Troyes vs Nantes Prediction, 3/12/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Troyes vs Nantes
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022
Location: Stade de l'Aube in Troyes, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Troyes (+162) Nantes (+155)
Stade de l'Aube is the venue where Mama Balde and Troyes (6-7-14, 16th in Ligue 1) will take on Nantes (12-6-9, 6th in Ligue 1) on Saturday. The starting goaltenders will be Gauthier Gallon for Troyes and Alban Lafont for Nantes. The ESTAC are at +162 while Nantes are priced at +155. The total opens at 2.25.
Troyes faced off with Bordeaux in their last matchup and took home the win by a score of 2-0. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 77.5% rate by connecting on 237 of the 306 targeted passes in their last match. Troyes tried 14 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 11 of those tries for a percentage of 78.6%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Troyes walked away from the pitch at a 0.0% rate by putting 0 shots on target of 8 total shots. Troyes averages 0.85 goals per 90 min (23 goals in total) and are sitting with 18 assists in all contests for this campaign.
Mama Balde is a guy who can be a difference maker for Troyes. Balde has been given a starting assignment in 98 contests during his career and he accounts for 0.29 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Guinea-Bissau has accumulated 27 goals scored in 8,442 mins played. He has totaled 5 assists while tallying 15 yellow cards during his pro soccer career.
One more player who could decide who wins is Lebo Mothiba, the forward representing South Africa. Mothiba has totaled 6,649 minutes in 74 starts and has been given a total of 6 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 7 times thus far in his career while he has scored 29 goals. He currently averages 0.39 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Troyes will be Gauthier Gallon. Gallon (71-41-60 record in his career) has earned 55 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 32.0% clean sheet rate. The keeper born in France has seen 487 shots tried at him in 172 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.27 (219 goals allowed) and his save percentage is 70.0%. Gallon has defended the goal for 15,462 mins and has 334 saves in his pro soccer career.
When they last played, Nantes earned three points by winning 2-0 against Montpellier. They finished the match by connecting on 309 of the 388 passes they attempted for a percentage of 79.6%. Nantes earned a 40.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 8 of the 20 dribbles they tried. Nantes landed 5 shots on target out of the team's 16 shots attempted earning them a 31.3% rate in their last match. Having earned a total of 35 goals and 24 assists in all competitions, Nantes is averaging 1.30 goals and 0.89 assists per 90 minutes.
Randal Kolo Muani should provide a lift for Nantes. The forward who is from France has been on the field for 5,337 professional minutes and has earned 19 goals. He has totaled 6 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 6 times. He has an average of 0.32 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 61 matches during his career. Be sure to watch out for Ludovic Blas, the midfielder representing France. Blas has been given 24 yellow card cautions in 13,197 minutes played (144 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his pro soccer career is 0.20. He has earned 29 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 18 different times.
Alban Lafont is expected to look after the goal for Nantes. Lafont has totaled 61 shutouts and has seen 868 shots against him in 20,099 mins throughout his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of 72.1% and his clean sheet rate sits at 27.2%. He has surrendered 1.23 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 67-67-90. Thus far in his career, Lafont has conceded 275 goals and has accumulated 621 stops in 224 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Troyes (+162)
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