Angers vs Marseille Prediction, 12/23/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Angers vs Marseille
Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Location: Stade Raymond Kopa in Angers, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Angers (+190) Marseille (+162)
Stade Raymond Kopa is the venue where Stephane Bahoken and Angers (7-3-6, 9th in Ligue 1) will take on Marseille (8-4-2, 4th in Ligue 1) on Wednesday. The starting goaltenders are Paul Bernardoni for Angers and Steve Mandanda for Marseille. The Black and Whites are at +190 while the Olympians are at +162. The total is set at 2.25.
Angers took the field against Nantes in their most recent game and wrapped up with a draw by a score of 1-1. Angers tried 23 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 11 of those attempts for a percentage of 47.8%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 78.4% rate by converting 291 of the 371 passing attempts in their last match. Regarding shot accuracy, Angers ended this match at a 50.0% rate by hitting 6 shots on target of 12 total shots. Angers sports an average of 1.31 goals per 90 minutes (21 goals in total) and are sitting with 15 assists in all matches for the year.
Stephane Bahoken is a player who can be a difference maker for Angers. He has accounted for 7 assists while accumulating 21 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Bahoken has been in the starting lineup in 91 games during his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.41 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from France has 36 goals in 7,855 minutes played. One more guy who could decide who wins is Ismael Traore, the defender representing France. Traore has been on the pitch for 30,716 mins in 348 career starting assignments and has earned himself 28 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 6 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 13 goals. He scores 0.04 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The guy defending the goal for Angers is Paul Bernardoni. Bernardoni has been on the pitch for a total of 12,464 mins and has 426 saves during his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.45 (201 goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of .699. The keeper born in France has had 618 shots attempted against him in 139 career starts. Bernardoni (49-35-55 mark during his career) has accounted for 38 clean sheets, which gives him a 27.3% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the field, Marseille were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against Reims. They finished this game by connecting on 621 out of their 698 passes they attempted for a rate of 89.0%. Marseille finished the match with a 72.7% successful dribble rate by converting 16 of the 22 dribbles they tried. Marseille converted 6 shots attempted out of their 12 shots attempted earning them a 50.0% rate when they last took the field. Having accumulated 20 goals and 19 assists in all their matches, Marseille averages 1.43 goals and 1.36 assists per 90 min.
Valere Germain should provide a lift for Marseille. He scores 0.37 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 204 contests thus far in his career. The forward hailing from France has played 18,375 mins and has scored 76 goals. He has accumulated 16 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 31 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Florian Thauvin, the forward hailing from France. He has earned 84 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 42 different times. Thauvin has been given 27 yellow cards in 18,376 professional minutes played (214 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.41.
Steve Mandanda will be looking after the goal for Marseille. During his professional soccer career, Mandanda has surrendered 484 goals while totaling 1,141 saves in 446 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.10 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 215-123-105. He sports a save percentage of .708 and his clean sheet rate sits at 32.3%. Mandanda has racked up 144 shutouts while defending 1,604 shots tried against him in 39,738 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Marseille (+162)
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