Nantes vs Angers Prediction, 4/17/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nantes vs Angers
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022
Location: Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nantes (+105) Angers (+299)
Ismael Traore and Angers (8-9-14, 14th in Ligue 1) go to Stade de la Beaujoire on Sunday where they'll take on Nantes (13-7-11, 9th in Ligue 1). The starting goalkeepers will be Alban Lafont for Nantes and Danijel Petkovic for Angers. Nantes are at +105 while the Black and Whites are at +299. The total opens at 2.25.
Nantes faced Brest in their last game and earned a one point draw by a score of 1-1. Nantes attempted 15 dribbles in this matchup and converted 9 of those attempts for a rate of 60.0%. In the passing game, they earned a 86.0% passes received rate by connecting on 350 of the 407 passing targets in their last game.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Nantes finished the game at a 36.4% clip by putting 4 shots on target of 11 total shots. Nantes sports an average of 1.26 goals per 90 min (39 total goals) and are sitting with 27 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Ludovic Blas is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Nantes. He has totaled 19 assists while tallying 25 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. Blas has been a starter in 148 matchups thus far in his career and he accounts for 0.20 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder representing France has totaled 30 goals in 13,531 professional minutes.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Randal Kolo Muani, the forward hailing from France. He has helped a teammate on a goal 6 times during his soccer career while scoring 21 goals. Muani has totaled 5,676 mins during 65 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 6 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.33 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The guy defending the goal for Nantes will be Alban Lafont. Lafont (68-68-92 mark during his career) has recorded 61 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 26.8% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper born in Burkina Faso has seen 884 shots tried against him in 228 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.23 (280 total goals surrendered) and he has a save percentage of 72.1%. Lafont has been on the pitch for a total of 20,459 minutes and has accumulated 632 saves in his career.
In their last game, Angers weren't able to secure a win with a final of 1-1 against Lille. Angers finished the match with a 54.5% successful dribble rate by completing 12 of the 22 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by connecting on 238 out of their 253 passes they attempted for a percentage of 94.1%. Angers converted 3 shots on target out of their 13 shots attempted which had them at a 23.1% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 32 goals and 19 assists in all their contests, Angers has an average of 1.03 goals and 0.61 assists per 90 min.
Ismael Traore should be able to be counted on for Angers. The defender from France has played 34,942 professional minutes and has scored 16 goals. He has tallied 30 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted on a goal 7 times. He sports an average of 0.04 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 396 matches during his soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Stephane Bahoken, the forward hailing from France. Bahoken has been given a total of 21 yellow card warnings in 9,470 minutes played (107 career starts). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.37. He has accumulated 39 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 9 times.
Danijel Petkovic is expected to look after the goal for Angers. Petkovic has accumulated 27 clean sheets and has defended 347 shots tried against him in 8,055 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of 74.6% and his shutout rate sits at 30.0%. He has surrendered 1.20 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 33-24-32. So far in his pro soccer career, Petkovic has conceded 107 goals and has accumulated 253 stops in 90 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Nantes (+105)
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