Saint-Etienne vs Nice Prediction, 9/25/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saint-Etienne vs Nice
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Étienne, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Saint-Etienne (+165) Nice (+136)
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard is the venue where Denis Bouanga and Saint-Etienne (0-3-4, 19th in Ligue 1) will play Nice (3-2-1, 7th in Ligue 1) on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers will be Stefan Bajic for Saint-Etienne and Walter Benitez for Nice. Nice are at at +136 while Saint-Étienne are at +165. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Saint-Etienne faced off with Monaco in their last matchup and went home with a loss by a final score of 3-1. In sharing the ball, they finished with a 80.9% passes received percentage by completing 250 of the 309 pass targets in their last outing. Saint-Etienne attempted 22 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 10 of those attempts for a percentage of 45.5%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Saint-Etienne finished at a 25.0% clip by putting 2 shots on target out of 8 total shots. Saint-Etienne averages 1.00 goal per 90 (7 goals in total) and have accounted for 4 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Denis Bouanga is a guy who should impact this matchup for Saint-Etienne. Bouanga has started 152 matches so far in his career and accounts for 0.35 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from France has accumulated 53 goals scored in 13,543 mins played. He has totaled 19 assists while tallying 25 yellow cards thus far in his career.
One more player who should impact this match is Mahdi Camara, the midfielder who represents France. He has helped a teammate on a goal 2 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 3 total goals. Camara has been on the pitch for 4,781 mins in 53 starting assignments and has earned himself 7 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.06 G/90 during his soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Saint-Etienne will be Stefan Bajic. Bajic (0-0-2 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 0 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 0.0% clean sheet percentage. The goalie hailing from France has seen 9 shots attempted at him in 2 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 2.68 (7 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save percentage of 33.3%. Bajic has seen the pitch for 235 mins and has tallied 3 stops so far in his career.
The last time they took the field, Nice took a defeat with a final score of 1-0 against Lorient. Nice finished with a 83.3% successful dribble percentage by converting 10 of the 12 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by completing 488 out of their 537 attempted passes for a percentage of 90.9%. Nice had 1 shot on target out of their 13 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 7.7% clip in their last game. Having accumulated 12 goals and 7 assists in all their games, Nice averages 2.00 goals and 1.17 assists per 90 min.
Andy Delort should provide a lift for Nice. The forward hailing from France has been on the pitch for 22,354 mins while scoring 97 goals. He has 46 yellow card cautions in his career and has helped on a goal 45 times. He currently averages 0.39 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 243 games during his soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Amine Gouiri, the forward born in France. Gouiri has earned himself a total of 5 yellow card cautions in 3,364 mins (37 starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.43. He has accumulated 16 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 9 times.
Walter Benitez will look after the net for Nice. Benitez has accumulated 54 shutouts while defending 659 shots against him in 15,785 career mins. He has earned a save % of 73.4% and his clean sheet rate sits at 30.9%. He has conceded 1.25 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 67-48-60. In his career, Benitez has conceded 195 goals and has accumulated 487 saves in 175 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Saint-Etienne (+165)
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