Saint-Etienne vs Nantes Prediction, 2/3/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saint-Etienne vs Nantes
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Location: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Étienne, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Saint-Etienne (+120) Nantes (+245)
Adil Aouchiche and Saint-Etienne (5-7-10, 16th in Ligue 1) play Nantes (3-9-10, 17th in Ligue 1) at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Wednesday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Jessy Moulin for Saint-Etienne and Alban Lafont for Nantes. The line on this contest has Saint-Etienne priced at +120 and Nantes are priced at +245. The total has been set at 2.5.
Saint-Etienne played Nice in their last matchup and walked away with a win by a score of 1-0. In regard to passing, they ended with a 88.6% received passes percentage by connecting on 474 of the 535 passing targets in their last game. Saint-Etienne tried 19 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 11 of those dribbles for a percentage of 57.9%. Concerning shot accuracy, Saint-Etienne wrapped this game up at a 10.0% rate by putting 1 shot on target out of 10 shots. Saint-Etienne sports an average of 0.91 goals per 90 min (20 goals in total) and have tallied 15 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Adil Aouchiche is a player who should impact this matchup for Saint-Etienne. Aouchiche has started 14 contests so far in his pro soccer career and scores 0.16 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder born in France has totaled 2 goals scored in 1,136 mins. He has 3 assists while tallying 1 yellow card warning so far in his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Denis Bouanga, the forward born in France. Bouanga has played 11,803 mins in 132 starts and has been handed a total of 19 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 17 times thus far in his career and he has scored 47 goals. He scores 0.36 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Saint-Etienne will be Jessy Moulin. Moulin has seen the pitch for 3,657 minutes and has 131 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.40 (57 total goals given up) and he has earned a save % of .718. The keeper born in France has seen 181 shots attempted against him in 40 starting assignments. Moulin (11-12-18 mark in his professional soccer career) has earned 11 shutouts, which leaves him with a 27.5% shutout rate.
The last time they took the field, Nantes took a loss by a score of 2-1 against Monaco. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 233 out of their 291 passes they attempted earning a rate of 80.1%. Nantes earned a 56.3% successful dribble rate by converting 9 out of the 16 dribbles they pursued. Nantes landed 3 shots on target out of their 9 shots attempted earning them a 33.3% clip in their last outing. With 21 goals and 12 assists In all their contests, Nantes has an average of 0.95 goals and 0.55 assists per 90.
Renaud Emond will need to provide a spark for Nantes. The forward representing Belgium has been on the pitch for 10,768 mins and has scored 55 goals. He has earned 15 yellow cards in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 8 times. He scores 0.46 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 118 matches thus far in his career. You should also watch out for Ludovic Blas, the midfielder hailing from France. Blas has been handed 17 yellow cards in 9,661 mins (103 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.15. He has earned 16 goals in his career while helping on a goal 12 times.
Alban Lafont will look after the net for Nantes. During his pro soccer career, Lafont has conceded 227 goals and has 500 stops in 181 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.26 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 49-57-75. He sports a save percentage of .718 and his shutout rate is 28.2%. Lafont has earned 51 clean sheets while he has seen 703 shots attempted against him in 16,229 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Nantes (+245)
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