 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Belgium has earned 54 goals in 10,736 professional minutes. Another player who should impact this match is Ludovic Blas, the midfielder who represents France. Blas has been on the field for 9,466 minutes in 101 starts and has been given 17 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 12 times in his career and he has scored 16 total goals. He has an average of 0.15 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Nantes will be Alban Lafont. Lafont (49-54-73 record in his career) has totaled 50 shutouts, which gives him a 28.4% clean sheet percentage. The keeper born in Burkina Faso has faced 689 shots tried against him in 176 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.26 (221 goals conceded) and he has earned a save percentage of .721. Lafont has been on the field for a total of 15,779 mins and has earned 493 saves in his career.
For their last game, Rennes earned three points by winning 1-0 against Metz. Rennes finished the match with a 52.9% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 9 out of the 17 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by converting 560 of the 653 passes they tried earning a percentage of 85.8%. Rennes connected on 6 shots attempted out of 11 shots attempted which gave them a 54.5% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 25 goals and 23 assists In all their contests, Rennes is averaging 1.47 goals and 1.35 assists per 90.
Adrien Hunou will be counted on for Rennes. He currently averages 0.34 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 106 outings in his pro soccer career. The forward from France has been on the field for 9,899 professional minutes while scoring 37 goals. He has 11 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times. Be sure to watch out for Benjamin Bourigeaud, the forward who represents France. Bourigeaud has been given 29 yellow cards in 15,214 mins (173 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.17. He has accounted for 29 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 26 different times.
Romain Salin will be looking after the net for Rennes. In his pro soccer career, Salin has surrendered 206 goals and has tallied 480 saves in 156 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.34 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 54-37-62. He is the owner of a save percentage of .701 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 25.0%. Salin has racked up 39 shutouts while defending 685 shots tried against him in 13,854 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Rennes (+150) and under 2.5 goals
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