Nantes vs Lille Prediction, 3/19/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nantes vs Lille
Date: Saturday, March 19, 2022
Location: Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nantes (+160) Lille (+165)
Stade de la Beaujoire is the site where Randal Kolo Muani and Nantes (12-6-10, 7th in Ligue 1) will take on Lille (11-10-7, 6th in Ligue 1) on Saturday. The starting goaltenders are Alban Lafont for Nantes and Ivo Grbic for Lille. The line on this game has Nantes priced at +160 and Lille OSC are at +165. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Nantes played Troyes in their most recent match and went home with a loss by a final score of 1-0. When talking about passing the ball, they finished with a 84.6% passes received percentage by connecting on 468 out of their 553 targeted passes last match. Nantes attempted 14 dribbles in this contest and converted 3 of those tries for a rate of 21.4%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Nantes finished the game at a 16.7% clip by hitting 1 SoT of 6 shots. Nantes has an average of 1.25 goals per 90 minutes (35 goals in total) and have 24 assists in all matches for the year.
Randal Kolo Muani is a guy who should impact this matchup for Nantes. Muani has been a starter in 62 games thus far in his career and scores 0.32 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from France has totaled 19 goals in 5,427 minutes played. He has accounted for 6 assists while accumulating 6 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career.
One more player who should impact this match is Ludovic Blas, the midfielder representing France. He has assisted on a goal 18 times during his soccer career and he has scored 29 total goals. Blas has been on the field for 13,262 mins in 145 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 24 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.20 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Nantes is Alban Lafont. Lafont (67-67-91 mark in his career) has totaled 61 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 27.1% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Burkina Faso has had 870 shots attempted at him in 225 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.23 (276 goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 72.1%. Lafont has seen the pitch for 20,189 mins and has earned 622 stops during his career.
When they last took the field, Lille earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 0-0 against Saint-Etienne. They wrapped up this match by completing 471 of the 523 passing attempts earning a rate of 90.1%. Lille earned a 31.3% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 5 of the 16 dribbles they pursued. Lille had 2 shots on goal out of their 10 shots tried which gave them a 20.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 34 goals and 22 assists in all their contests, Lille averages 1.21 goals and 0.79 assists per 90 min.
Jonathan Bamba will need to be on top of his game for Lille. The forward who is from France has 15,194 professional minutes and has scored 34 goals. He has totaled 12 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 30 times. He is averaging 0.20 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 172 games so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Jonathan David, the forward born in Canada. He has scored 56 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 15 different times. David has earned himself a total of 7 yellow cards in 8,568 minutes (98 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.59.
Ivo Grbic will reside in front of the goal for Lille. Grbic has racked up 26 clean sheets and has defended 112 shots attempted against him in 8,864 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of 70.5% and his clean sheet rate is 26.3%. He has conceded 0.69 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 43-26-30. In his career, Grbic has conceded 68 goals while totaling 80 stops in 99 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nantes (+160)
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