Saint-Etienne vs Marseille Prediction, 5/9/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saint-Etienne vs Marseille
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Étienne, France
TV: ESPN2 Norte
Odds/Point Spread: Saint-Etienne (+163) Marseille (+169)
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard is the site where Denis Bouanga and Saint-Etienne (11-9-15, 12th in Ligue 1) will play Marseille (15-11-9, 6th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Etienne Green for Saint-Etienne and Steve Mandanda for Marseille. Saint-Étienne are at +163 while the Olympians are at +169. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Saint-Etienne took the field against Montpellier in their last matchup and took home the win by a score of 2-1. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 86.7% passes received percentage by connecting on 416 out of their 480 passing targets last game. Saint-Etienne attempted 25 dribbles in this outing and completed 11 of those attempts for a percentage of 44.0%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Saint-Etienne wrapped this game up at a 36.8% clip by putting 7 shots on target out of 19 shots. Saint-Etienne has an average of 1.11 g/90 (39 goals in total) and have accounted for 27 assists In all contests this season.
Denis Bouanga is a player who should be able to impact this game for Saint-Etienne. He has accounted for 19 assists while accumulating 23 yellow cards during his career. Bouanga has been in the starting lineup in 142 matches so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.36 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has totaled 51 goals scored in 12,749 minutes played. One more guy who could decide who wins is Mahdi Camara, the midfielder hailing from France. He has helped on a goal 2 times thus far in his career and he has scored 3 total goals. Camara has earned 3,931 minutes in 44 starts and has been given a total of 6 yellow cards. He averages 0.07 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Saint-Etienne will be Etienne Green. Green (3-0-2 mark during his soccer career) has accounted for 1 shutouts, which leaves him with a 20.0% clean sheet rate. The goalie hailing from France has had 16 shots sent in his direction in 5 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.40 (7 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 68.8%. Green has seen the pitch for a total of 450 minutes and is sitting with 11 stops during his pro soccer career.
For their last game, Marseille were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against Strasbourg. They finished this game by connecting on 608 out of their 638 passes they tried earning a rate of 95.3%. Marseille earned a 58.8% successful dribble rate by connecting on 10 out of the 17 dribbles they tried. Marseille connected on 4 shots on target out of 8 shots attempted earning them a 50.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 49 goals and 43 assists for all their matches, Marseille sports an average of 1.40 goals and 1.23 assists per 90 minutes.
Valere Germain should provide a lift for Marseille. The forward representing France has earned 18,941 minutes and has scored 77 goals. He has tallied 16 yellow cards during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 31 times. He currently averages 0.37 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 209 games during his pro soccer career. You should also watch out for Florian Thauvin, the forward born in France. He has accumulated 86 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 44 different times. Thauvin has been given 29 yellow card cautions in 19,881 mins (232 career starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.39.
Steve Mandanda will reside in front of the net for Marseille. Thus far in his career, Mandanda has conceded 512 goals and has racked up 1,183 stops in 466 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.11 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 222-130-111. He has a save percentage of 70.4% and his shutout rate is currently at 31.8%. Mandanda has recorded 148 clean sheets while defending 1,674 shots against him in 41,538 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Marseille (+169) and under the total goals
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