Rennes vs Saint-Etienne Prediction, 2/14/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rennes vs Saint-Etienne
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: Roazhon Park in Rennes, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Rennes (-117) Saint-Etienne (+314)
Adrien Hunou and Rennes (10-8-5, 5th in Ligue 1) play Saint-Etienne (6-8-10, 15th in Ligue 1) at Roazhon Park on Sunday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Romain Salin for Rennes and Jessy Moulin for Saint-Etienne. Saint-Étienne are at at +314 while the Red and Blacks are at -117. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Rennes faced Lens in their most recent game and wrapped it up with a draw by a score of 0-0. Rennes attempted 11 dribbles in this match and were successful in 5 of those attempts for a rate of 45.5%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 84.3% rate by completing 420 of the 498 pass attempts in their last outing. In terms of shooting accuracy, Rennes finished at a 9.1% clip by putting 1 shot on target out of 11 total shots. Rennes sports an average of 1.30 goals per 90 (30 total goals) and have racked up 25 assists in all competitions this year.
Adrien Hunou is a player who should impact this matchup for Rennes. He has 8 assists while tallying 11 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Hunou has had a starting assignment in 107 contests during his career and has 0.33 G/90. The forward representing France has totaled 37 goals in 9,973 professional minutes. One more player who could decide who wins is Benjamin Bourigeaud, the forward who represents France. He has helped on a goal 26 times so far in his career while he has scored 31 goals. Bourigeaud has been on the field for 15,660 mins in 178 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 32 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.18 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Rennes is Romain Salin. Salin has been on the field for 14,214 mins and has tallied 490 saves in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.33 (210 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .701. The keeper born in France has faced 699 shots attempted against him in 160 starts. Salin (55-39-63 record during his career) has tallied 40 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 25.0% shutout percentage.
In their last outing, Saint-Etienne walked away with a victory by a final of 1-0 against Metz. Saint-Etienne ended the game with a 57.7% successful dribble rate by completing 15 out of the 26 dribbles they tried. They finished the contest by completing 370 out of their 411 passing attempts for a rate of 90.0%. Saint-Etienne converted 3 shots on target out of their 12 shots attempted which had them at a 25.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 21 goals and 16 assists in all competitions, Saint-Etienne has an average of 0.87 goals and 0.67 assists per 90.
Adil Aouchiche should provide a spark for Saint-Etienne. He is averaging 0.15 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 15 contests in his pro soccer career. The midfielder from France has been on the field for 1,181 mins while scoring 2 goals. He has totaled 1 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 3 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Denis Bouanga, the forward representing France. He has totaled 47 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 18 different times. Bouanga has been handed 20 yellow cards in 11,983 mins played (134 starts). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.35.
Jessy Moulin will look after the net for Saint-Etienne. Moulin has recorded 12 clean sheets and has defended 187 shots tried against him in 3,837 career mins. He sports a save percentage of .722 and his shutout rate is 28.6%. He has given up 1.36 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 12-13-18. In his pro soccer career, Moulin has allowed 58 goals while totaling 135 saves in 42 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Saint-Etienne (+314)
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