Strasbourg vs Saint-Etienne Prediction, 10/17/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Strasbourg vs Saint-Etienne
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Location: Stade de la Meinau in Strasbourg, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Strasbourg (+101) Saint-Etienne (+284)
Stade de la Meinau is the site where Kevin Gameiro and Strasbourg (3-2-4, 12th in Ligue 1) will take on Saint-Etienne (0-4-5, 20th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Matz Sels for Strasbourg and Etienne Green for Saint-Etienne. The odds on this contest have Strasbourg coming in at +101 and Saint-Étienne are at +284. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Strasbourg took the field against Montpellier in their last game and got the draw with a final of 1-1. When discussing the passing game, they ended up with a 88.0% passes received rate by converting 368 of the 418 passing targets in their last game. Strasbourg tried 11 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 7 of those tries for a percentage of 63.6%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Strasbourg ended this match at a 50.0% rate by landing 3 shots on target of 6 total shots. Strasbourg has an average of 1.33 goals per 90 min (12 goals in total) and have tallied 9 assists in all contests for the season.
Kevin Gameiro is a guy who should impact this matchup for Strasbourg. He has 39 assists while tallying 9 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. Gameiro has been given a starting assignment in 299 outings so far in his career and he tallies 0.50 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from France has earned 152 goals scored in 27,573 professional minutes played.
Someone else who should impact this game is Ludovic Ajorque, the forward who is from Réunion. Ajorque has played 12,199 minutes in 140 career starting assignments and has been given 25 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 21 times during his soccer career while he has scored 55 total goals. He scores 0.41 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Strasbourg is Matz Sels. Sels (100-70-74 mark in his career) has earned 68 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 27.9% shutout percentage. The goalie born in Belgium has faced 1,004 shots attempted at him in 244 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.26 (307 total goals given up) and he has a save % of 71.4%. Sels has played for a total of 21,960 minutes and is sitting with 713 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
In their last game, Saint-Etienne finished locked up with a final of 1-1 against Lyon. They wrapped up this outing by converting 304 of the 361 passes they tried for a rate of 84.2%. Saint-Etienne ended the game with a 76.5% successful dribble rate by completing 13 of the 17 dribbles they attempted. Saint-Etienne landed 7 shots on target out of 20 shots attempted which gave them a 35.0% clip in their last game. With 8 goals and 4 assists in all competitions, Saint-Etienne has an average of 0.89 goals and 0.44 assists per 90 min.
Denis Bouanga will be someone to watch for Saint-Etienne. The forward from France has been on the field for 13,676 minutes and has earned 53 goals. He has 25 yellow cards during his career and has assisted on a goal 19 times. He averages 0.35 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 154 games so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Mahdi Camara, the midfielder representing France. He has earned 3 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 2 times. Camara has been given 8 yellow cards in 4,961 minutes played (55 starts). His goals per 90 minute average thus far in his career is 0.05.
Etienne Green will be looking after the goal for Saint-Etienne. Green has totaled 3 shutouts while seeing 60 shots against him in 1,382 minutes in his career. He is the owner of a save % of 68.3% and his shutout rate is 18.8%. He has allowed 1.37 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 4-5-7. So far in his career, Green has surrendered 21 goals while earning 41 stops in 16 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Saint-Etienne (+284)
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