Saint-Etienne vs Monaco Prediction, 3/19/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saint-Etienne vs Monaco
Date: Friday, March 19, 2021
Location: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Étienne, France
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Saint-Etienne (+250) Monaco (+100)
Wissam Ben Yedder and Monaco (17-5-7, 4th in Ligue 1) head to Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Friday where they'll take on Saint-Etienne (8-9-12, 16th in Ligue 1). The goalies expected to start will be Jessy Moulin for Saint-Etienne and Benjamin Lecomte for Monaco. Saint-Étienne are at +250 while the Monégasques are at +100. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
Saint-Etienne stepped onto the pitch against Angers in their last match and notched a win by a score of 1-0. Saint-Etienne attempted 18 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 12 of those attempts for a rate of 66.7%. In the passing game, they ended up with a 79.7% received passes percentage by connecting on 358 of the 449 passing attempts last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Saint-Etienne walked away from the pitch at a 42.9% rate by hitting 3 shots on target out of 7 total shots. Saint-Etienne is averaging 0.97 g/90 (28 total goals) and are sitting with 21 assists in all matches for the year.
Denis Bouanga is a player who should impact this matchup for Saint-Etienne. He has totaled 18 assists while earning 21 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Bouanga has started 138 contests in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.36 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has tallied 49 goals scored in 12,371 mins played. One more guy who should impact this match is Adil Aouchiche, the midfielder representing France. Aouchiche has 1,419 minutes in 18 career starts and has been handed a total of 2 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 4 times in his career while he has scored 2 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.13 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Saint-Etienne will be Jessy Moulin. Moulin has seen the field for 4,287 mins and is sitting with 143 saves in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.34 (64 total goals allowed) and his save percentage is 71.5%. The keeper from France has seen 200 shots tried at him in 47 career starts. Moulin (14-14-20 mark during his soccer career) has totaled 14 shutouts, which leaves him with a 29.8% shutout rate.
In their last game, Monaco earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 0-0 against Lille. Monaco had a 78.9% successful dribble percentage by completing 15 out of the 19 dribbles they attempted. They finished the contest by converting 592 out of their 688 passing attempts for a rate of 86.0%. Monaco converted 4 shots on target out of their 8 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 50.0% rate in their last match. With a total of 56 goals and 38 assists for all their games, Monaco has an average of 1.93 goals and 1.31 assists per 90 minutes.
Wissam Ben Yedder will need to provide a lift for Monaco. He averages 0.54 G/90 and has been a starter in 253 games during his pro soccer career. The forward born in Spain has been on the pitch for 21,867 professional minutes while he has scored 132 goals. He has tallied 15 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 42 times. Make sure to watch out for Kevin Volland, the forward who is from Germany. He has tallied 109 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 64 different times. Volland has earned himself a total of 50 yellow card cautions in 26,209 professional minutes played (301 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.37.
Benjamin Lecomte will look after the net for Monaco. Lecomte has accumulated 74 clean sheets while defending 1,133 shots against him in 24,103 career minutes. He holds a save percentage of 71.8% and his clean sheet rate is currently at 27.7%. He has surrendered 1.26 goals per 90 while earning a record of 95-83-90. During his pro soccer career, Lecomte has conceded 338 goals while earning 816 saves in 267 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Saint-Etienne (+250)
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