Saint-Etienne vs Marseille Prediction, 4/2/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saint-Etienne vs Marseille
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022
Location: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Étienne, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Saint-Etienne (+260) Marseille (-105)
Dimitri Payet and Marseille (15-8-6, 2nd in Ligue 1) travel to Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Saturday where they'll take on Saint-Etienne (6-9-14, 18th in Ligue 1). The goalies who are expected to start are Paul Bernardoni for Saint-Etienne and Pau Lopez for Marseille. The odds on this game have Saint-Etienne coming in at +260 and the Olympians are at -105. The over/under has been set at 2.25.
Saint-Etienne played Troyes in their most recent match and earned a one point draw by a score of 1-1. Saint-Etienne tried 14 dribbles in this game and were successful in 8 of those dribbles for a rate of 57.1%. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 85.0% rate by converting 532 out of their 626 targeted passes last match.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Saint-Etienne wrapped this game up at a 22.2% rate by putting 2 shots on target out of 9 total shots. Saint-Etienne averages 0.97 goals per 90 min (28 goals in total) and have accounted for 17 assists in all competitions this year.
Wahbi Khazri is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Saint-Etienne. Khazri has had a starting assignment in 275 contests in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.31 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Tunisia has earned 83 goals scored in 23,877 mins played. He has accounted for 43 assists while earning 79 yellow card cautions in his career.
Another player who should impact this match is Mahdi Camara, the midfielder hailing from France. Camara has totaled 6,554 minutes during 73 starting assignments and has been given a total of 13 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 2 times so far in his career while he has scored 4 goals. He averages 0.05 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Saint-Etienne is Paul Bernardoni. Bernardoni has seen the pitch for 16,514 minutes and has tallied 513 saves so far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.44 (264 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 68.4%. The goalkeeper from France has faced 759 shots sent his way in 184 starts. Bernardoni (62-48-74 mark in his professional soccer career) has earned 50 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 27.2% clean sheet percentage.
In their last outing, Marseille went home victorious with a score of 2-1 against Nice. They finished the match by converting 485 of the 551 passing tries for a percentage of 88.0%. Marseille finished the match with a 29.4% successful dribble rate by converting 5 of the 17 dribbles they attempted. Marseille converted 5 shots on target out of their 12 shots attempted which had them at a 41.7% clip in their last match. Having earned a total of 44 goals and 31 assists in all competitions, Marseille sports an average of 1.52 goals and 1.07 assists per 90.
Dimitri Payet should provide solid play for Marseille. He currently averages 0.26 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 439 contests so far in his career. The forward from France has played 37,503 professional minutes while scoring 107 goals. He has collected 59 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 129 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Gerson, the midfielder representing Brazil. He has tallied 14 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 15 times. Gerson has been handed 29 yellow cards in 12,316 minutes played (143 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.10.
Pau Lopez will reside in front of the goal for Marseille. Lopez has recorded 45 clean sheets while seeing 693 shots against him in 15,818 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save % of 69.1% and his shutout rate is currently 25.9%. He has surrendered 1.36 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 74-38-63. So far in his career, Lopez has given up 239 goals and has tallied 479 saves in 174 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Saint-Etienne (+260)
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