Monaco vs Angers Prediction, 5/1/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Monaco vs Angers
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2022
Location: Stade Louis II in Monaco
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Monaco (-281) Angers (+859)
Stade Louis II is the site where Sofiane Diop and Monaco (17-8-9, 4th in Ligue 1) will play Angers (8-11-15, 14th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Alexander Nubel for Monaco and Danijel Petkovic for Angers. The Black and Whites are at at +859 while the Monégasques are at -281. The total has been set at 2.75.
Monaco stepped onto the pitch against Saint-Etienne in their most recent match and earned the victory with a final of 4-1. When talking about passing the ball, they had a 82.9% passes received rate by completing 315 of the 380 targeted passes last contest. Monaco attempted 10 dribbles in this outing and converted 3 of the dribbles for a rate of 30.0%.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Monaco finished at a 46.2% rate by landing 6 SoT of 13 shots. Monaco is averaging 1.56 goals per 90 minutes (53 goals in total) and have earned 39 assists in all competitions for the season.
Sofiane Diop is a player who should be able to impact this game for Monaco. Diop has been a starter in 63 games in his career and scores 0.24 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder from France has tallied 14 goals scored in 5,360 mins played. He has accounted for 6 assists while accumulating 13 yellow cards in his career.
One more player who should impact this match is Wissam Ben Yedder, the forward who represents Spain. He has assisted on a goal 50 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 159 total goals. Yedder has been on the pitch for 24,652 minutes in 283 starting assignments and has been given a total of 18 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.58 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The guy defending the goal for Monaco will be Alexander Nubel. Nubel (29-24-26 mark during his career) has accumulated 20 clean sheets, which gives him a 25.3% shutout rate. The keeper born in Germany has seen 307 shots tried at him in 79 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.34 (106 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 70.4%. Nubel has played for 7,098 mins and has earned 218 saves thus far in his career.
In their last game, Angers weren't able to secure a win with a final of 2-2 against Clermont Foot. Angers had a 46.7% successful dribble percentage by converting 7 out of the 15 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this contest by converting 368 out of their 443 attempted passes for a rate of 83.1%. Angers connected on 5 shots on target out of their 9 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 55.6% clip in their last game. Having tallied 35 goals and 20 assists in all competitions, Angers sports an average of 1.03 goals and 0.59 assists per 90 minutes.
Thomas Mangani should be someone to watch for Angers. The midfielder born in France has 27,829 mins and has earned 29 goals. He has earned 50 yellow cards thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 37 times. He currently averages 0.09 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 317 outings during his career. Make sure to watch out for Ismael Traore, the defender born in France. Traore has been given a total of 30 yellow cards in 35,212 professional minutes played (399 starts). His G/90 average during his soccer career is 0.04. He has accounted for 17 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 7 different times.
Danijel Petkovic will reside in front of the goal for Angers. So far in his pro soccer career, Petkovic has given up 107 goals and has tallied 253 saves in 90 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.20 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 33-24-32. He has earned a save % of 74.6% and his clean sheet rate is currently at 30.0%. Petkovic has totaled 27 shutouts and has seen 347 shots tried against him in 8,055 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Monaco (-281)
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