Nantes vs Troyes Prediction, 10/3/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nantes vs Troyes
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nantes (-120) Troyes (+320)
Randal Kolo Muani and Nantes (3-1-4, 10th in Ligue 1) host Troyes (1-3-4, 17th in Ligue 1) at Stade de la Beaujoire on Sunday. The starting goaltenders will be Alban Lafont for Nantes and Gauthier Gallon for Troyes. Nantes are at -120 while the ESTAC are at +320. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Nantes stepped onto the pitch against Reims in their most recent match and took a loss by a final of 3-1. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 80.3% passes received percentage by converting 359 of the 447 pass attempts in their last match. Nantes attempted 19 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 7 of those tries for a rate of 36.8%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Nantes finished at a 18.2% rate by putting 2 shots on target out of 11 total shots. Nantes is averaging 1.25 goals per 90 minutes (10 total goals) and have 8 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Randal Kolo Muani is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Nantes. Muani has started 42 matches in his career and he accounts for 0.27 G/90. The forward representing France has 11 goals in 3,667 professional minutes played. He has totaled 5 assists while accumulating 5 yellow card cautions in his career.
Someone else who should impact this match is Ludovic Blas, the midfielder hailing from France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 16 times so far in his career while scoring 25 goals. Blas has totaled 11,736 minutes in 127 career starts and has been given a total of 21 yellow cards. He averages 0.19 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Nantes will be Alban Lafont. Lafont has defended the goal for 18,389 minutes and has accumulated 569 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.25 (256 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 71.9%. The goalie born in Burkina Faso has faced 798 shots attempted against him in 205 starting assignments. Lafont (58-62-85 record in his career) has totaled 54 shutouts, which leaves him with a 26.3% clean sheet rate.
For their last outing, Troyes earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Angers. They wrapped up this outing by completing 286 out of their 332 passes they tried for a rate of 86.1%. Troyes earned a 58.8% successful dribble rate by converting 10 of the 17 dribbles they pursued. Troyes converted 3 shots on target out of their 7 shots attempted giving them a 42.9% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having tallied 7 goals and 7 assists for all their games, Troyes sports an average of 0.87 goals and 0.87 assists per 90.
Florian Tardieu should provide a spark for Troyes. The midfielder from France has accumulated 23,693 mins while scoring 17 goals. He has 64 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 17 times. He is averaging 0.06 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 265 contests during his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Yoann Touzghar, the forward representing Tunisia. He has scored 83 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 23 times. Touzghar has been handed a total of 7 yellow card warnings in 20,021 mins (234 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.37.
Gauthier Gallon will be residing in front of the goal for Troyes. Gallon has tallied 50 shutouts and defended 410 shots attempted against him in 13,752 career mins. He holds a save % of 70.0% and his clean sheet rate is 32.7%. He has conceded 1.24 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 66-37-50. During his career, Gallon has allowed 190 goals and has accounted for 279 saves in 153 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Troyes (+320)
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