Strasbourg vs Saint-Etienne Prediction, 1/17/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Strasbourg vs Saint-Etienne
Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021
Location: Stade de la Meinau in Strasbourg, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Strasbourg (+120) Saint-Etienne (+225)
Ludovic Ajorque and Strasbourg (6-2-11, 15th in Ligue 1) host Saint-Etienne (4-7-8, 16th in Ligue 1) at Stade de la Meinau on Sunday. The starting goaltenders will be Eiji Kawashima for Strasbourg and Jessy Moulin for Saint-Etienne. Strasbourg are at +120 while Saint-Étienne are at +225. The total opens at 2.5.
Strasbourg played Lens in their last match and went home with a win by a final score of 1-0. Strasbourg tried 6 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 2 of those tries for a percentage of 33.3%. In regard to passing, they earned a 71.5% received passes rate by connecting on 243 of the 340 pass attempts in their last match. In regard to shooting accuracy, Strasbourg ended this match at a 40.0% rate by hitting 4 SoT of 10 total shots. Strasbourg has an average of 1.47 goals per 90 (28 goals in total) and are sitting with 14 assists In all contests for this campaign.
Ludovic Ajorque is a player who can be a difference maker for Strasbourg. Ajorque has been given a starting assignment in 115 games during his soccer career and has 0.40 G/90. The forward born in Réunion has tallied 44 goals scored in 10,020 mins played. He has totaled 16 assists while earning 22 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Adrien Thomasson, the defender hailing from France. Thomasson has been on the pitch for 14,446 minutes during 165 starts and has earned himself 31 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 24 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 26 goals. He has an average of 0.16 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The guy defending the goal for Strasbourg will be Eiji Kawashima. Kawashima (73-57-82 mark in his professional soccer career) has accumulated 62 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 29.2% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper from Japan has faced 962 shots attempted at him in 212 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.43 (302 total goals conceded) and he has a save % of .689. Kawashima has seen the pitch for 19,040 minutes and has earned 664 saves during his soccer career.
For their last outing, Saint-Etienne took a loss by a score of 3-1 against Reims. Saint-Etienne earned a 60.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 12 of the 20 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by connecting on 500 of the 592 passes they tried earning a rate of 84.5%. Saint-Etienne landed 6 shots on goal out of their 14 shots attempted which gave them a 42.9% clip in their last match. Having earned a total of 19 goals and 14 assists in all competitions, Saint-Etienne sports an average of 1.00 goal and 0.74 assists per 90.
Denis Bouanga will be counted on for Saint-Etienne. The forward born in France has earned 11,668 minutes and has scored 47 goals. He has 18 yellow cards thus far in his career and has helped on a goal 17 times. He has an average of 0.36 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 131 contests so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Adil Aouchiche, the midfielder representing France. He has totaled 2 goals during his soccer career while helping on a goal 3 different times. Aouchiche has been handed 1 yellow card in 1,007 mins (13 starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.18.
Jessy Moulin will reside in front of the goal for Saint-Etienne. Moulin has totaled 10 shutouts while seeing 165 shots tried against him in 3,387 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of .727 and his clean sheet rate is 27.0%. He has given up 1.36 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 10-12-16. In his career, Moulin has conceded 51 goals and has earned 120 saves in 37 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Saint-Etienne (+225)
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