Lille vs Saint-Etienne Prediction, 3/11/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lille vs Saint-Etienne
Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
Location: Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Lille (-164) Saint-Etienne (+400)
Mahdi Camara and Saint-Etienne (6-7-14, 17th in Ligue 1) go to Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Friday where they'll meet Lille (11-9-7, 7th in Ligue 1). The goaltenders who are expected to start are Ivo Grbic for Lille and Paul Bernardoni for Saint-Etienne. The moneyline on this matchup has Lille coming in at -164 and Saint-Étienne are at +400. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
Lille took the field against Clermont Foot in their last game and notched a win by a score of 4-0. Lille tried 9 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 5 of those tries for a percentage of 55.6%. In regard to passing, they ended with a 87.8% passes received percentage by completing 409 of the 466 pass targets last match.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Lille ended this match at a 53.3% rate by putting 8 shots on target out of 15 total shots. Lille is averaging 1.26 goals per 90 (34 total goals) and have accumulated 22 assists in all games for this campaign.
Jonathan Bamba is a player who should be able to impact this match for Lille. Bamba has started 171 outings so far in his career and he scores 0.20 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from France has earned 34 goals in 15,104 mins played. He has totaled 30 assists while accumulating 12 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career.
Another guy who should impact this match is Jonathan David, the forward born in Canada. David has totaled 8,508 mins during 97 career starting assignments and has been handed 7 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 15 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 56 goals. He scores 0.59 G/90 during his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Lille will be Ivo Grbic. Grbic (43-26-30 mark during his soccer career) has 26 clean sheets, which gives him a 26.3% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper from Croatia has had 112 shots attempted at him in 99 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.69 (68 goals given up) and he holds a save % of 70.5%. Grbic has been on the pitch for 8,864 mins and has tallied 80 stops thus far in his career.
For their last match, Saint-Etienne took home the win by a final score of 1-0 against Metz. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 367 out of their 440 passing tries for a percentage of 83.4%. Saint-Etienne finished the match with a 60.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 18 out of the 30 dribbles they tried. Saint-Etienne connected on 5 shots on goal out of the team's 13 shots attempted giving them a 38.5% clip in their last match. With a total of 27 goals and 17 assists for all their matches, Saint-Etienne is averaging 1.00 goal and 0.63 assists per 90.
Mahdi Camara will be someone to watch for Saint-Etienne. He currently averages 0.06 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 71 matches during his soccer career. The midfielder born in France has been on the field for 6,374 minutes while scoring 4 goals. He has accumulated 13 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 2 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Wahbi Khazri, the forward born in Tunisia. He has collected 83 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 43 different times. Khazri has earned himself a total of 78 yellow cards in 23,764 minutes played (274 starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his soccer career is 0.31.
Paul Bernardoni will look after the net for Saint-Etienne. Bernardoni has accumulated 49 clean sheets and has defended 753 shots attempted against him in 16,334 career minutes. He has a save percentage of 68.3% and his shutout rate is currently at 26.9%. He has allowed 1.45 goals per 90 while earning a record of 62-46-74. So far in his career, Bernardoni has allowed 263 goals and has 508 stops in 182 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lille (-164)
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