PSG vs Saint-Etienne Prediction, 4/18/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: PSG vs Saint-Etienne
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: Parc des Princes in Paris, France
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: PSG (-500) Saint-Etienne (+1000)
Parc des Princes is the venue where Angel Di Maria and PSG (21-3-8, 2nd in Ligue 1) will play Saint-Etienne (10-9-13, 13th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goalies protecting the net will be Keylor Navas for PSG and Etienne Green for Saint-Etienne. Saint-Étienne are at at +1000 while PSG are at -500. The total has been set at 3.
PSG stepped onto the pitch against Strasbourg in their last match and took home the win by a score of 4-1. In sharing the ball, they had a 88.8% received passes percentage by completing 576 of the 649 pass attempts last game. PSG tried 27 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 14 of those attempts for a percentage of 51.9%. In relation to shooting accuracy, PSG finished at a 43.8% rate by hitting 7 SoT of 16 shots. PSG has an average of 2.22 goals per 90 min (71 goals in total) and have accounted for 46 assists in all matches for the season.
Angel Di Maria is a player who can be a difference maker for PSG. Di Maria has been a starter in 312 outings during his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.28 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Argentina has recorded 84 goals in 26,661 professional minutes played. He has totaled 141 assists while earning 46 yellow card warnings during his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Kylian Mbappe, the forward born in France. Mbappe has played 9,857 mins during 108 starts and has been handed a total of 14 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 36 times during his career and he has scored 101 goals. He scores 0.92 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for PSG will be Keylor Navas. Navas (127-50-55 record during his career) has accumulated 80 shutouts, which gives him a 34.5% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from Costa Rica has had 902 shots attempted against him in 232 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.01 (232 goals given up) and his save percentage is 74.7%. Navas has defended the goal for a total of 20,709 mins and has tallied 672 stops during his soccer career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Saint-Etienne got the victory with a final of 2-0 against Nimes. They finished the contest by converting 317 of the 368 passes they attempted for a rate of 86.1%. Saint-Etienne finished with a 50.0% successful dribble rate by converting 11 out of the 22 dribbles they attempted. Saint-Etienne converted 6 shots on target out of the team's 15 shots attempted which had them at a 40.0% clip in their last match. With a total of 34 goals and 24 assists in all matches, Saint-Etienne is averaging 1.06 goals and 0.75 assists per 90.
Mahdi Camara should provide a lift for Saint-Etienne. The midfielder representing France has been on the pitch for 3,661 minutes while he has scored 3 goals. He has accounted for 5 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 1 times. He currently averages 0.07 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 41 games in his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Denis Bouanga, the forward born in France. He has scored 50 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 18 times. Bouanga has earned himself a total of 23 yellow cards in 12,616 professional minutes (141 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.36.
Etienne Green will look after the goal for Saint-Etienne. Green has totaled 1 shutout while defending 3 shots tried against him in 180 mins throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of 100.0% and his shutout rate is currently 50.0%. He has given up 0.50 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 2-0-0. In his pro soccer career, Green has surrendered 1 goal and has totaled 3 saves in 2 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Saint-Etienne (+1000) and over 3 goals
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