Rennes vs Nantes Prediction, 8/22/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rennes vs Nantes
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Location: Roazhon Park in Rennes, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Rennes (-117) Nantes (+314)
Benjamin Bourigeaud and Rennes (0-2-0, 11th in Ligue 1) host Nantes (1-1-0, 5th in Ligue 1) at Roazhon Park on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Alfred Gomis for Rennes and Alban Lafont for Nantes. The odds on this contest have Rennes coming in at -117 and Nantes are priced at +314. The total opens at 2.5.
Rennes played Brest in their most recent game and finished with a draw by a score of 1-1. Rennes attempted 24 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 13 of those attempts for a rate of 54.2%. In the passing game, they ended the game with a 87.9% received passes percentage by converting 470 out of their 535 pass attempts in their last game.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Rennes walked away from the pitch at a 28.6% rate by hitting 2 shots on target out of 7 total shots. Rennes sports an average of 1.00 goal per 90 (2 total goals) and have 2 assists in all games for the year.
Benjamin Bourigeaud is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Rennes. He has totaled 28 assists while earning 35 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Bourigeaud has been in the starting lineup in 192 games so far in his pro soccer career and scores 0.18 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in France has 33 goals scored in 16,850 mins played.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Sehrou Guirassy, the forward who represents France. Guirassy has been on the pitch for 9,560 mins in 101 career starting assignments and has been given 16 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 7 times in his career while scoring 44 goals. He currently averages 0.41 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Rennes will be Alfred Gomis. Gomis (72-66-78 mark in his career) has accounted for 70 clean sheets, which has earned him a 31.7% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper born in Senegal has faced 881 shots attempted at him in 221 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.13 (247 total goals given up) and he has a save % of 73.6%. Gomis has played for 19,758 mins and has 648 saves during his pro soccer career.
When they last took the field, Nantes went home victorious with a score of 2-0 against Metz. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 237 out of their 321 attempted passes for a rate of 73.8%. Nantes earned a 68.8% successful dribble rate by completing 11 of the 16 dribbles they pursued. Nantes landed 6 shots on target out of 11 shots attempted which had them at a 54.5% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 3 goals and 3 assists In all their contests, Nantes has an average of 1.50 goals and 1.50 assists per 90 min.
Ludovic Blas will need to be on top of his game for Nantes. The midfielder from France has totaled 11,209 minutes while scoring 22 goals. He has earned 20 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 16 times. He scores 0.18 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 121 games during his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Renaud Emond, the forward representing Belgium. Emond has earned himself a total of 15 yellow cards in 10,936 mins played (119 career starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.45. He has collected 55 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 8 different times.
Alban Lafont will look after the net for Nantes. Lafont has racked up 54 clean sheets while defending 773 shots against him in 17,849 mins in his career. He has a save % of 72.2% and his clean sheet rate sits at 27.1%. He has conceded 1.25 goals per 90 while holding a record of 56-62-81. In his career, Lafont has surrendered 247 goals and has accounted for 553 stops in 199 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nantes (+314)
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