Saint-Etienne vs Dijon Prediction, 5/23/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saint-Etienne vs Dijon
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Location: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Étienne, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Saint-Etienne (-204) Dijon (+460)
Mama Balde and Dijon (3-9-25, 20th in Ligue 1) go to Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Sunday where they'll take on Saint-Etienne (12-10-15, 11th in Ligue 1). The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Stefan Bajic for Saint-Etienne and Anthony Racioppi for Dijon. The odds on this game have Saint-Etienne priced at -204 and Dijon are at +460. The total is set at 2.5.
Saint-Etienne faced Lille in their last match and earned a one point draw by a score of 0-0. Saint-Etienne attempted 17 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 9 of those attempts for a percentage of 52.9%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended the game with a 80.8% passes received percentage by converting 340 of the 421 targeted passes last game. Concerning shot accuracy, Saint-Etienne wrapped this game up at a 12.5% rate by putting 1 SoT out of 8 total shots. Saint-Etienne has an average of 1.08 goals per 90 min (40 goals in total) and have accounted for 28 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Denis Bouanga is a player who should be able to impact this match for Saint-Etienne. He has totaled 19 assists while tallying 23 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Bouanga has been a starter in 144 matchups in his career and he has earned 0.36 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing France has totaled 51 goals scored in 12,924 mins played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Mahdi Camara, the midfielder who represents France. Camara has been on the pitch for 4,111 minutes during 46 starts and has been given 6 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 2 times in his career and he has scored 3 total goals. He scores 0.07 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The man protecting the net for Saint-Etienne will be Stefan Bajic. Bajic (0-0-2 mark in his professional soccer career) has accumulated 0 clean sheets, which has earned him a 0.0% clean sheet rate. The goalie from France has seen 6 shots attempted at him in 2 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 2.50 (5 goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of 16.7%. Bajic has defended the goal for 180 mins and is sitting with 1 saves so far in his career.
When they last played, Dijon took a loss by a score of 4-0 against Nantes. Dijon ended the game with a 75.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 18 out of the 24 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by converting 618 out of their 681 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 90.7%. Dijon converted 1 shot on target out of the team's 10 shots attempted which had them at a 10.0% rate when they last took the field. Having tallied 24 goals and 14 assists in all their matches, Dijon sports an average of 0.65 goals and 0.38 assists per 90 minutes.
Mama Balde will need to provide a spark for Dijon. He has an average of 0.31 goals per 90 mins and has started 79 matches so far in his career. The forward representing Guinea-Bissau has been on the field for 6,920 minutes and he has scored 24 goals. He has totaled 14 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 4 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Moussa Konate, the forward representing Senegal. He has tallied 64 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 19 different times. Konate has been given 43 yellow card warnings in 14,763 professional minutes (165 career starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.39.
Anthony Racioppi is expected to look after the goal for Dijon. During his career, Racioppi has given up 33 goals and has accumulated 63 saves in 21 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.57 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 2-6-13. He sports a save % of 67.7% and his clean sheet rate sits at 14.3%. Racioppi has earned 3 shutouts while defending 93 shots tried against him in 1,890 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Saint-Etienne (-204)
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