Reims vs Angers Prediction, 2/3/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Reims vs Angers
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Location: Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Reims (+146) Angers (+165)
Boulaye Dia and Reims (7-6-9, 12th in Ligue 1) play Angers (10-3-9, 8th in Ligue 1) at Stade Auguste-Delaune on Wednesday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Predrag Rajkovic for Reims and Paul Bernardoni for Angers. The Red and Whites are at +146 while the Black and Whites are at +165. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Reims faced Strasbourg in their last matchup and walked away with a win by a score of 1-0. Reims attempted 20 dribbles in this game and were successful in 15 of those tries for a rate of 75.0%. In sharing the ball, they had a 85.3% received passes rate by connecting on 425 of the 498 pass attempts last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Reims walked away from the pitch at a 50.0% clip by hitting 5 shots on target out of 10 shots. Reims averages 1.23 goals per 90 (27 goals in total) and have racked up 16 assists in all matches this year.
Boulaye Dia is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Reims. Dia has been a starter in 48 games so far in his career and accounts for 0.47 G/90. The forward representing France has 22 goals scored in 4,173 professional minutes. He has 2 assists while earning 3 yellow cards in his career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Yunis Abdelhamid, the defender born in France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 2 times thus far in his career while he has scored 17 total goals. Abdelhamid has accumulated 26,217 mins in 293 starts and has been handed 38 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.06 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Reims will be Predrag Rajkovic. Rajkovic has defended the goal for 7,740 minutes and is sitting with 209 saves thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.87 (75 goals allowed) and he has a save % of .745. The keeper born in Serbia has had 282 shots sent his way in 87 career starting assignments. Rajkovic (41-25-20 record in his career) has accounted for 37 shutouts, which has earned him a 42.5% clean sheet percentage.
In their last game, Angers earned three points by winning 3-1 against Nimes. They finished the match by connecting on 343 out of their 406 passes they attempted for a percentage of 84.5%. Angers finished with a 33.3% successful dribble rate by connecting on 8 of the 24 dribbles they tried. Angers connected on 5 shots on target out of their 12 shots attempted giving them a 41.7% clip in their last game. Having earned a total of 29 goals and 20 assists In all their contests, Angers averages 1.32 goals and 0.91 assists per 90 minutes.
Ismael Traore will need to provide a lift for Angers. He scores 0.04 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 354 contests during his career. The defender born in France has been on the pitch for 31,256 minutes while scoring 13 goals. He has collected 28 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 6 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Stephane Bahoken, the forward representing France. Bahoken has been given a total of 21 yellow cards in 8,004 minutes played (92 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.40. He has accounted for 36 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 7 different times.
Paul Bernardoni will look after the net for Angers. Bernardoni has racked up 38 clean sheets while seeing 635 shots tried against him in 13,004 career mins. He holds a save % of .694 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 26.2%. He has allowed 1.45 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 52-35-58. In his career, Bernardoni has surrendered 210 goals and has 435 stops in 145 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Reims (+146)
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