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Game: Strasbourg vs Nantes
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Stade de la Meinau in Strasbourg, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Strasbourg (-118) Nantes (+320)
Ludovic Blas and Nantes (5-13-15, 19th in Ligue 1) travel to Stade de la Meinau on Sunday where they'll meet Strasbourg (10-7-16, 14th in Ligue 1). The goaltenders who are expected to start are Eiji Kawashima for Strasbourg and Alban Lafont for Nantes. Nantes are at at +320 while Strasbourg are at -118. The over/under opens at 2.25.
Strasbourg faced Nimes in their most recent match and got the draw with a final of 1-1. In the passing game, they ended with a 86.8% passes received percentage by connecting on 383 out of their 441 pass attempts in their last game. Strasbourg tried 23 dribbles in this match and were successful in 15 of the dribbles for a rate of 65.2%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Strasbourg finished at a 42.9% rate by landing 3 SoT of 7 total shots. Strasbourg averages 1.27 g/90 (42 goals in total) and have accounted for 22 assists in all games this year.
Ludovic Ajorque is a player who can be a difference maker for Strasbourg. He has 16 assists while tallying 23 yellow cards in his career. Ajorque has been given a starting assignment in 127 contests in his pro soccer career and scores 0.39 G/90. The forward representing Réunion has earned 48 goals scored in 11,038 professional minutes. Someone else who should impact this game is Habib Diallo, the forward born in Senegal. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 21 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 72 total goals. Diallo has earned 11,974 mins in 131 starting assignments and has been handed 10 yellow cards. He scores 0.54 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Strasbourg will be Eiji Kawashima. Kawashima has seen the field for 20,030 mins and has tallied 690 stops so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.41 (314 goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of 68.9%. The goalkeeper hailing from Japan has faced 1,001 shots tried against him in 223 starts. Kawashima (76-61-86 mark in his career) has accounted for 65 shutouts, which leaves him with a 29.1% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the field, Nantes took a defeat with a final score of 2-1 against Lyon. They finished the match by connecting on 401 out of their 492 attempted passes for a percentage of 81.5%. Nantes ended the game with a 59.4% successful dribble percentage by converting 19 of the 32 dribbles they attempted. Nantes connected on 3 shots on goal out of 12 shots attempted which gave them a 25.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 33 goals and 19 assists for all their matches, Nantes averages 1.00 goal and 0.58 assists per 90 minutes.
Ludovic Blas will need to provide a lift for Nantes. The midfielder from France has been on the pitch for 10,612 professional minutes while scoring 18 goals. He has totaled 18 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 14 times. He averages 0.15 goals per 90 and has started 114 games in his career. You should also watch out for Renaud Emond, the forward who represents Belgium. Emond has been handed 15 yellow card warnings in 10,823 mins played (118 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.46. He has earned 55 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 8 times.
Alban Lafont will be looking after the goal for Nantes. Lafont has racked up 51 shutouts and defended 747 shots attempted against him in 17,219 career minutes. He sports a save percentage of 71.9% and his shutout rate sits at 26.6%. He has allowed 1.26 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 51-61-80. So far in his career, Lafont has given up 242 goals and has racked up 532 stops in 192 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Nantes (+320)
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