Saint-Etienne vs Lille Prediction, 8/21/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saint-Etienne vs Lille
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Étienne, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Saint-Etienne (+336) Lille (-116)
Burak Yilmaz and Lille (0-1-1, 18th in Ligue 1) travel to Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Saturday where they'll take on Saint-Etienne (0-2-0, 8th in Ligue 1). The goaltenders who are expected to start are Etienne Green for Saint-Etienne and Leo Jardim for Lille. The line on this contest has Saint-Etienne coming in at +336 and Lille OSC are at -116. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Saint-Etienne took the field against Lens in their last game and earned a one point draw by a score of 2-2. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 82.3% passes received percentage by connecting on 279 out of their 339 pass targets in their last outing. Saint-Etienne attempted 16 dribbles in this matchup and converted 6 of the dribbles for a percentage of 37.5%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Saint-Etienne finished the game at a 50.0% rate by landing 6 SoT out of 12 total shots. Saint-Etienne sports an average of 1.50 g/90 (3 total goals) and have accounted for 1 assist in all matches for the season.
Denis Bouanga is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Saint-Etienne. Bouanga has been given a starting assignment in 147 outings in his career and scores 0.36 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has recorded 52 goals in 13,169 professional minutes played. He has totaled 19 assists while accumulating 24 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career.
Someone else who should impact this match is Mahdi Camara, the midfielder who is from France. Camara has played 4,381 mins in 49 career starts and has been given 6 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 2 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 3 goals. He has an average of 0.06 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Saint-Etienne is Etienne Green. Green has been on the field for 900 mins and is sitting with 25 saves during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.10 (11 total goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of 73.5%. The goalie hailing from France has faced 34 shots sent in his direction in 10 career starts. Green (4-3-3 mark during his career) has tallied 3 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 30.0% shutout rate.
For their last match, Lille took a defeat with a final score of 4-0 against Nice. They wrapped up this match by converting 544 out of their 620 passing tries earning a percentage of 87.7%. Lille finished the match with a 61.9% successful dribble rate by converting 13 of the 21 dribbles they attempted. Lille had 2 shots on target out of 11 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 18.2% rate when they last took the field. Having accumulated 2 goals and 2 assists in all matches, Lille is averaging 1.00 goal and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Burak Yilmaz should provide a lift for Lille. The forward born in Turkey has been on the pitch for 29,794 mins while scoring 222 goals. He has accumulated 92 yellow cards in his career and has helped on a goal 51 times. He is currently averaging 0.67 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 340 games so far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Jonathan Bamba, the forward representing France. He has collected 33 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 27 times. Bamba has been handed 11 yellow card warnings in 13,622 mins (153 starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.22.
Leo Jardim is expected to look after the net for Lille. So far in his career, Jardim has allowed 120 goals while earning 227 stops in 76 starting assignments. He has given up 1.58 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 21-22-33. He sports a save % of 68.7% and his shutout rate is currently 22.4%. Jardim has recorded 17 clean sheets and has defended 329 shots against him in 6,853 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Saint-Etienne (+336)
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